Tuesday, September 27, 2016

TWB Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Online Auction

From our friends at The Washington Ballet...

Online Auction: 40th Anniversary Celebration

Bid on exclusive items beginning tomorrow at 10 AM

The Washington Ballet performing company is celebrating its historic 40th anniversary and supporting community engagement programs with an online auction that begins this week and features more than 20 exclusive items.

Auction items include:

• Private dance class or dinner with Artistic Director Julie Kent

• Gelato with up to 150 friends at the artisanal Dolci Gelati tasting room

• A pair of Washington Redskin's tickets at the 50 Yard line and an Aldrick Robinson autographed football

• Behind-the-scenes for a "Meet the Press" live telecast

• One-week stay on the Greek island of Aegina

• Maziar Farivar's Chef's Table for four at Peacock Café with three course meal and wine pairings

• Overnight stay at Red Fox Inn & Tavern

• Tickets to The Washington Ballet's World Premiere plus backstage tour

• Two-hour photo and makeup session

• More!

Bidding begins Tuesday, September 27 at 10 AM!
(Click now to see full list of auction items before bidding begins)

Bidding ends Monday, October 10 at 10 AM

The Washington Ballet (TWB) was originally founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 by legendary ballet pioneer Mary Day and incorporated as a professional company in 1976. The Washington Ballet is one of the pre-eminent ballet organizations in the United States. TWB built an international reputation presenting bold works by choreographers from around the world, including Choo San Goh, Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Hans van Manen and Jiří Kylián, as well as neoclassical masterworks and fresh staging of 19th century classics. Under the leadership of Interim Executive Director Shakira Segundo and Artistic Director Julie Kent, TWB continues to serve its three-part mission: ensuring excellence in its professional performance company; growing the next generation of dancers through its Washington School of Ballet; and serving the community in which it resides through robust community engagement programs.