Dance With Me Gala Raises More than $400,000 for Ballet Arizona

Posted By on January 30, 2019

The Event: Dance With Me Gala

The Cause: Ballet Arizona

Mission: Ballet Arizona is an innovative and provocative professional ballet company that creates, performs, and teaches outstanding classical and contemporary ballet. The company is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating and commissioning new innovative works.

Event Chair: Adrienne Schiffner / Co-Chairs: Barbara Ottosen & Daryl Weil

Honorees: Honorees: Billie Jo & Judd Herberger

Top Sponsors: Jacquie & Bennett Dorrance, Billie Jo & Judd Herberger, Barbara & Donald Ottosen and SRP

Date held: January 25, 2019

Venue: Phoenix Art Museum

Special Feature: Guests enjoyed a behind-the-scenes documentary called, Creating The Firebird – an intimate look into the process of creating this world premiere which opens on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Symphony Hall.

Dollars raised: $420,000

Notable moment: Ballet Arizona also awarded the “Hazel Hare Award for Artistic Excellence” to dancers, Rochelle Anvik and Helio Lima. In its second year, this award honors Hazel Hare for her transformational $4 million endowment gift to Ballet Arizona.

Photo Credit: Ballet Arizona & Frontdoors Media

  • Don & Barbara Ottosen
  • Ballet Dancer Amber Lewis & Chip Weil
  • Billie Jo Herberger and Patsy Lowry
  • Ballet Arizona Executive Director Samantha Turner & Artistic Director Ib Andersen
  • Chris Greulich & Matthew Boland
  • Charles & Joan Berry, Maria Jacobs, Tina Samuel and Peggy Ensign
  • Don Fowls & Stephen Bansak
  • Jacquie Dorrance & Ib Andersen
  • Carol & Randy Schilling
  • Daryl Weil, Anne & Kevin Czerwinski, Hana & Don Callaghan
  • Event Chair Adrienne Shiffner Welcomes Guests
  • 2019 Ballet Arizona Dance with Me Gala
Andrea Evans

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