50th ANNIVERSARY GALA | October 1, 2022

Grand Rapids Ballet invites you to attend our 50th Anniversary Gala, an unforgettable one-night celebration of five remarkable decades of dance. Celebrate with us the countless dancers, choreographers, artists, musicians, and audience members who, over our first 50 years, have been a part of lifting the human spirit through the art of dance.

This spectacular black-tie event, taking place Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park‘s Grand Room & Atrium, will feature cocktails, an elegant dinner, and a special performance featuring Grand Rapids Ballet. Proceeds will benefit Grand Rapids Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Campaign as we launch into the next 50 years.

Grand Rapids Ballet extends our sincerest appreciation to our dedicated committees, without whom our 50th Anniversary Gala would not be possible.

50th Anniversary Honorary Committee:

  • – Luis Avila
  • – Susan Ford Bales
  • – Pamella DeVos
  • – Maria Korowski
  • – Liesel Meijer
  • – James and Mary Nelson

Steering Committee:

  • – Louise ‘Punky’ Edison
  • – Jeffrey Gurney
  • – Patricia Waring
  • – Melissa Lojek
  • – Susan Murphy
  • – Leah Voigt

History and Community Committee:

  • – Nancy Field
  • – Steve Frykholm
  • – Cathleen Huling
  • – Mary Witte

Events Committee:

  • – Kelley Hughes
  • – Margaret Idema
  • – Anda Vizulis
  • – David Weinandy

50th ANNIVERSARY GALA | TICKETS

50th ANNIVERSARY GALA | PROGRAM

Join us for a celebratory evening featuring a welcome cocktail hour, an elegant dinner, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with Grand Rapids Ballet dancers and artistic staff. The evening will conclude with a stunning showcase of inspirational dance.

*EVENING EXPERIENCE:

6:30 P.M. | Registration & Cocktails | Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

7:30 P.M. | Welcome and Dinner | Huizenga Grand Room & Atrium

8:30 P.M. | Grand Rapids Ballet Performance

*Timing is subject to change.

50th ANNIVERSARY GALA | SPONSORS

Grand Rapids Ballet and the 50th Anniversary Committee would like to recognize the generosity of the sponsors supporting our 50th Anniversary Gala. With your support, we have been able to continue providing exceptional artistic performances and educational opportunities for our community. Thank you to our Anniversary Sponsors, James and Mary Nelson.

To learn more about sponsoring Grand Rapids Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala, contact Development Director Julie Lesniak via email at juliel@grballet.com or at 616.454.4771 ext. 22.

Thanks to the generosity of all our sponsors, the 50th Anniversary Gala will be a truly memorable event!

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