Join us as we return to Board Chairman David F. Hoffman’s beautiful property in Villanova for our 5th Annual Spring Festival at Red Rose Farm, featuring outdoor performances by Philadelphia Ballet dancers and the School of Philadelphia Ballet.
This year’s event will be hosted over two evenings, consisting of a VIP Event on May 30 featuring a cocktail reception, the presentation of the Anthony Haller Volunteer of the Year Award, and a sunset performance on the lake, followed by dinner and dessert with Philadelphia Ballet artists.
On June 1, at the Family Style Picnic Event, guests are encouraged to bring friends, their own picnic, favorite wine, and picnic blanket to sprawl out on the lawn and enjoy an evening of outdoor performances.
The Company will be performing:
Bourbon St., choreographed by Angel Corella and Russell Ducker with music by Louis Prima and the Barcelona Hot Angels. Bourbon St. is a high-energy, character-driven work that is an homage to the nightlife of New Orleans, and features the Lindy Hop, a swing-era dance-craze.
On Cloud 9, choreographed by Angel Corella. On Cloud 9 is a celebration of the beautiful music and carefree attitude of the 1950’s. Memories of hanging out at the malt shop with friends and spending time with sweethearts in Lover’s Lane will transport audiences back in time.
The evening will also feature a special performance by the School of Philadelphia Ballet.
We are excited to announce that this year’s “Anthony Haller Volunteer of the Year” award recipient is Philadelphia Ballet Board Member Michael C. Lillys.
At the performance on Thursday, May 30, we will honor Michael Lillys with the third annual Anthony Haller Volunteer of the Year Award, for his extraordinary 30 years of service to the now Philadelphia Ballet. Michael is a Managing Director in the Municipal Finance group of RBC Capital Markets. He was one of the original founders of the Young Friends of the Ballet when he first became involved with the company. He has served in numerous volunteer roles over the years. Michael was originally a board member from 1993 to 2006 and then served as an Emeritus Trustee from 2007 through 2013. He rejoined the board in 2014 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee in his role as Chair of the Finance Committee. He also serves on several other committees including both the Strategic Initiatives and the Building Campaign Committees.
Red Rose Sponsor – $25,000
Spring Festival Experience for 16 people at the VIP Event + 28 people at the Picnic Event
Garden Rose Sponsor – $15,000
Spring Festival Experience for 8 people at the VIP Event + 20 people at the Picnic Event
Tea Rose Sponsor – $10,000
Spring Festival Experience for 6 people at the VIP Event + 12 people at the Picnic Event
Arbor Rose Sponsor – $5,000
Spring Festival Experience for 4 people at the VIP Event + 8 people at the Picnic Event
Rose Sponsor – $2,500
Spring Festival Experience for 1 person at the VIP Event + 4 people at the Picnic Event
Thursday, May 30 | Rain Date May 31
This special VIP event features a cocktail reception and special performances featuring Philadelphia Ballet and the School of Philadelphia Ballet followed by dinner and dessert served poolside with the artists of Philadelphia Ballet. All funds raised from this evening will support the Ballet’s work both on stage and the meaningful work we do throughout the community.
Cocktail Reception at 5:00pm – Performance to start at 6:30pm
VIP Ticket | Individual – $1,000 VIP Ticket | Couple – $2,500 VIP Ticket | Half Table $4,500
VIP Event experience for one
Includes reserved seating for 2 at the performance + poolside dinner
Includes reserved seating for 4 at the performance + poolside dinner
VIP Ticket | Individual – $1,000
VIP Ticket | Couple – $2,500
VIP Ticket | Half Table $4,500
VIP Ticket | Table – $8,500
Includes reserved seating for 8 at the performance + poolside dinner
Young Friends + PAB Alumni Tickets – $300
VIP Event experience for one
Sponsor a Philadelphia Ballet Artist – $300
Allow an artist of Philadelphia Ballet and a guest to join in the fun!
Saturday, June 1 | Rain Date June 2
Grab three friends and bring your own blanket, picnic, and favorite wine to watch these featured performances by Philadelphia Ballet dancers and students of the School of Philadelphia Ballet. Doors open at 5:30pm – Performance to start at 6:30pm
$300 – Per Party of 4| $75 Each additional guest
For more information about sponsorship or tickets, please contact John Whitehead, Director of Special Events, at [email protected]