Dance with Me Gala Kick-Off raises over $100,000


Ballet Arizona’s “Dance with Me Gala Kick-Off” was held on Oct. 14, at the Paradise Valley home of Jacquie and Bennett Dorrance.

Three hundred guests enjoyed a French-inspired buffet dinner and helped raise over $100,000 toward the “Dance with Me Gala,” which will be held Jan. 22, 2016 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Guests also participated by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind 16-plus carat Sévigné Slipper Diamond Brooch valued at $50,000, which was donated by Al Molina of Molina Fine Jewelers.

Honorary Chair is Jacquie Dorrance. Co-chairs are Bijen Dyrek, Carol Clemmensen, Janet Dillon Duval and Lauri Termansen.

The Steering Committee consists of Emanuelle Adkins, Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Doris Ashkin, Joan Berry, Patty Dion, Harriet Friedland, Nedda Gales, Stephanie Goodman, Kate Groves, Gwen Hillis, Kerry Jackson, Sharron Lewis, Martha Martin, Katie Mueller, Gillian Oppedahl, Barbara Ottosen, Deborah Pshebniski, Chrissy Sayare, Adrienne Schiffner, Carol Schilling, Vicki Vaughn, Nancy White, and Erika Williams.


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