Join us as founding members of the Dance Theater of Harlem, now of the 152nd Street Black Ballet Legacy Lydia Abarca Mitchell, Sheila Rohan, Gayle McKinney- Griffith, Karlya Shelton Benjamin and Marcia Lynn Sells come together to fill the gap in representation, share their story and encourage the next generation of artistic excellence in dance, while reclaiming their role in dance history.
This evening will also honor leading members of the Black dance community including members of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Black alum.
A CONVERSATION OF INSPIRATION BENEFITING PHILADELPHIA BALLET
Evening Festivities include
VIP RECEPTION + MEET AND GREET | 5:30 PM
with the Five Pioneering Black Ballerinas and the evenings honorees
GRAND BALLROOM OPENS | 6:00 PM
Welcome Patron and Young Friend ticket holders
DINNER + PROGRAM | 6:30 PM
Three Course Dinner
PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:
- Remarks by Philadelphia Ballet
- Honoree Awards and Presentation
- A featured performance by Nayara Lopes, The Eugene and Alyce Fluder Principal Dancer, accompanied by Martha Koeneman, The Greapentrog Principal Pianist
- “A Conversation with Five Pioneering Black Ballerinas”, a moderated panel interview held during coffee and dessert
VIP Tickets $1,000 | Patron Tickets $500
VIP Tables $10,000 | Patron Tables $5,000
INDIVIDUAL + CORPORATE SPONSOR LEVELS
$25,000 $15,000 $10,000
SPONSOR AN EMERGING DANCER OR COMMUNITY PARTNER TO ATTEND THE EVENT
$2,500 Table | $250 Individual Ticket – Philadelphia Ballet will extend this ticket to an Emerging Dance or a member of one our Community Partner Organizations, on your behalf.
For detailed information about Sponsorships and Tickets go to: pioneering.givesmart.com
Philadelphia Ballet and the Bellevue Hotel will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination status will need to be provided at check-in when entering the premises. *
*Subject to change
THANK YOU TO OUR:
Alice Donavin Day& George S. Day, Ph.D.
HONORARY EVENT CO-CHAIRS
Steven Scott Bradley
Evelyn Watkins Ebo & Ken Ebo
Arthur M. Kaplan, Esq. & R. Duane Perry