August 18, 2017

Experience the artistry, energy, and excitement of ORANGE COUNTY’S INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL.

World-renowned ballet artists will share the stage for one spectacular night of dance at Festival Ballet Theatre’s 10th Annual Gala of the Stars. 

Festival Ballet Theatre’s annually sold-out Gala of the Stars showcases internationally revered guest artists from the world’s most prestigious dance companies. During this night of unforgettable performances, ballet icons will dance celebrated classical repertory as well as breathtaking contemporary highlights. Celebrating over 28 years of artistic excellence, Festival Ballet Theatre simultaneously attracts the best in professional dance to its home base while sending its own dancers out as artistic ambassadors to the world. Festival Ballet Theatre is pleased to present this amazing night in association with Youth America Grand Prix.

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

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