Orange County’s International Ballet Festival Celebrates 12th Anniversary “Gala Of The Stars” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Gala Of The Stars
Friday, August 16, 2019 at 7pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

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Performance Schedule
7:00 pm – 12th Annual Gala of the Stars – Two act performance by world-renowned ballet stars and “Ballet protégés”

Experience an unforgettable night of dance at the 12th 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.

2019 Gala of the Stars Master of Ceremonies:

Mark Walberg, Host of Antiques Roadshow and Buried History with Mark Walberg

2019 Gala Guest Artists:

Alice Mariani and Marcelo Gomes
White Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake and Amorosa
Semperoper Ballett and former American Ballet Theatre

Svetlana Lunkina and Evan McKie
Allegreto Appassionato and Pas de Deux from Chopiniana
National Ballet of Canada

Yuan Yuan Tan and Vitor Luiz
On a Theme of Paganini and Infinite Ocean
San Francisco Ballet and former San Francisco Ballet

Adiarys Almeida and Taras Domitro
Pas de Deux from Carmen Suite and Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire
former Boston Ballet and former San Francisco Ballet

Julian MacKay
Flames of Paris and Take Me To Church
Mikhailovsky Theatre

Evan McKie
In Time We Trust
National Ballet of Canada

Tara Ghassemieh and Vitor Luiz
Festival Ballet Theatre and former San Francisco Ballet

Guest artists may be subject to change without notice.

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 one evening that celebrates the art and passion of ballet.

As Festival Ballet Theatre honors their 30th anniversary, they continue their mission of: “With reverence for classic masterpieces and a focus on developing future tours de force, Festival Ballet Theater is committed to presenting the best of dance, enriching lives, and developing a new generation of audiences and artists.”

The “Gala” presents an unprecedented opportunity to see current and future 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.

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Dinner With The Stars

Friday, August 16th, following the Gala performance
Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Tickets: $300 

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

Thursday, August 15th, 7pm
Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort
Tickets: $200

Welcome the Stars Dinner tickets are included in our Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby sponsorship packages.

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Video of 2017 Gala of the Stars