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Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation

308 W. Erie St., Ste. 700

Chicago, IL United States 60610-3537

Telephone: (312) 649-0700


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $6,343,080

Total giving: $442,200





Additional Contact Information

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Established in 1991 in IL - Founded by the late Rudolf Nureyev, who was a Russian dancer, primarily known for his solo ballet performances and his duets with Margot Fonteyn. Mr. Nureyev defected to the West while on tour with the Russian ballet in 1961.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation provides grants in the U.S. for ballet and modern dance performances, funds dance schools and dance scholarships, provides financial assistance for the creation of new choreography, and supports the establishment of dance collections and film archives to preserve the history, tradition and appreciation of dance.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts education
Population Groups
  • Children and youth

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $6,343,080 (market value)

Gifts received: $639

Expenditures: $568,444

Total giving: $442,200

Qualifying distributions: $486,811