The 2015-2016 season marks the Silver Anniversary for Boca Ballet Theatre, and they would like to celebrate with you. On March 19, Boca Ballet Theatre will stage its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Gala Performance at the Countess de Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River High School, featuring some of the dance company’s former professional guest artists to mark the milestone. Made possible by the Michael and Madelyn Savarick Trust, the evening’s dance repertoire will aim to recreate some of the dance company’s most memorable moments with the artists that originally made it possible.
Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, will be dancing the pas de deux from Don Quixote.
Photo by Silvia Pangaro
“It is unbelievable to me that we are celebrating 25 years of Boca Ballet Theatre,” said Co-Artistic Director Dan Guin. “We are totally overwhelmed that so many of our former professional guest artists want to be involved in the performance and pay tribute to our accomplishments as we pay tribute to Madelyn Savarick and send out a huge thank you for her continued support.”
Following the dance extravaganza, there will be a post-performance celebration at the Countess de Hoernle Center for Dance, where guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, meet with the dancers, and tour the state-of-the-art dance facility.
- The twenty-fifth anniversary Gala Performance will take the stage at 6 p.m. Tickets for the performance cost $35-$35; post-performance party costs $75; and show and party packages cost $100. For more information, visit bocaballet.org.
Among the internationally acclaimed dancers slated to perform are Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, dancing “Golden Idol” from La Bayadere; Bridgett Zehr, former Principal Dancer with National Ballet of Canada & English National Ballet, dancing an excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty; Megan Fairchild and Gonzalo Garcia, Principal Dancers with New York City Ballet, dancing the pas de deux from Don Quixote; Cassandra Trenary, Soloist with American Ballet Theatre and Gray Davis of American Ballet Theatre dancing a pas de deux from The Nutcracker; Sarah Smith of the American Ballet Theatre and Roman Zurbin Soloist with American Ballet Theatre dancing a pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet; Beckanne Sisk, Principal Dancer with Ballet West and Chase O’Connell of Ballet West dancing “Black Swan” from Swan Lake; Melissa Weber of Connecticut Ballet, dancing an excerpt from Ella Sang; Alexey Kulpin performing Le Spectre de la Rose; as well as Boca Ballet Theatre dancers and professionals performing excerpts from Giselle and Coppélia.
Photo by Silvia Pangaro