OCTOBER 26, 2019
at ECB Studios
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
VIP & ALUMNI Ticket Holders ONLY
5:00pm - Doors open for early arrivals
5:30pm - Red Carpet Cocktail hour, mingle with the Founding Artistic Director, AD, and BOD
6:00pm - Q&A with Wade Walthall and Bennyroyce Royon, champagne toast + autograph signing
ALL Ticket Holders
6:30pm - Guest check in, meet-and-greet, peruse silent auction tables, cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, photo booth
7:30pm - Gala Performance begins in the ECB Black Box Theater, silent auction closes
8:15pm - "Raise Your Paddle" for the ECB Legacy Fund
8:30pm - Process payments, end of Gala performance
9:00pm - Gala ends
WHAT TO EXPECT
Enjoy a fun-filled evening that supports a great cause. Our emcee and hostess for the evening will be the fabulous Aleksa Manila!!! She will keep us entertained and on-schedule as we work our way through an evening celebrating dance, building community connections, and honoring the history of ECB while pouring into the future of our organization. The event will be small and exclusive, giving everyone the opportunity to "rub shoulders" with some of the Puget Sound's most accomplished artists.
Those purchasing the VIP experience will have access to mingle with both our founding and current Artistic Directors, as well as gain the opportunity to get in early bids for the silent auction items. The staging of the Gala performance promises every seat in the house an encounter with the beauty and legacy of dance offered at our facility.
Catering & Hospitality
- Hors d'oeuvres & Cash bar
VIP service on tables
- 40-minute Gala performance curated by Bennyroyce Royon
Silent Auction — Exclusive and special items such as ECB memorabilia, signed pointe shoes, signed Broadway posters, and more!
Connect with old and new friends and alumni
Mingle with other local dance enthusiasts
Launch ECB into the future
Fall festive attire, dress to impress!
ABOUT OUR LEGACY FUND
From its humble but visionary beginnings in downtown Auburn, Evergreen City Ballet (ECB) has provided high quality dance education, professional level performances, and a nurturing place for students, families, and community members to flourish. Under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Wade Walthall (1994-2008), ECB shaped young dancers into successful professionals in the field of dance and beyond, and cultivated a culture of excellence within the communities it served.
Let’s embrace that legacy by supporting what ECB is now and help move it to the future by launching the ECB Legacy Fund.
Our goal is to raise $25,000 — 40% of which goes to a merit-based scholarship fund, 40% goes toward production costs, including the restaging of Wade Walthall’s ballets and supporting new productions, and 20% to updating our facilities such as purchasing student lockers.
We are asking everyone to make a promise in keeping ECB’s legacy alive and realizing a vision to help ECB become a nationally recognized pre-professional ballet school with a studio company.