Apr 04 2017 | Posted in Press Releases

WINNIPEG—March 27, 2017. On April 22, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) will envelope you in the essence of Cuba at their annual Ballet Ball in support of the RWB. Ballet Ball: Havana Nights takes place at the RBC Convention Centre and features performances by RWB Company and School dancers, live music cocktail hour with Papa Mambo Trio, an exquisite four-course dinner, a luxury draw from Independent Jewellers, along with a live and silent auction featuring prizes such as: a Montreal Canadians hockey package, vacations to 2018 Masters Gold Tournament or 2018 US Open, commissioned artwork by Sean William Randall, Dream Car lease from Birchwood Automotive, and a Churchill Polar Bear Excursion.

Popular radio personality, Ace Burpee, will emcee the night, leading Ballet Ball guests into an after-party featuring Monkey Brains, a DJ duo comprised of RWB Company Dancers: Thiago Dos Santos and Luzemberg Santana.

“For 78 years, the RWB has enriched the human experience by teaching, creating, and performing outstanding dance,” said André Lewis, RWB’s Executive Artistic Director. “Our ability to continue to do so is due to the support of this community. Our annual Ballet Ball, with remarkable live music and RWB performances, is both an exceptional event to attend and essential to RWB’s fundraising goal.”

Treat yourself to a mini vacation in the city while supporting Canada’s oldest ballet company! A limited amount of tickets are still available. To charge by phone, or for additional information on RWB’s Ballet Ball – Havana Nights, call 204.957.3485 (Winnipeg Metro area) or 1.800.667.4792 (toll free), or visit our website.

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet would like to gratefully thank this year’s Ballet Ball presenting sponsor: TD Bank, as well as supporting sponsors: Stage Lite, Independent Jewellers, Birchwood Automotive Group, Dave’s Quick Print, De Luca’s, and the Winnipeg Free Press.

“TD is proud to sponsor the 2017 RWB Ballet Ball. We are a Bank that proudly supports and embraces performing arts. We feel that by supporting the arts, we are contributing to the growth and vitality of our communities,” states Judith Chambers, VP & Market Manager, TD Wealth.

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Ballet Ball: Havana Nights

RBC Convention Centre
North Building Main Floor Ballroom
375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Saturday, April 22 2017 Time:
6 PM: Cocktail reception
7 PM: Performance and dinner, live and silent auctions, luxury raffle
10 PM: After-party About Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Founded in 1939, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet holds the double distinction of being Canada’s premier ballet company and one of the oldest ballet companies in North America. Versatility, technical excellence and a captivating style are the trademarks of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. RWB’s superlative standards keep the Company in demand around the globe as it presents more than 150 performances every season across Canada and in the United States, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Japan, Asia and Mexico. Under the artistic direction of André Lewis for 21 years, the Company is said to have never looked more resplendent, more assured, and more ravishing.



For further media information, please contact

Barbara Axworthy | Director of Marketing and Communications
T. 204. 957.3471 | C. 204.960.8606

Natasha Havrilenko I Public Relations Coordinator
T. 204. 957.3456 | C. 204.223.4010
E nhavrilenko@rwb.org