August 18, 2017



Festival Ballet Theatre’s 10th Annual Gala of the Stars brings the exciting performances of the world’s most exquisite ballet dancers to the Orange County stage. The Gala presents an incredibly unique evening; today’s renowned ballet stars share the stage in a program celebrating the passion of dance. This consistently sold-out annual performance showcases internationally-revered guest artists from the world’s most recognizable dance companies along with young protégés, selected by the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. These performers are our future stars of the ballet world. Guest artists will include dancers from the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and San Francisco Ballet, among others.

Celebrating 29 years of artistic excellence, Festival Ballet Theatre is dedicated to nurturing our community’s young artists to become future artistic ambassadors. Festival Ballet Theatre continues its tradition of bringing the best of professional dance to our home, Orange County.

2017 Guest Artists To Be Announced  

2016 Guest Artists Included:                                                                         

Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet
Robert Fairchild, New York City Ballet
Maria Kochetkova, American Ballet Theatre
Daniil Simkin, American Ballet Theatre
Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre
Xander Parish, The Mariinsky Theatre
Yuan Yuan Tan, San Francisco Ballet
Jamie Kopit, American Ballet Theatre/SBA Alumni
Constantine Allen, Stuttgart Ballet
Agnes Su, Stuttgart Ballet/SBA Alumni
Mari Kawanishi, Staatsballet Berlin
Frederico Spallitta, Staatsballet Berlin

Guest Artists may be subject to change 

View past Gala of the Stars guest artists

“The dancers … are an undeniable draw. It is rare to see these dancers sharing the stage together.” – Dance Critic, Laura Bleiberg


Segerstrom Center For The Arts

6:00 pm – Inspired Young Dancers’ Performance – one act, optional for ticket holders
7:00 pm – 10th Annual Gala of the Stars- two acts, tenth anniversary gala program featuring performances from the world’s most prestigious ballet stars of today

Ticket Prices: $65 – $95