Haute Event: Miami City Ballet’s Romantic Gala

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Miami City Ballet’s gala was the hautest of the haute. The elegant affair took place on Valentines Day and kicked off with a cocktail party and a full, three-program ballet, which included a groundbreaking ballet dance performance of West Side Story. Their rendition of West Side Story had the dancers doing something way outside their comfort zone: singing. Fortunately it was to spectacular effect for the ballet underwritten by the Cordina Family.  Afterwards, the gala attendees stayed on for a intimate fete of dinner and dancing in a red-rose festooned set that had been created behind the stage to evoke New York City.

Board of Trustees President Susan Kronick and Miami City Ballet Director Lourdes Lopez conducted ceremonies which included a surprise appearance by West Side Story’s original star, , who played Bernardo in the film. The event was sponsored by Graff and VIP guests included Sarah Arison, Jorge and Darlene Perez, Adrienne Arsht, Edgardo Defortuna, Kirk Landon and Pamela Garrison who enjoyed dinner and dancing in the romantic setting.


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