Canada’s National Ballet School ‘Shine’ Gala
Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS)’s annual fundraising gala took place at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel. This year’s ‘Shine’ theme shone a light on the beauty of dance, the talent and determination required to become a professional dancer; and on the school as one of Canada’s leading arts training institutions. A cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, live auction and Tiffany & Co.-sponsored raffle attracted 400 VIP guests. The evening raised over $800,000.
Photos: National Ballet of Canada (NBoC) dancers Tina Pereira and Rex Harrington; Troy Maxwell, board chair and CEO, RBC Capital Markets; Cindy Thorburn, gala chair; Minister of Tourism and Culture Michael Chan; Margaret McCain, Mavis Staines (NBS artistic director and co-CEO); Jiri Jelinek (NBoC principal dancer) with Karen Kain (NBoC artistic director) and Ross Petty; philanthropists Jerry and Joan Lozinski. Photos by George Pimentel / Michelle Levy Productions.