50th Anniversary Evening of Stars
January 26, 6:30 pm Mahalia Jackson Theater
Celebrating 50 years of Bringing Dance To Life in New Orleans, NOBA kicks off this golden anniversary year with a glittering, star-studded performance! This elegant evening dazzles with a program of classical masterpieces from Swan Lake, Cinderella and Paquita to sleek contemporary and stylish ballroom works performed by some of the world’s preeminent artists, including international guest stars, Adiarys Almeida and Taras Domitro, formerly of National Ballet of Cuba; Jerome and Laura Tisserand, Lindsi Dec, and Karel Cruz of Pacific Northwest Ballet; Yuan Yuan Tan and Tiit Helimets of San Francisco Ballet; and more! NBC “World of Dance” and US champion ballroom stars Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina will add Latin sizzle to this stellar program.
Celebrate with NOBA at this extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime event!
January 26, 8 pm
Honorary Chairs Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Hutto Edwards invite you to shift from audience to stage for a spectacular, grand-seated dinner by 1718 Catering by Hyatt Regency New Orleans. 300 guests will mix-and-mingle with the Evening of Stars artists and enjoy music and dancing to Julio & César, live and silent auctions, a Lee Michaels shopping spree raffle, and more. All Gala package buyers receive premium seating to the performance, VIP perks, and post-performance reception admittance. Benefactors also receive an invitation to the exclusive Benefactor Dinner hosted by the Windsor Court Hotel on February 5.