A message from Gen Horiuchi

To Saint Louis Ballet Fans and Supporters:

 

When we think of Saint Louis Ballet and our metro region, we think of a legacy of resilience. For over two decades, we have survived national emergencies, natural disasters, and financial crises. We remain dedicated to our foundational principles as an arts organization built to find joy and beauty in life, art, and our community's many gifts.

 

We are living through an unprecedented moment in time as the world unifies to respond to COVID-19. As the crisis unfolds, the safety and well-being of our community is our priority. With the mandated restrictions placed on events in our region, we find ourselves with no choice but to cancel The Spring Gala, scheduled for April 18, 2020.

 

This, along with the cancellation of Swan Lake, deal a heavy blow to Saint Louis Ballet's financial resources and budget, with significant planning and capital already expended. Any help or support at this time is much appreciated. Information about ways to support Saint Louis Ballet can be found here.  (If you purchased tickets for the Gala and have questions, please contact Valerie Miller at valmiller@stlouisballet.org or 818-517-9050. Val is working from home and will be happy to assist you.)

 

Please know how much your safety means to us. We cannot express how saddened we are to lose the opportunity to present Swan Lake and our Spring Gala. You are a dear part of our extended family, and we cannot wait to welcome you once again for a new season next October.

 

Until then, we at Saint Louis Ballet wish you and all those ​close to you good health, strength and resilience as our community pulls together to weather this ​storm.

 

With ​immense gratitude,

Gen Horiuchi,

Executive and Artistic Director

6PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION
 

7PM PERFORMANCE BY SAINT LOUIS BALLET

FOLLOWED BY DINNER, AUCTION AND DANCING

Black Tie Optional  |  Valet Provided

EVENT CHAIRS
Miran Halen  |  Laurie Lock  |  Brooke Meek  |  Carol Voss

 

ADVISORY CHAIRS

Joan Quicksilver  |  Patricia Whiteside

AUCTION CHAIR

Sarah Glasser

AUCTIONEER

Guy Phillips

MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES

Jasmine Huda

Was held on
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th

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See the photos from the event below!

Photos by Kelly Pratt and Suzy Gorman

For information Kirsten Schultz

kirsten@stlouisballet.org  |  636-537-1998 x 109

WHAT TO WEAR TO THE SPRING GALA

Videographer: Craig Currie

COVERAGE OF THE GALA

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JOIN US FOR A CAUSE

The Spring Gala provides essential support for Saint Louis Ballet’s performance season which offers four major productions annually at the beautiful Touhill Performing Arts Center. Proceeds also fund outreach
programs, which include Tickets for Teachers and Kids, Pirouettes with a Purpose and Pointe to Succeed, our
in-school program that brings the joy of ballet to underserved children in our community.

Gen Horiuchi,
Executive and Artistic Director

 

Christina Altholz
Maha Alul
Bhavani Amirthalingam
& Karthik Muthusamy
Kira & Kyle Andersen
Maria Briggs Anderson
Jenny & Chris Bartlow
Faith Berger
Susan Bindler
Marlene & James Clark
Elizabeth & Sean Connole
Lara Cordova & Gerry Rivera
Jennifer & Jim Cunnane
Beth Farmer
Margie & Don Franz
Susan Gelman & Andy Schaul
Sarah & David Glasser
Paula & Charles Gordon
Leigh Ellen & Ray Griffiths
Janice & Tony Gunst
Jenny Gupta
Maryam Haidery & Don Ferguson
Miran & David Halen
Cathie & Scott Hernandez
Jen & Tim Hertel
Alexandra & Kevin Kalwerisky
Theresa & Peter Karutz
Judy Leise
Jackie & Scott Leisler
Sharon & Cliff Leve
Laurie & Sean Lock
Lauren Lovett

 

Annette & Dr. Randall Markarian

Jennifer & Greg Martin

Brooke & Dr. Brian Meek

Ruth & Lawrence Miller

Valerie Miller

Joey Neal & David Morris

Lindsey Nenninger

Elizabeth Nesmith

Sarah & Jeff Oberman

Joan Quicksilver

Stephanie & Anthony Randall

Margaret & Richard Riney

Stephanie Riven

Helene Sayad

Kirsten Schultz

Amy & Jim Schwetz

Cori & Dr. Thomas Sehy

Melissa & Brady Smith-Groff

Ellen Soule

Catherine & Ken Stückenschneider

Kate & David Suggs

Julie Tang & Mark Eggert

Laura & Michael Tarrasch

Trish Muyco Tobin

Tedd & Justin Trabert

Dr. Mimi Vo & Shawn Cao

Jane & Dr. Al Van Amburg

Carol & Tom Voss

Tom & Gigi Weaver

Alexa & Rob Whiteside

Dr. Karen Whiteside & Mike Smith

Patricia & Dr. Leo Whiteside

Jackie YoonFran Zamler

EVENT COMMITTEE
 

ABOUT OUR HONOREE
 

Mary Strauss is a star and a legend in the fields of performing arts and urban revitalization. Known for overseeing the restoration of the beloved Fox Theatre, Mary was also instrumental in establishing Grand Center, St. Louis’ thriving arts and entertainment district. She is co-owner of the Fox Theatre and of Fox Theatricals, whose productions have won 65 Tony Awards (194 Tony nominations). Mary’s commitment to the arts and young people is embodied in the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation and her support of numerous organizations throughout our city. It is our privilege to honor Mary Strauss, whose unwavering support has been crucial to the success of Saint Louis Ballet.

2020 EVENT SPONSORS

Saint Louis Ballet Company is a not-for-profit organization.  We are deeply indebted to our leading sponsors:

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SAINT LOUIS BALLET  | SAINT LOUIS BALLET SCHOOL

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SAINT LOUIS BALLET COMPANY Performances at Touhill Performing Arts Center | touhill.org

TICKETS: Mainstage performances on sale in August through touhill.org or 314-516-4949. GO! At the Grandel tickets on sale through metrotix.com at a later date.
 

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