BalletX annual fundraiser The Premier Party at Sky Philadelphia (Formerly Top of the Tower) 1717 Arch Street
On Thursday, March 23, 2017, BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet and resident dance
company of The Wilma Theater, will hold its annual fundraiser The Premier Party. This year BalletX and co-chairs Linda E. Johnson and Rebecca Malcom
Damian Woetzel è Artistic Director of Vail International Dance Festival, former Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet, and member of the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities, appointed by President Barack Obama and Janet and Jim Averill è longtime Ballet advocates and support
Christine Cox, Artistic & Executive Director, Co-Founder of BalletX welcomes the guests
David Schellenberg, President and CEO of LinguiSearch and a member of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Board of Trustees and Janet Averill, she and her husband Jim Averill were honored for their support of BalletX. Janet and Jim Averill longtime Ballet advocates and supporters, Board Member at Pennsylvania Ballet and The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia (Janet), and Board Member at Free Library Foundation (Emeritus), Rosenbach Museum and Library, Foreign Policy Research Institute, and National Lands Trust (Jim)
Michael Sheridan and Geni Klein
Russell Ducker, Pennsylvania Ballet Corps de Ballet Member and Pennsylvania Ballet’s artistic director, Ángel Corella
Francesca Forcella, (A Day In The Life of Francesca) Anna Marie Grossman and Skyler Lubin (I was going to ask her if she was from Cherry Hill. I grew up with her parents in Charleston Riding, I think. They were a couple years older than me.)
Roberta Marcus and Bryan Park, volunteers at the gala
Diane Heard and Matthew Neenan co-founded BalletX with fellow dancer Christine Cox.
Wynrhys Coghlan, The Welsh Soicety, Nancy Davis, Mural Arts (when I was a paralegal, Nancy was our firms Lexis/Nexis rep. I think we’re both glad to be out of the law field) and Karen Naugle
The one – night – only event includes cocktails and seated dinner, a wine tasting by Moore Brothers Wine Company, a Live Auction and Raffle, and featured BalletX in world premiere work choreographed by the dancers themselves, as well as a very special guest performance by Memphis Jookin star Lil Buck and cellist Wendy Sutter.
Roderick Phifer, a new dancer to Ballet X, Megan Dickenson, and Skylar Lubin
All proceeds from The Premier Party go toward supporting BalletX’s mission of producing original choreography that expands the vocabulary of classical dance for all audiences