The Ambassador of Colombia, Luis Carlos Villegas & Mrs. Carmela de Villegas
Septime Webre, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet
Pilar Frank O'Leary & Isabel de la Cruz Ernst, Carolina Corredor DeSouza, Karen Donatelli, Irma Frank, Chafica Kappaz & Maureen Orth, Co-Chairs and The Host Committee invite you to Noche de Pasión 2014 Colombia Tropical
Saturday, February 8 , 2014
7:30PM-VIP Sponsors Reception & Performance
9:00PM-Dinner & Dancing
Location: The Residence of the Ambassador of Colombia
Benefiting The Washington Ballet's Latino Dance Fund
The Washington Ballet is recognized as one of America’s top 10 dance companies, and a contributor to the cultural fabric of the nation’s capital for more than 66 years. Under the visionary leadership of internationally renowned Artistic Director Septime Webre, a Cuban-American who grew up on the US/Mexico Border, The Washington Ballet repertory often celebrates the Latino spirit and artistic excellence. For several years, the Ballet has continuously strived to serve the Latino community in four significant ways:
• Creating scholarship opportunities for serious dance students throughout Latin America to come to Washington, DC to pursue professional training at The Washington School of Ballet under the coveted leadership of Kee Juan Han, affording them opportunities they would not otherwise have in their home countries
• Providing important resources and opportunities for thousands of underprivileged Latino children throughout Washington, D.C. through interactive engagement programs that touch thousands of students in public schools by providing them with superior dance training for free
• Hiring talented Latino dancers into the Ballet’s professional and studio dance companies; and
• Developing Latino-themed ballet works performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and other prestigious theatrical venues in the U.S. and internationally, to reflect and celebrate Latino heritage, culture and spirit.
Learn more about Sponsorship Levels HERE
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT to Noche de Pasion 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Whetzel at email: email@example.com.