Los Angeles Ballet Gala at Broad Stage
L.A.’s own and only professional classical ballet company, Los Angeles Ballet, celebrated its Season 14 Gala on Friday, February 28 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. After a performance of Balanchine’s “Black and White,” guests retreated to a reception and dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck. Hosted by Nigel Lythgoe, the honorees were producer, director, choreographer Kenny Ortega, who received the Industry Excellence Award. Designer, creative director and philanthropist Gelila Assefa Puck was bestowed with the Global Impact Award, and Anastasia Soare, CEO and founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills, was honored with the Angel Award. The event raised $1.1 million dollars through a silent auction during the evening.
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