June 12, 2019

2019 Gala Co-Chairs: Rana Florida and Rochelle de Goias

MAD HOT BALLET is The National Ballet of Canada’s signature fundraising event. Featuring a gala performance, special themed receptions and a gala dinner onstage, the annual gala evening attracts luminaries from the cultural, social, fashion and corporate spheres in an effort to raise over $1 million. Since MAD HOT BALLET was established in 2007, the National Ballet has raised over $13 million thanks to the generosity of sponsors, donors, volunteers and ticket buyers.

Each MAD HOT BALLET begins with an hour-long gala performance of short works specially programmed by Artistic Director Karen Kain. The ballets, which can include world premieres, classical showpieces or exciting contemporary visions, marvellously showcase the talented dancers of the National Ballet. After an inspiring performance, all guests enjoy a party with specialty cocktails, hors d-oeuvres, entertainment and activations. Gala dinner guests take to the stage to dine and dance with the dancers of the National Ballet.

2018’s MAD HOT BALLET: DISCO, led by Co-Chairs Jen Lee Koss and Nicholas Mellamphy, was a funky celebration of music, dancing, fashion, going out and getting down. The National Ballet thanks CIBC for being the lead sponsor for the twelfth consecutive year.

See photos of MAD HOT BALLET: DISCO >

Gala Sponsorships are now available >

Gala Performance Tickets will be on sale February 1, 2019.