The Grecian Gala 2012

Monday 12 March 2012

The Dorchester, Park Lane

The Grecian Gala 2012 was a visually stunning and glamorous evening inspired by the time when Greek Gods and Goddesses ruled the universe from atop Mount Olympus. 

Hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky, guests were treated to a Champagne reception and delicious three course dinner. 

Dancers from the Company wowed guests with performances including Apollo Solos and Pas de Deux performed by Senior Principal Erina Takahashi and Principal Vadim Muntagirov, pieces by Emerging Dancer nominees Nancy Osbaldeston and Barry Drummond and Emerging Dancer winner Yonah Acosta performing Diana & Acteon. Guests were also witness to an exclusive preview of George Williamson’s new Firebird choreography from our Beyond Ballet Russes programme.

The Other Guys amazed guests with their acappella renditions of a number of pop tunes before an intense and successful auction hosted by Sotheby’s Chairman Lord Poltimore. Other fundraising activity included a prize giving tree, silent auction and pledging which amounted to over £100,000 being raised for the company.

To view photos from the evening, please click  here .

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