Monday, December 17, 2012

Students appear at Anniversary Gala

Patel Conservatory dancers help greet guests at the Straz Center's
25th Anniversary Gala. From left: Kiyo Miyazato, Catherine Johnson,
Addison Aloian and Madeline Brooker
Thank you to all of our Patel Conservatory students who helped make the Straz Center’s 25th Anniversary Gala last weekend even more magical.

Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet students greeted guests as they arrived, including special guests, our generous benefactors, the Straz family and the Patel family.

PCYB students representing the Conservatory were Kennedy Falyn Cassada, Kiyo Miyazato, Catherine Johnson, Emily Schultz, Addison Aloian, Abbey Ramos, Hanna Bhattachariee, Ella Alvarez, Madeline Brooker.

Prior to the dinner, our talented Patel Conservatory Jazz Quartet entertained guests in the Morsani lobby.

During dinner, Ethan Fuller spoke about how his training at the Conservatory has helped him on his artistic journey. Fuller trains with us as a Next Generation Ballet Apprentice. He recently performed in the touring production of Billy Elliot and will perform in our upcoming production of The Nutcracker, the Great Imperial Ballet at the Straz Center Dec. 22 and 23.

The gala event also included a live auction during which NGB dancer Molly Hellier modeled a stunning diamond necklace that was auctioned.

Thank you to all of our generous supporters for making arts education possible through the Patel Conservatory!

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