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Nevada Ballet Theatre's 34th Annual Black & White Ball

| January 27, 2018 | Parties

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) celebrated its 34th annual Black & White Ball at Wynn Las Vegas, the Las Vegas-based ballet company’s largest annual fundraiser. This black-tie affair hosted approximately 500 arts supporters who came out to celebrate Emmy Award Winning Chef, Television Personality, Restaurateur and Philanthropist, Giada De Laurentiis who was honored as “Woman of the Year.” With Dinner Charis Jessica and Maurice Wooden and Stella and Rob Roy, the evening kicked off with a VIP cocktail party, followed by a silent auction, a special performance by Nevada Ballet Theatre and a surprise performance by Grammy-Award nominated Singer Songwriter JEWEL. Following Dinner, guests enjoyed a special performance by NBT’s Future Dance Scholars who performed “Cheese Please” in honor of Giada. A robust live auction led by Chet Buchanan with amazing experiences then entertained guests, followed by a paddle raise for NBT’s New Works Fund led by Chet Buchanan and Artistic Director Roy Kaiser. The Woman of the Year tribute kicked off with Honorary Chair Jan Jones and a montage video showcasing Giada’s accomplishments. Beverage Sponsor for the event: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Proceeds from the Black & White Ball enable NBT to present professional company dance productions at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, offer quality dance instruction within its affiliated Academy and expose students to the art form of dance through its Education & Outreach programs which reach over 20,000 students annually.

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