Dance With Me – A Ballet Gala

Friday, January 19, 2018

Phoenix art museum

honorary chairs: rose & harry Papp

chair: daryl Weil

co-chair: Adrienne schiffner



Ballet Arizona’s annual gala Dance With Me, honored longtime Ballet Arizona and community supporters, Rose & Harry Papp. The January 19th event was held at Phoenix Art Museum where more than 350 guests enjoyed excerpts from Ballet Arizona’s upcoming performance of Cinderella. The committee, led by Chair Daryl Weil and Co-Chair, Adrienne Schiffner raised more than $510,000 supporting the ballet’s artistic and community programming.

The evening’s theme centered on the dancers, showcasing the passion, hard work, and dedication needed to have a career in dance. That night, Ballet Arizona also awarded the inaugural “Hazel Hare Award for Artistic Excellence”, to dancers, Jillian Barrell and Ethan Price. The award is meant to honor Hazel Hare for her transformational $4 million legacy gift given to Ballet Arizona from her estate. The evening continued as the dance floor filled with guests dancing with the professional ballet dancers, the fun and iconic tradition in which Dance With Me receives its name.

Prima Ballerina Committee:

Carol Clemmensen, Gwen Hillis, Barbara Ottosen, Julie Prusak, Carol Schilling, Lauri Termansen

Gala Committee:

Joan Berry, Kai Binford, Julie Bowe, Pat Bondurant, , Lisa Dale, Teresa DeLellis, Kate Fassett, Lindsay Fletcher, Susie Fowls, Stephanie Goodman, Molly Greene, Kate Groves, Linda Harold, Cathie Hullverson, Kory Leadon, Jan Lewis, Linda Lindgren, , Dennita Sewell, Nancy Spetzler, Linda Srere, Susie Vandevier, Susan Whitaker

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