Festival Ballet Theatre to Host 2016 Gala of the Stars at Irvine Barclay Theatre

World-renowned ballet artists will share the stage for one spectacular night of dance at Festival Ballet Theatre's Gala of the Stars on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 6pm.

Experience the artistry, energy, and excitement of Orange County's 9th Annual International Ballet Festival.

During this evening of unforgettable performances, ballet icons will perform celebrated classical repertory as well as breathtaking contemporary highlights. These professional dancers will join us from revered companies including San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre, among others. As part of Festival Ballet Theatre's mission to develop future tours de force, young protégés from the Southland Ballet Academy International Summer Intensive will also perform.

VIP ticket holders have the opportunity to wine and dine with the stunning guest artists at Festival Ballet Theatre's pre-show reception and post-show dinner party.

Guest Artists:

Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet

Robert Fairchild, New York City Ballet

Maria Kochetkova, American Ballet Theatre

Daniil Simkin, American Ballet Theatre

Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre

Xander Parish, The Mariinsky Theatre

Yuan Yuan Tan, San Francisco Ballet

Jamie Kopit, American Ballet Theatre/SBA Alumni

Constantine Allen, Stuttgart Ballet

Agnes Su, Stuttgart Ballet/SBA Alumni

Mari Kawanishi, Staatsballett Berlin

Frederico Spallitta, Staatsballett Berlin

Guest Artists subject to change

Irvine Barclay Theatre is located at 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612. Call 949-854-4646 or visit www.thebarclay.org for more information.

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