Julia Jones-Whitehead, a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s professional division, has been with Ballet Victoria since 2016. Photo by Barbara Burns

Julia Jones-Whitehead, a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s professional division, has been with Ballet Victoria since 2016. Photo by Barbara Burns

Ballet Victoria soirée fundraiser a prelude to final show of season

Company winds up its 15th season in the city with Peter Pan next month

Attendees of this weekend’s Ballet Victoria Spring Soirée fundraiser will be treated to a sneak peek of some of the dance creations in the works for the upcoming 16th season.

At the event, being held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Riffington Manor in the Uplands, guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, a live auction and entertainment, making it an evening to remember.

Among the auction items up for bidding are a round trip for two to Vancouver via Helijet, with one night’s accommodation at the Westin Grand Hotel; a Winter Storm Watching or Spring Season Getaway for two at the Wickaninnish Inn at Tofino with the use of a Lexus vehicle for three days; a Cowichan Valley Wine Tour donated by LA Limousines, and a three-course chef-prepared served dinner for six by Toque Catering, with wine pairing from Sandhill Wines.

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Tickets for the fundraiser are $100 and are available by emailing springsoiree@balletvictoria.ca, purchasing online at balletvictoria.ca, or by calling the Ballet Victoria office at 250-380-6063.

For patrons unable to attend this event, donations will be gratefully accepted by contacing Ballet Victoria via email, phone or in person at 643 Broughton St.

Peter Pan winds up 15th season next month

As a season finale May 18 and 19, Ballet Victoria presents an updated take on Peter Pan, which was the company’s first-ever performance. Artistic and executive director Paul Destrooper has choreographed a new version with a contemporary twist on J.M. Barrie’s take of the fearless boy who refuses to grow up.

For tickets or other information on Ballet Victoria, visit balletvictoria.ca.

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