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

Dancers Alex Krebs and Grace Schibley

 

Vicki Sellin, Mary Jane Schenk and Susan Franzen

Vicki Sellin, Mary Jane Schenk and Susan Franzen

  

Diane Syrcle, OBT Executive Director and Event co-chair Ken Hick

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

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

Supporters from Sponsor, Boeing: Owen Loh, Caludia Carbajal, Stewart Ibbotson, Deanna Haley, William Girton, and Toni Carlo

 

 
Lane Hickey, Siri McLaughlin and Colin McLaughlin

Lane Hickey, Siri McLaughlin and Colin McLaughlin

 
 

Director, School of OBT, Damara Bennett, with Clark Taylor and Claudia Taylor, M.D.

Director, School of OBT, Damara Bennett, with Clark Taylor and Claudia Taylor, M.D.

 
 
Angela Polin, Tina Skouras and Connie Greenblatt

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.
 
Upcoming OBT performances include:
 
Chromatic Quartet
APRIL 19 – 28, 2012
Newmark Theatre
 
Dance United
JUNE 9, 2012
Keller Auditorium  
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