Atlantic City Ballet to Host THE POINTE IS THE SHOES Fundraiser, 10/29
The Atlantic City Ballet is celebrating their 33rd season with a kick-off fundraiser Thursday October 29, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Caesars in Atlantic City. The event titled The Point is...the Shoes! will benefit Atlantic City Ballet's Shoe Fund. The highlight of the event will be the silent auction where guests can bid on a variety of shoes and accessories from top designers. Patrons can mingle with this year's company members while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and being entertained with a special performance of Dracula.
The Shoe Fund is an important part of any ballet company. Dancers can go through a pair of shoes per week at the average cost of $100.00 a pair. Many companies don't have the resources to provide the dancers with shoes so dancers must add that to their other expenses. This benefit will provide the funds needed to supply all the dancers with shoes
Founded in 1982, by International Ballerina, Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is comprised of professional dancers from around the world and have earned national acclaim for their technical expertise and exuberant stage presence. Although their home base is in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the east coast. Their repertoire of original works includes such classics as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake but Ms. Papa is most known for her innovative works such as Dracula, Caught Up In The Swing and her full length Carmen. Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences.