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. Events leading up to the Gala include master classes at Southland Ballet Academy, a “Welcome The Stars” Dinner Cruise and ends with “Dinner With The Stars” at Leatherby’s Café Rouge.
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.
“The dancers … are an undeniable draw. It is rare to see these dancers sharing the stage together.” – Dance Critic, Laura Bleiberg
2017 Gala of the Stars Master of Ceremonies:
Mark Walberg, Host of Antiques Roadshow