LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Ballet Theatre (ABT) hosts its annual Holiday Benefit dinner and performance on December 11, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. This year's benefit, sponsored by Harry Winston Inc., will honor Judy Morr, Executive Vice President of Segerstrom Center for the Arts for her dedication and service to dance and the performing arts community.
The evening will feature a one-night-only performance by the world-renowned artists of American Ballet Theatre, including Principal Dancers Stella Abrera, Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Hee Seo, Daniil Simkin, and Cory Stearns, in scenes from the Company's repertoire, followed by a post-performance dinner and dessert with the dancers. The Holiday Benefit performance will include excerpts from works by choreographers Benjamin Millepied, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, as well as scenes from the Company's most treasured classics, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. The performance also includes a first look at Ratmansky's full-length ballet, Harlequinade, which will have its World Premiere during ABT's 2018 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Co-Chairs of the Holiday Benefit are Sarah Arison, Avery and Andy Barth, Lisa Love, Michael Moser, Elizabeth Segerstrom, Stewart Smith and Robin Ferracone and Sutton Stracke, and Junior Co-Chair is Hannah Selleck.
American Ballet Theatre will present its annual engagement of Ratmansky's The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, featuring students from ABT's William J. Gillespie School, December 7-17, 2017. For tickets, visit http://www.abt.org/performances/nutcracker.asp.
Proceeds from the Holiday Benefit support American Ballet Theatre and its educational programs.
American Ballet Theatre has been home to many of ballet's legendary stars – Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova, Alessandra Ferri, Julio Bocca, Paloma Herrera, Angel Corella, Julie Kent and Ethan Stiefel to name a few– and is renowned for its lavish productions of full-length ballets. With a Company of 90 of the world's most celebrated dancers, ABT performs for audiences of more than 400,000 each year in New York City, Southern California, across the United States, and around the world. On April 27, 2006, by an act of Congress, American Ballet Theatre was named America's National Ballet Company®.
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SOURCE American Ballet Theatre