American Ballet Theatre (ABT) hosts its annual Holiday Gala dinner and performance on Monday, December 16, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The evening will feature a one-night-only special performance by the world-renowned artists of American Ballet Theatre, including Principal Dancers Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, Christine Shevchenko, Cory Stearns, and Devon Teuscher.
The highly esteemed dancers will be performing scenes from the company’s extensive repertoire. The exclusive performance will be followed by dinner and dessert with the dancers. The honorary chair of 2019’s American Ballet Theater will be Ballet enthusiast Jennifer Garner.
The 2019 Annual Holiday Gala performance will include excerpts from the holiday classic The Nutcracker, created by celebrated choreographer and ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, as well as a special sneak preview from Ratmansky’s new, original full-length ballet, Of Love and Rage, which will have its World Premiere at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA on March 5, 2020. The program will also feature the White Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake; Let Me Sing Forevermore choreographed by Jessica Lang to the music of Tony Bennett; and an excerpt from New American Romance created by ABT Principal Dancer James Whiteside.