Festival Ballet Theatre
10th Annual Gala of the Stars


6:00 pm – Inspired Young Dancers’ Performance - one act, optional for ticket holders
7:00 pm – 10th Annual Gala of the Stars- two acts, tenth anniversary gala program featuring performances from the world’s most prestigious ballet stars of today

Festival Ballet Theatre’s 10th Annual Gala of the Stars brings the exciting performances of the world’s most exquisite ballet dancers to the Orange County stage. The Gala presents an incredibly unique evening; today’s renowned ballet stars share the stage in a program celebrating the passion of dance. This consistently sold-out annual performance showcases internationally-revered guest artists from the world’s most recognizable dance companies along with young protégés, selected by the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. These performers are our future stars of the ballet world. Guest artists will include dancers from the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and San Francisco Ballet, among others.

Celebrating 29 years of artistic excellence, Festival Ballet Theatre is dedicated to nurturing our community’s young artists to become future artistic ambassadors. Festival Ballet Theatre continues its tradition of bringing the best of professional dance to our home, Orange County.

“The dancers….are an undeniable draw. It is rare to see these dancers sharing the stage together.” --Laura Bleiberg, Orange County Register

2017 Gala of the Stars Master of Ceremonies:
Mark Walberg
Antiques Roadshow Host

2017 Guest Artists:

Misty Copeland & Alexandre Hammoudi
Romeo and Juliet Pas de Deux
American Ballet Theatre

Lauren Cuthbertson & Eric Underwood
Chroma and After the Rain
The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera & Ryoichi Hirano,
Manon Pas de Deux and Pas de Deux from Asphodel Meadows
The Royal Ballet

Yuan Yuan Tan & Vitor Luiz,
Bells and Finding Light
San Francisco Ballet

Ashley Bouder & Gonzalo Garcia,
Rubies Pas de Deux from Jewels and Pas de Deux from Stars and Stripes
New York City Ballet

*Guest artists may be subject to change without notice*

$200 Post Gala Dinner at Cafe Rouge: Click here for more information

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