Events by Friends of the Australian Ballet
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CHRISTMAS WITH FRIENDS
Wednesday 1 December @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
A FUN FAB NIGHT IN: CHRISTMAS WITH FRIENDS
Special presentation, joyful conversation, exceptional guests and prizes
Wednesday 1 December 5:30pm-6:30pm | Online
To welcome the Christmas season, please join us for a jolly evening from the comfort of your own home!
Hosted by Friends President Greg Khoury, Deputy Chair Bruce Pollack, and Member Gayle Wakling-Taylor, with incredibly special guests Lisa Pavane (Director of The Australian Ballet School), Liz Toohey and Steven Heathcote (Artistic Staff of The Australian Ballet), as well as some of our treasured volunteers!
To start off the night, The Friends will gift a scholarship to an upcoming star at The Australian Ballet School. The Friends of The Australian Ballet NSW Scholarship is a $10,000 payment to The Australian Ballet School to cover the cost of 12 months tuition for a NSW student. The successful recipient is selected for their exemplary hard-work and commitment to pursing a professional career in Ballet.
After a few more surprises, and viewing the best short clips of ballet from the last year, we will be conducting a competition for Best Dressed and Best Christmas Cocktail!
CHRISTMAS CHEER COMPETITION
There will be awards presented to attendees on the night, with the following prizes on offer:
> A double pass to Palace Verona’s screening of The Nutcracker
> Signed copy of Soar by David McAllister AC
> A bag full of Friends merchandise and ballet goodies!
> Signed pointe shoes by members of the company
To Enter BEST DRESSED:
Come to the party dressed in your fancy or funny Christmas finery to be in the running
To Enter BEST CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL:
Send in your favourite recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to try out and consume on the night!
Celebrate Christmas with Friends
This event is free for all members and non-members to attend.
We hope you can join us. Secure your spot!
Event access details will be provided upon RSVP.
This virtual event will commence at 5:30pm Wednesday 1 December. A reminder email will be sent two hours prior to the event starting.