GALA OF THE STARS
Orange County’s International Ballet Festival Celebrates 11th Anniversary “Gala Of The Stars” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Gala Of The Stars
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
6:00 pm – Inspired Young Dancers’ Performance “Ballet protégés “- one act Optional,
7:00 pm – 11th Annual Gala of the Stars – Two act performance by world-renowned ballet stars
Experience an unforgettable night of dance at the 11th annual “Gala of the Stars.” This unique event boasts an incredible roster of world ballet stars from internationally-acclaimed ballet companies, whose talent will be complemented by select, inspired young protégés. Current and future stars will share the stage in one spectacular performance.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Orange County’s premiere resident ballet company with an exciting gala performance where world-renowned ballet artists share their love and expertise of the craft with future, inspired young stars. The young protégés have been selected as standout performers by visiting artistic directors of the Southland Ballet Academy International Summer Intensive and the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. The often sold-out performance is a rare opportunity for Orange County audiences to see dancers from different companies in a combined program that celebrates the continue art and passion of ballet.
As Festival Ballet Theatre honors their 30th anniversary, they continue to uphold their commitment to bringing the best of professional dance to their Orange County home. The “Gala” presents an unprecedented opportunity to see future stars and current stars connecting through the same language of dance.
Enjoy a Collection of Ballet Works in the Lobby by Richard MacDonald
Dawson Cole Fine Art is pleased to present a collection of ballet works by renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald. Throughout the evening, explore his ballet works in the concert hall lobby.
2018 Distinguished Guest Artists:
Aran Bell, American Ballet Theatre
Skylar Brandt, American Ballet Theatre
Sasha De Sola, San Francisco Ballet
Matthew Golding, former Dutch National Ballet & Royal Ballet
Sebastian Kloborg, former Royal Danish Ballet
Maria Kotchekova, former San Francisco Ballet & American Ballet Theatre
Sarah Lamb, The Royal Ballet
Morgan Lugo, Royal Ballet of Flanders
Vitor Luiz, San Francisco Ballet
Svetlana Lunkina, National Ballet of Canada
Evan McKie, National Ballet of Canada
Juliano Nunes, Royal Ballet of Flanders
Chase O’Connell, Ballet West
Beckanne Sisk, Ballet West
Guest artists may be subject to change without notice.
ADDITIONAL GALA EVENTS
Dinner With The Stars
Friday, August 17th, following the Gala performance
Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Dinner tickets are available to Gala ticket holders only.
Dinner tickets are included in our Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby sponsorship packages.
Welcome The Stars Dinner Cruise
Thursday, August 16th
Dinner Cruise is available exclusively to Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby Benefactors. If you’d like to join us, visit our sponsorship page and consider supporting our Gala Of The Stars.