The National Ballet of Canada’s annual Mad Hot Ballet fundraiser raised over $1 million to support the programming we love. Our fascination with the mythology and beauty of the ballet grows each time we take in a performance, and this evening of dance, cocktails, and dinner summarizes perfectly why we love the National Ballet so.

The theme of the night was Dangerous Love, and four dances were performed: Summer Pas De Deux (an excerpt from the Four Seasons), Grand Pas de Deux (act III of Don Quixote), Excerpts from Carmen, and our favourite, a piece choreographed by principle dancer Guillaume Cote called Enkeli. After the performances, guests filled the reception area of the Four Seasons Centre for a beautiful cocktail party. Women did their best impression of prima posture in beautiful gowns, and young girls chased ballerinas around suited legs asking for autographs.

It was a truly special evening that made us grateful for the incredible cultural landscape of the city. A standing ovation for the National Ballet!

Watch our latest video of first soloist Stephanie Hutchison dancing to the music of Johnny Cash for the upcoming performance of The Man in Black.