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Philadelphia Ballet’s 5th Annual Spring Festival

The Philadelphia Ballet returned to Red Rose Farm in Villanova for its 5th Annual Spring Festival, hosted by Board Chairman David F. Hoffman and Mary MacElree. This year’s festival spanned two evenings, offering a blend of elegant performances and community celebrations.

Event Highlights

On May 30, the VIP Event kicked off with a cocktail reception, the presentation of the Anthony Haller Volunteer of the Year Award, and a sunset performance on the lake, followed by dinner and dessert with Philadelphia Ballet artists. The evening featured:

– Bourbon St.: A high-energy tribute to New Orleans nightlife, choreographed by Angel Corella and Russell Ducker.

– On Cloud 9: A nostalgic celebration of 1950s music and carefree spirit.

– Suspended in Time: Featuring hits from the Electric Light Orchestra, this piece combines rock music with ballet’s elegance.

A special performance by the School of Philadelphia Ballet was also part of the evening.

Anthony Haller Volunteer of the Year Award

This year’s Anthony Haller Volunteer of the Year Award went to Michael C. Lillys for his 30 years of dedicated service. Michael, a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets, has played various key roles within the Philadelphia Ballet, including founding the Young Friends of the Ballet and serving on multiple committees.

Family Style Picnic Event

On June 1, the festival continues with a Family Style Picnic Event. Guests can bring their own picnics, favorite wines, and blankets to enjoy an evening of outdoor performances on the scenic lawns of Red Rose Farm.

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