Gala Repertoire Announced

April 27, 2023… Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the repertoire for MAD HOT BALLET: Deco-Danse. The company’s annual million-dollar fundraising gala takes place on June 6 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.  

The gala performance features a new work choreographed by Principal Dancer Siphesihle November, created for and performed by First Soloist Tanya Howard, who will retire after 25 glorious years with the company at the end of June. The piece will feature an original costume designed by Greta Constantine, commissioned for MAD HOT BALLET.  

The evening will also feature excerpts from George Balanchine’s virtuosic Symphony in C and David Dawson’s thrilling Anima Animus as well as fractured, created by incoming Choreographic Associate Ethan Colangelo for The International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize.  

Following the performance, the gala evening will continue with a themed reception in the lobby and a gala dinner onstage.  

This year’s gala co-chairs are Sonja Berman, Cleophee Eaton and Candice Sinclair

Tickets are limited.  

Repertoire, casting and order is subject to change. 

Date and Venue:   
June 6, 2023 
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto  

MAD HOT BALLET VIP Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner   
Single Ticket: $1,500   
Tables of 10: $25,000 and $15,000  
Tickets can be purchased by calling 416 345 1944.  

MAD HOT BALLET Performance and MAD HOT Reception 
Single Ticket: From $45  
Tickets can be purchased by calling 416 (1 866) 345 9595 or online at   

MAD HOT BALLET: Deco-Danse Website >   

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MAD HOT BALLET Lead Sponsor – CIBC Foundation 

Siphesihle November is sponsored through Dancers First by Jerry Lozinski, O.C. & Joan Lozinski, O.C.  

Symphony in C is a gift from The Volunteer Committee, The National Ballet of Canada. 

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council; the Government of Canada – Department of Canadian Heritage, through The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism; and the Government of Ontario through The Honourable Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Tirion Law and Jeannine Haller. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Chang
Associate Director, Communications and Content Strategy
416 345 9686 x302
Anastasia Kolotova
Public Relations Specialist
416 345 9686 x359

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