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CITY BALLET OF SAN DIEGO celebrated its 25th Anniversary June Fundraiser at the Rancho Santa Fe estate of Judy and Vince Bartolotta on June 24, 2018. Proceeds from the event fund City Ballet’s performances and education and outreach programs.

Dancers Brian Heil and Megan Jacobs
Dancers Brian Heil and Megan Jacobs

The fundraiser featured Ballet Mistress Tanya Rogers and City Ballet Dancers who demonstrated the steps they take prior to arriving on stage for a performance. Demonstrations included barre exercises, hair and make-up (including makeup for the Black Swan in Swan Lake) and the important role pointe shoes play in a dancer’s performance. Wardrobe Mistress Jannifer Mah showed how intricate it is to make tutus.

Ballet Mistress Tanya Rogers shows tutu to guests
Ballet Mistress Tanya Rogers shows tutu to guests
Judy and Vince Bartolotta - McKenzie Images-Rancho Santa Fe Review

Judy and Vince Bartolotta’s home provided the perfect backdrop for a delightful and relaxing afternoon.

Guest Mayumi Sugiura en Pointe: Photography by McKenzie Images-Rancho Santa Fe Review
Steven and Betsy Wistrich, John Nettles, Jo Anne Emery and Lauren Scott, Photography by McKenzie Images-Rancho Santa Fe Review
Steven and Betsey Wistrich with Advisory Board Member Susan Guthrie Lowrance
Guests David and Kasey Kay, Photography by McKenzie Images-Rancho Santa Fe Review

City Ballet’s Music Director, John Nettles provided music for the afternoon, Seasoned Catering & Events and Michele Coulon Dessertier provided sumptuous cuisine. Nancy Alvarez brought her Women’s Clothing & Accessories Rolling Boutique for patron shopping. Exquisite MD Spa and Anna and Mario Scipione donated gifts for each guest.

Gary Suka (volunteer) and Ray Karno (City Ballet Board of Directors) Bartenders for Fundraiser
Mario Scipione (Board President) City Ballet Dancers Megan Jacobs, Kimberly Green and Brian Heil

With donations from the Rolling Boutique, Silent Auction and the ‘Call to the Heart’, the event raised almost $50,000 for the company’s Performances and its Education and Outreach Programs.

Some members of City Ballet Board of Directors: Ray Karno, Steven Wistrich, Susana Leung, Mario Scipione, Ann Hall, Brian Marsh. Photography by McKenzie Images-Rancho Santa Fe Review
Front Row: Maria Mendenhall, Joann Kelly and Kathy Pineda, Back Row: Kevin Kelly and Ferdinand Pineda, Photography by McKenzie Images-Rancho Santa Fe Review
Zi and Gene Marsh and Beth Mandell and Aaron Mandel.
Dancers Megan Jacobs Brian Heil and Natalie Test, Photography by McKenzie Images-Rancho Santa Fe Review

PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT SUPPORT CITY BALLET’S PERFORMANCES AND OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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