IlluminAsia – City Ballet of San Diego’s 24th Anniversary Gala

City Ballet of San Diego will present its annual “IlluminAsia” 24th Anniversary Gala celebrating 24 years of performances, education and community outreach on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The event takes place from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the elegant Hotel del Coronado.

Lesley-Ann-WarrenCocktail Reception hosted by Hotel del Coronado, dinner, dancing, silent auction, performances by City Ballet dancers, and music by The Mighty Untouchables!

Live auction with auctioneer Pierre Charmasson, featuring a European Viking River Cruise with round trip airfare for two from Delta Airlines. Gala Chair Rita Steel and Celebrity Honorary Chair Lesley Ann Warren.

Proceeds from the event support City Ballet’s educational and outreach programs benefiting over 10,000 children annually.
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The Gala Chair is Rita Steel and this year’s Celebrity Honorary Chair is Lesley Ann Warren. Lesley is an actress and singer, Academy Award and Emmy nominee, and Golden Globe Award winner. She began her career as a ballet dancer, training at the School of American Ballet. She is known for her roles in Cinderella, The Happiest Millionaire, Victor Victoria, Clue, Burglar, Cop, Color of Night and Secretary. She has also starred in popular TV shows that include Mission: Impossible, Will & Grace, Desperate Housewives, and In Plain Sight.


Since 1993, City Ballet of San Diego has proudly offered a full season of concerts at their home theater, the historical Spreckels Theatre, as well as education and community programs, all devoted to the advancement of ballet as a major art form in San Diego.

City Ballet of San Diego is committed to the same high standards for performances, artistic achievement and ballet education as other renowned ballet companies throughout the world. And as the major presenter of George Balanchine ballet in Southern California they now have 19 of his ballets in its repertoire.

City Ballet’s education programs reach over 10,000 school children annually offering in-theater performances and all-school assemblies. Their “Discover a Dancer” program, an in-depth residency program for at risk youth, is funded by a grant from the California Arts Council; one of only a few arts organizations in San Diego to be funded by the CAC.

Come show your support for City Ballet of San Diego’s mission Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the elegant Hotel del Coronado. We’ll see you there for the “IlluminAsia” 24th Anniversary Gala!