SWAN LAKE GALA 2012

 

Los Angeles Ballet’s Swan Lake Gala 2012, which netted over $350,000 for LAB, was held on March 25th at the Montage Beverly Hills. With event design by Billy Bushkavitz, the Marquesa Ballroom became a black, white and champagne celebration of the Swan Lake theme, enhanced by guests, including Michael and Lori Milken and ‘Mad Men’ actress Kiernan Shipka, who by invitation request had dressed in matching attire. Guests were treated to an intimate and enchanting performance of excerpts from Swan Lake, including the Dance of the Cygnettes and the Black Swan Pas de Deux, on a stage specially constructed for the event. The LAB dancers were later welcomed into the ballroom with a standing ovation and joined the other guests in a gourmet dinner of filet mignon and herb crusted halibut, with wines provided by Hafner Vineyard and Malibu Milk Vineyards. Celebrated sportscaster Jim Gray interviewed two of the principal dancers and conducted a live auction for the Dancer Sponsorship and Pointe Shoe Funds. Each guest received a Jay Strongwater picture frame, graciously provided by Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills.

Other Swan Lake Gala 2012 Sponsors included:

Tour de Force
The Annenberg Foundation
Bari Milken Bernstein & Fred Bernstein
Ghada Irani & Dr. Ray Irani
Tamar Manoukian & Bob Manoukian
Dr. Richard N. Merkin
Lori Milken & Michael Milken

Grand Jeté
Britta Lazenga Kavanaugh & Ryan Kavanaugh
Jennifer Bellah Maguire & Stephen Maguire

Grand Pirouette
Jeff Plourde
Wendy Silna & Ozzie Silna

Pas de Deux
Sharon Davis & Governor Gray Davis (Ret.)
Cynthia Finerman & Ralph Finerman
Cindy Gelber & Robert Gelber
Gail Hershowitz
Melonee Horowitz & Russell Horowitz
The Honorable Richard Riordan
Ellen Sandler & Richard Sandler
Neiman Marcus

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