(Palm Beach Gardens, FL – February 11, 2019) Colleen Smith, Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Palm Beach, welcomed 130 of the nonprofit organization’s patrons, leaders and dancers at Dance Revealed, a cocktail fundraiser that was held on January 31 at the new Fritz Gallery in Palm Beach.
Theodora Aspegren, Robert Bailey and Chase Thomas co-chaired the lovely party that included crowd-pleasing performances by Ballet Palm Beach dancers Lily Ojea Loveland and Aaron Melendrez, and Madeleine Miller and Aurelio Guimaraes. The event netted $50,000 to support main stage productions and community outreach programs for children and their families.
“It was a delight to welcome so many new supporters and introduce them to our extraordinarily talented dancers, said Smith.
“We are proud to partner with Ballet Palm Beach, the professional ballet company of Palm Beach County,” affirmed Karl Ruppert, Market Head of UBS Florida Private Wealth Management. “At UBS, we believe that the performing arts as well as contemporary art offers pleasure, passion, the thrill of a new perspective and ultimately the chance to leave a legacy that goes beyond money.”
In addition to the live performances, Steve Caras, former New York City Ballet dancer and renowned photographer, gave insightful remarks about Ballet Palm Beach’s history and progression into a professional company of extraordinary dancers.
A fun highlight of Dance Revealed was the spirited auction that included the opportunity to accompany Ballet Palm Beach’s artistic director and dancers on an upcoming outreach trip to Cuba, or have a walk-on part in the company’s much-loved production of The Nutcracker next December.
In addition to the live performances, highlights of Dance Revealed were special guest speaker Steven Caras and a spirited auction that included the opportunity to accompany Ballet Palm Beach’s artistic director and dancers on an upcoming outreach trip to Cuba, or have a walk-on part in the company’s much-loved production of The Nutcracker next December.
Upcoming performances by Ballet Palm Beach include:
+ March 25-27
at the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse
How to Purchase Performance Tickets:
For information about prices and how to purchase tickets, please call Ballet Palm Beach at 561.630.8235 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.
For tickets to performances at the Kravis Center, please call 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471, or visit www.kravis.org.
For tickets to performances at The King’s Academy, please call 888.718.4253 or visit www.TKAFineArts.net.
About Ballet Palm Beach:
Ballet Palm Beach (BPB), the professional ballet company of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ballet company dedicated to preserving the art of classical ballet by cultivating new visions in choreography, impacting the next generation through the discipline of dance, and enriching the community through this universal art form. Established in 2001, the company has become a fixture in Palm Beach County. Each year BPB produces main stage ballets as well as outreach shows, both locally and abroad. For more information about the professional company or its school, Ballet Palm Beach Academy, or to support BPB’s outreach efforts call 561.630.8235 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.
Photo Credit: CAPEHART