Seasonal Special Happenings

Ballet Benefit

When: Fri., March 13 2015

Each year, Ballet in Cleveland hosts a gala designed to raise funds for its programming and costs. Internationally acclaimed dancers Misty Copeland (soloist with the American Ballet Theatre) Carlos Lopez (former soloist, American Ballet Theatre and current ballet master of the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company) and Michele Wiles (former principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and current artistic director of BalletNext) will be on hand for tonight’s edition. Copeland’s brother Cameron Koa will perform his single “Halfway Home” and Mayor Frank Jackson will present Copeland with a Proclamation in honor of her many accomplishments. The inaugural presentation of the Misty Copeland Scholarship will also be presented to local dancer Samara Steele. Live and silent auction packages feature exclusive items from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. In addition, there will be commissioned art capturing the essence of Copeland from local artist Mark Howard. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Tudor Arms Hotel. Tickets are $150. (Niesel)

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