August 9, 2023


Orange County’s International Ballet Festival Celebrates 14th Anniversary “Gala Of The Stars” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Gala Of The Stars
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 7pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

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2023 Gala Guest Artists:

Agnes Su, Stuttgart Ballet Principal & FBT Alumni
Clemens Fröhlich, Stuttgart Ballet Soloist
Onegin” choreographed by John Cranko
“Daydreamers” choreographed by Edward Clug

Jamie Kopit, Nashville Ballet Company Artist & FBT Alumni
Nicolas Scheuer, Nashville Ballet Company Artist
Romeo and Juliet” choreographed and directed by Paul Vasterling

Adji Cissoko, Alonzo King Lines Ballet Dancer
“DEA” solo choreographed by Maria A. Konrad

Julian MacKay, Bayerisches Staatsballett Principal
Madison Young, Bayerisches Staatsballett Principal
Don Quixote” Pas de Deux choreographed by Marius Petipa
Renaissance” choreographed by Sebastian Bertaud

Vsevolod Maievskyi, English National Ballet Principal & Former Mariinsky Ballet
Chloe Misseldine, American Ballet Theatre Soloist
Swan Lake” Pas de Deux choreographed by Marius Petipa

More Guest Artists and Repertoire to be Announced.

Experience an unforgettable night of dance at the 14th Annual Gala of the Stars. This unique event boasts an incredible roster of world-renowned ballet stars from internationally-acclaimed ballet companies and Festival Ballet Theatre alumni stars, whose talent will be complemented by select, inspired young ballet protégés. Current and future stars will share the stage in one unprecedented spectacular performance.

This year marks a milestone for Festival Ballet Theatre and its official ballet school, Southland Ballet Academy. Festival Ballet Theatre, Orange County’s premier non-profit ballet company, celebrates its 35th anniversary and Southland Ballet Academy celebrates its 40th anniversary.

A special demonstration of the talented next generation and ballet protégés. This program is the culmination of 2 weeks of intensive ballet training designed for the inspired young dancer. These hand-picked young dancers are offered the rare opportunity to be very closely seen and guided by esteemed internationally well-known artistic directors and ballet masters including Christopher Powney, Artistic Director of Royal Ballet School, Larissa Saveliev and Gennadi Saveliev, Youth America Grand Prix Founders and Artistic Directors as well as Southland Ballet Academy’s Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, and esteemed faculty.

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Dinner With The Stars

Wednesday, August 9th, following the Gala performance
Box Circle Lobby at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Tickets: $250 

Dinner tickets are available to Gala ticket holders only.

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Welcome The Stars Dinner Cruise

Tuesday, August 8th
Newport Harbor

Tickets: $150 

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Video of 2017 Gala of the Stars