Portland, April 14th. Supporters grabbed their castanets and put on their dancing shoes for OBT’s Latin flavored benefit auction. Michael Mazzola, Kester Cotton and ballerina, Alison Roper enjoyed the festivities. The event featured Latin cuisine, delicious wines and performances from Portland’s finest Latin dancers paired up with members of OBT’s company for a maravilloso evening of entertainment and celebration.
Dancers Alex Krebs and Grace Schibley
Vicki Sellin, Mary Jane Schenk and Susan Franzen
Diane Syrcle, OBT Executive Director and Event co-chair Ken Hick
John Van Buren, OBT Artistic Director Christopher Stowell, Evans Van Buren and Marsha Warner
Supporters from Sponsor, Boeing: Owen Loh, Caludia Carbajal, Stewart Ibbotson, Deanna Haley, William Girton, and Toni Carlo
Lane Hickey, Siri McLaughlin and Colin McLaughlin
Director, School of OBT, Damara Bennett, with Clark Taylor and Claudia Taylor, M.D.
Angela Polin, Tina Skouras and Connie Greenblatt
From Oregon Ballet Theatre:
Ticket sales account for only 50% of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s annual operating budget, so we rely on the generosity of corporations, foundations and individual donors to close the gap. Our donors are an integral part of the OBT family, without them, we would not be able to present world-class ballet, provide training of the highest caliber to aspiring dancers and bring the arts to underserved school children in the Portland metro area.
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