April 10, 2018

Annual Fundraising Gala
June 13, 2018

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that the company’s annual fundraising gala MAD HOT BALLET: DISCO will take place on June 13, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

MAD HOT BALLET: DISCO promises to be “one of the top 10 hottest Canadian party tickets” (The Globe and Mail) and has raised over $11.8 million since 2007 in support of the artists and activities of the National Ballet. This year, the event is anticipated to raise over $1 million.

The evening will begin with an hour-long performance of short works performed by the artists of the National Ballet. Guests are then invited to a themed reception in the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room. VIP guests will enjoy a private dinner onstage catered by Canadian celebrity chef Mark McEwan’s North 44 Caters followed by a night of disco dancing with the National Ballet dancers.

As gala co-chairs we’re extremely proud to work with the National Ballet and its inspiring dancers to create an exciting celebration of dance. Our theme captures the energy and exuberance of an electrifying evening of dance, music and fashion at a discotheque,” said Jen Lee Koss and Nicholas Mellamphy, this year’s gala committee co-chairs.

Tickets are now on sale.

Date and Venue:
June 13, 2018
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

Single Ticket: From $45

Tickets can be purchased by calling 416 345 1944 or online at




MAD HOT BALLET Presenting Sponsor CIBC.

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 Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada РDepartment of Canadian Heritage, through the Honourable M̩lanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage; and the Government of Ontario through The Honourable Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

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