" A Conversation with Five Pioneering Black Ballerinas"
A Fundraising Dinner to Benefit Philadelphia Ballet
Monday March 14, 2022
At the Bellevue Hotel | 200 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
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. They are coming reclaiming their role in dance history, by sharing their story, filling the gap in representation, and inspiring the next generation of artistic excellence in dance.
We will also celebrate the legacy of those who have inspired black excellence in dance, including Pennsylvania Ballet Alumni Nardia Boodoo, Heidi Cruz-Austin, Ramón Flowers, Nakkia Parrish, Joseph Malbrough and Meredith Rainey.
VIP RECEPTION + MEET AND GREET | 5:30 PM
with the Five Pioneering Black Ballerinas
and the evenings honorees
GRAND BALLROOM OPEN | 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",
moderated by NBC10 News Anchor Jacqueline London, held during dessert and coffee
Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated. Proof will need to be provided at check-in.*
*Subject to Change