There are few opportunities on the cultural calendar that delight and inspire as much as the National Ballet’s annual gala fundraiser Mad Hot Ballet! This year’s theme, Lost in Venice, is a moving homage to the city of rivers and romance as seen through the eyes of the legendary Karen Kain.

It is a pleasure to experience the work of anyone who is considered the best at their craft, but watching the country’s most elegant and graceful ballerinas pirouetting within five feet of your table is an experience you’ll treasure forever.

If you’re anything like me (and you’ve worn your Centre Stage disc down to the front) it may be time to satiate that ballet lust while helping to ensure that the National Ballet maintains the robust health and popularity it has enjoyed since moving to the Four Seasons for the Performing Arts.

MAD HOT BALLET: Lost in Venice takes place this Wednesday, June 17th. Doors open at 5:30pm with performance taking place at 6:30. You can purchase tix for the gala performance and cocktail ceremony HERE!