Ballet Arizona Welcome Party

Donors gather to kick off 2017-2018 season

More than 75 Corps de Ballet and Prima Circle donors enjoyed a refreshing happy hour at Ballet Arizona’s studio location Sept. 12 to help kick off the 2017-2018 season. Guests mingled with dancers and artistic staff while enjoying light appetizers catered by Fabulous Foods. Beverages were partially donated by Phoenix Ale Brewery.

The evening also included a brief interview with Ib Andersen, Ballet Arizona artistic director. He shared how he spent his summer traveling around the world from New York City to Lisbon. He also gave a brief preview of the season. Donors were able to learn more about the some of the dancers. Returning dancer Connor Cohen will be completing his college degree in a few months, and new dancer Aubrey Kazimi wishes to be a child life specialist in the future.

Corps de Ballet and Prima Circle are Ballet Arizona’s giving Circles. Corps de Ballet membership begins at $50 and Prima Circle memberships begin at $1,500.

PHOTOS COURTESY BALLET ARIZONA

Giselle Alexander, Derek Kaczmanek, and Kay and Ed Nadel

Dancer Annier Navarro and Richard Monast

Dancer Ethan Price; Joseph Nusairat; Kaelyn Magee, dancer; and Eric Pittman

Dancer Annier Navarro, Thad Leininger and Paula Nadell

Dana Manners; Gilat Ben-Dor; Jessica Phillips, dancer; and Jim Smith

Mitzi and Bob Olivere

 

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