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Isadora Loyola, Skylar Brandt and Cassandra Trenary in Gaîté Parisienne.
Photo:Fabrizio Ferri.



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ABT 2014 SPRING GALA AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 12 AT 6:30 P.M.

 
Mrs. Michelle Obama to Serve as Honorary Chair

Emily Blavatnik, Nina Rennert Davidson, Nancy Mccormick, Kalliope Karella Rena, Mary Elizabeth Snow, Monica G-S Wambold to Co-Chair Annual Opening Night Benefit

Gala Evening Sponsored by LANVIN

 
4/14/2014 -

American Ballet Theatre’s 2014 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House opens Monday, May 12 with the annual Spring Gala benefit at 6:30 P.M. Sponsored by LANVIN, the evening will feature ABT’s renowned Principal Dancers in preview performances from the eight-week season. 

Mrs. Michelle Obama will serve as Honorary Chair of ABT’s Spring Gala.  Emily Blavatnik, Nina Rennert Davidson, Nancy McCormick, Kalliope Karella Rena, Mary Elizabeth Snow and Monica G-S Wambold will serve as Co-Chairs.

Vice Chairs for the evening include Cecile Andrau-Martel, Valentino Carlotti, Donna and Richard Esteves, Susan Feinstein, Victoria Phillips, Martin and Toni Sosnoff and Sutton Stracke.  Junior Co-Chairs for the evening are Sarah Arison, Julia Spillman-Gover and Mark Tashkovich.

A portion of the proceeds from the Spring Gala will support ABT’s education and community outreach programs.

American Ballet Theatre’s Spring Gala performance will feature selections from the season’s full-length ballets including Don Quixote, Cinderella, CoppéliaLa Bayadère, The Dream, Giselle and Manon.  The evening will also include a performance by students from The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT, Jiří Kylián’s Nuages and excerpts from Gaîté Parisienne.

A Gala dinner at The Tent at Lincoln Center will immediately follow the performance.  Gala benefit tickets priced at $1,500, $2,500, $3,500 and $5,000 include the performance and post-performance dinner and dancing.  For Gala benefit ticket information only, call American Ballet Theatre’s Special Events office at 212-477-3030, ext. 3310.

Performance-only tickets, beginning at $25, are available online, at the Metropolitan Opera House box office or by calling 212-362-6000.  For more information, please visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org.