ALONZO KING BALLET
SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021
Adji Cissoko | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © RJ Muna
GALA PROGRAM I.
There Is No Standing Still, Part IV
Director: Robert Rosenwasser Choreography: Alonzo King and the dancers Editor: Philip Perkins Camera: Madeline DeVries Music: Violin Concerto (2nd movement excerpt) by Edgar Meyer Dancers: Robb Beresford, Adji Cissoko, Madeline DeVries, Lorris Eichinger, Shuaib Elhassan, James Gowan, Ilaria Guerra, Maya Harr, Babatunji Johnson, Ashley Mayeux, Alvaro Montelongo, Michael Montgomery
Alonzo King, Artistic Director Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan, Gala Chair
III. ART Works, Part I Director: Drea Cooper Choreography: Alonzo King Music: Enigma Repeat by JC Maillard and Lisa Fischer, Solo by Peter Garland, Azimuth 7 (organ) by Ben Juodvalkis Sound Mix: Philip Perkins Dancers: Adji Cissoko, Madeline DeVries, Shuaib Elhassan, Babatunji Johnson
IV. Live Auction
I. Stinson Beach Get-Away II. RJ Muna Print III. Dinner with Alonzo King IV. Sonoma Vineyard Get-Away V. Pas de Deux at Home
ART Works, Part II
Director: Drea Cooper Choreography: Alonzo King Music: Sky Clad by Rita Sahai, We Hum by Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran, A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, Refraction #2 by Jason Moran Sound Mix: Philip Perkins Dancers: Adji Cissoko, Madeline DeVries, Shuaib Elhassan, Babatunji Johnson
VI. FOUR TO FOREVER
Director: Amy Schoening Editor: Philip Perkins Graphics: Jayson Wynkoop Camera: Robert Rosenwasser Music: Comfort #3 by Lisa Fischer and JC Maillard
VII. Live Fund-a-Need VIII. Lift Every Voice and Sing
Performed by: Ms. Lisa Fischer and Jason Moran Written by: James Wheldon Johnson Music by: J. Rosamond Johnson Film Director: Drea Cooper Cinematographer: Andy Lilien Recorded at: The Bridge Studio, Brooklyn, NY
IX. Ascend Director: RJ Muna Music: Over My Head (traditional) sung by Kathleen Battle Sound Mix: Philip Perkins Dancers: Adji Cissoko, Madeline DeVries, Lorris Eichinger, Shuaib Elhassan, James Gowan, Ilaria Guerra, Maya Harr, Alvaro Montelongo, Michael Montgomery
Director: Drea Cooper Producer: Gary Kout Executive Producers: Julie Costanzo, Tom Weissferdt Cinematographer: Andrew Lilien Dancers: Robb Beresford, Adji Cissoko, Madeline DeVries, Lorris Eichinger, Shuaib Elhassan, James Gowan, Ilaria Guerra, Maya Harr, Babatunji Johnson, Ashley Mayeux, Alvaro Montelongo, Michael Montgomery, Jiamond Watson, Noah Wang
XI. Deep River
Performed by: Ms. Lisa Fischer and Jason Moran Film Director: Drea Cooper Cinematographer: Andy Lilien Recorded at: The Bridge Studio, Brooklyn, NY
ART Works, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Origins and Deep River are made possible through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CLICK HERE to learn more about our Company dancers.
ARTIST’S CIRCLE Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan* and Rohit Dhawan Stephen Brady* and David Knoll Carolyn Press Chatham and Andrew Chatham Lucia Choi-Dalton and Greg Dalton Iggy and Elaine Chong Augustin de Kerversau and Ryan Walker Christopher Dydyk* and Morris Ratner Georgina Enthoven and Roberto Charvel Erby and Helena Foster Christine Herron Kimberly Hughes* and Steve Moazed Henrik Jones Diane Jones Lowrey and Paul Lowrey Micki Klearman, MD* and Joe Iacocca Brenda and Alexander Leff Betty Louie Lisa S. Pritzker Harry and Amy Schoening Martin Skea and Christopher Mondini Lindsey Taylor-Vivier* and Charles Vivier Carolyn Tyler Aaron Walton Benjy Weinberger* Al* and Mei Wong Teddy Zmrhal Ron Zuckerman
* Gala Committee Member
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“COUNT ME IN!” EVENTS “Count Me Ins” are three fun future events that allow closer and more intimate interaction with the LINES family. Tickets for these limited-capacity events are only available for purchase through the Gala event page. Get yours now before they’re gone!
#1 – BEHIND THE DANCE WITH ALONZO KING AND THE COMPANY 10 tickets at $500 each Watch Alonzo and the Company in rehearsal before enjoying a dialogue with the master himself on the whats, whys, and hows of the creative process. Refreshments will be provided. Friday, October 1, 2021 at 6pm-7:30pm LINES Dance Center, 26 7th Street (at Market), San Francisco
#2 – KARAOKE WITH THE COMPANY DANCERS 20 tickets at $250 each Hosted by Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan, Vice Chair of LINES Ballet’s Board of Directors, and Rohit Dhawan at their home in San Francisco. Includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 6-9pm Castro neighborhood, San Francisco
#3 – YOUNG ARTISTS MENTORING SESSION WITH ADJI CISSOKO AND BABATUNJI JOHNSON 20 tickets at $100 (per household) A virtual 90-minute mentoring session with two company dancers who will talk to teens and tweens about setting goals, being positive, and following your dreams. Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:30am-1pm Online via Zoom In-person activities will observe COVID-19 safety guidelines as outlined by the San Francisco Department of Public Health at the time of the event.
AUCTION ITEMS I. Stinson Beach Get-Away II. RJ Muna Print III. Dinner with Alonzo King IV. Sonoma Vineyard Get-Away V. Pas de Deux at Home
AUCTION ITEM #1 Stay for one week with up to 10 friends at a beautiful beach house overlooking Stinson Beach. One of the most recognized houses in Seadrift is this masterpiece of glass, wood and shingles. Unwind at this 5 bedroom, 3 bath beach house which offers spectacular views of the ocean and beyond. Watch the stars and lights of San Francisco from the window seat in the living room, and enjoy views of Mount Tamalpais from the very private interior courtyard. Attached to the main part of the house, without an interior door are an additional 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Full Details: - 5 Bedrooms: 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Full beds, 2 Twin beds, Off-set bunk beds - 3 Baths - TV/DVD/Cable - Wi-Fi - Propane BBQ - Wood Burning Fireplace - COVID-SAFE Available through May 2022. September and May (after Labor Day weekend, and before Memorial Day weekend), subject to availability.
Meredith Webster | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © RJ Muna
AUCTION ITEM #2 One large and handsomely framed RJ Muna Print. Don’t miss your chance to bring home a treasured piece of LINES Ballet history with an exquisite photograph from award-winning photographer RJ Muna, a longtime LINES Ballet collaborator. Muna has personally curated his favorite images from ten+ years of photographing the grace and artistry of LINES Ballet dancers, and the winner may choose their favorite from a catalog of 20 options. These images are not available for purchase anywhere outside of this evening’s Gala. Michael Montgomery | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © RJ Muna
Alonzo King | © Franck Thibault
AUCTION ITEM #3 Enjoy a three-course chef’s tasting menu with Alonzo King and up to 10 guests at Michelin-starred Spruce prepared by Chef Mark Sullivan. Wines from Spruce’s award-winning wine list will be paired by their sommelier team. Spruce creates California-inspired cuisine that highlights the freshest and finest ingredients available. Nearly all of the restaurant’s produce comes from SMIP Ranch, a private five-acre organic farm located in the hills above Woodside, CA. Spruce’s sommelier team curates one of the most progressive wine and spirits programs in America, offering a wine list with over 3,500 selections, a vast assortment of spirits, and handcrafted classic and original cocktails.
Date to be mutually agreed upon. Available until March 17, 2022.
AUCTION ITEM #4 Spend a long weekend with up to eight guests on a beautiful working vineyard in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. Located above Glen Ellen, overlooking the Valley of the Moon, this four-bedroom vineyard home is near the famous Highway 12 Wine Route. Your stay includes a flight (3 bottles) of Gold-Medal, Bar None’s Canyon Old Vine Zinfandel grown on the estate, and 3 bottles of locally-grown Sauvignon Blanc from Beltane Ranch and/or Hawley Winery. The home includes a heated, salt-water pool. Local points of interest include Jack London State Park (historic home and hiking trails), Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, the historic Sonoma Mission & Barracks, General Vallejo’s Home, the DiRosa Art Preserve, and unique shopping and dining. Full Details: - A long weekend (up to four nights)
- BBQ Grill
- 4 bedroom, 4 full baths
- Air Conditioning
- Full Kitchen
- Heated Salt-Water Pool
Available through May 2022. Subject to availability.
Robb Beresford and Ashley Mayeux Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © Jamie Lyons
AUCTION ITEM #5 Enjoy an intimate once-in-a-lifetime LINES performance experience in the comfort of your own home with your own private pas de deux. Two LINES Ballet dancers will perform a 20-minute exclusive performance. This package comes with a $1,000 credit to the Bay Area restaurant of your choice to aid you in hosting this beautiful, rare experience for friends.
Robb Beresford, Jeffrey Van Sciver, Maya Harr | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © Jamie Lyons
**LINES Ballet intends to follow all protocol to remain COVID safe and protect you and the dancers. If this gift is utilized during the pandemic dancers will wear masks and will remain 6 feet from the audience. Available through April 2022.
FUND-A-NEED Alonzo King LINES Ballet nurtures the creative potential of all people. Join us in creating a community grounded in fearless exploration, honesty, and self-belief. Your gift supports a diverse array of programming across the organization, including:
$10,000 GIFT Supports groundbreaking new collaborations for the upcoming 40th anniversary season
Ms. Lisa Fischer | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © Chris Hardy
$5,000 GIFT Assists in building a COVID-safe environment for the company dancers to return to work consistently
Robb Beresford & Madeline DeVries | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © Steve Disenhof
DOUBLE YOUR GIFT! With immense gratitude and excitement, we announce that two long-time LINES enthusiasts have each pledged $100,000 as a challenge match. What that means is that your gift will be doubled and go twice as far.
$2,500 GIFT Reinforces our commitment to offering accessible pre-professional dance training through scholarships
LINES Ballet Training Program | © Jason Lam
$1,000 GIFT Provides two 10-week in-school residencies for local pre-K through 8th grade students
HeART with LINES at Buena Vista Horace Mann School
Shuaib Elhassan | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © RJ Muna
COMPANY Thirty-nine years of outstanding, multi-disciplinary collaborations for the stage place Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the forefront of artistic innovation in ballet. With each collaboration, LINES Ballet investigates deeply rooted affinities between Western and Eastern classical forms, elemental materials, the natural world, and the human spirit. At LINES Ballet, the artistic investigation is infinite and essential, for it leads to what unites us as human beings: empathy, joy, and the ability to transcend. LINES Ballet's spring and fall home seasons and global tours share this vision of transformative, revelatory dance with 50,000 audience members worldwide every year. The Company has been featured at venues such as the Venice Biennale, Monaco Dance Forum, Maison de la Dance de Lyon, the Edinburgh International Festival, Montpellier Danse, the Wolfsburg Festival, the Holland Dance Festival, and Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris.
“The term LINES alludes to all that is visible in the phenomenal world. There is nothing that is made or formed without a line. Straight and Circle encompass all that we see. Whatever can be seen is formed by a line. In mathematics it is a straight or curved continuous extent of length without breadth. Lines are in our fingerprints, the shapes of our bodies, constellations, geometry. It implies genealogical connection, progeny and spoken word. It marks the starting point and a finish. It addresses direction, communication, and design. A line of thought. A boundary or eternity. A melodic line. The equator. From vibration or dot to dot it is the visible organization of what we see.” — Alonzo King
PROGRAMS PRE-PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS Through our robust education programs, Alonzo King LINES Ballet provides an environment for the unfolding of students’ own creative powers. Our renowned faculty guide students on a collaborative journey that values artistic risk-taking and independent thinking. Through technical aptitude and artistic fortitude, these programs develop strong, versatile dancers who are empowered to share their unique voices. Programs include: • Training Program
• Summer Program
• BFA Program at Dominican University of California
• Training Ground • Teens at LINES
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS LINES Community Programs integrate Alonzo’s philosophy and approach into the lives of students, educators, youth and families. We believe that art exists inside of all of us and through all of our programs we strive to make dance and movement learning accessible to many communities in the Bay Area. Programs include: • HeART with LINES School Residency Program
• Kids at LINES Classes and Summer Camps
• Dance for PD®
• Virtual Field Trips
LINES DANCE CENTER At LINES Dance Center, we believe that quality dance training should be accessible - whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out. Our world-class faculty offer a wide range of classes from ballet to modern, contemporary jazz to Egyptian belly dance, in an environment that is inspiring and approachable.
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“LINES is not just a ballet company; it is a laboratory, an artists’ retreat, a school, a community, and a test of King’s notion of what dance and dancers can be.” — Jennifer Homans, The New Republic
BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Harry Schoening, Chair Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan, Vice Chair Gwyneth Borden Carolyn Press Chatham Augustin de Kerversau Christopher Dydyk Georgina Enthoven Christine Herron Kimberly Hughes Diane Jones Lowrey Alonzo King, Founder & Artistic Director Micki Klearman Brenda Leff Robert Rosenwasser, Founder & Executive Director Jeff Schlarb Martin Skea Lindsey Taylor-Vivier, Secretary Pasha Thornton Carolyn Tyler Aaron Walton Benjy Weinberger, Treasurer Al Wong Teddy Zmrhal
HONORARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS Denise Bradley Tyson Stephen Brady Lucia Choi-Dalton Janette Gitler Pam Hagen, Founder Bill Lee Betty Louie Lisa Sardegna Amy Schoening Cheryl Ward Dennis Williams
Alvaro Montelongo | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © RJ Muna
STAFF LEADERSHIP TEAM Alonzo King, Artistic Director, Co-Founder Robert Rosenwasser, Executive Director, Co-Founder Lauren Chadwick, Chief Administrative Officer Katherine Disenhof, Marketing Manager Richard Fehler, Director of Finance and Operations Kate Pfaff, Director of Education Michael Tiknis, Interim Director of Development
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Adji Cissoko Madeline DeVries Lorris Eichinger Shuaib Elhassan James Gowan Ilaria Guerra Maya Harr Ashley Mayeux Alvaro Montelongo Michael Montgomery
BFA Program Marina Hotchkiss, Director Charlotte Carmichael, Coordinator Summer & Training Programs Karah Abiog, Director Linda Lam, Summer Program Operations Manager Katie Roy, Training Program Coordinator
ADMINISTRATIVE Pam Hagen, Human Resources Masami Kondo, Senior Accountant Matthew Trevino, vCIO Consultant (Information Technology) Syam Waymon, Assistant to Alonzo King
Dance Center Jen Bakane, Associate Director Jamie Wright, Senior Coordinator Jordan Wanderer, Coordinator Kevin Wong, Associate Community Programs Mary Carbonara, Director
DEVELOPMENT Maeve Atlas Sullivan, Associate Director Brandi Williams, Associate
MARKETING Erin McKay, Digital Strategist Mona Baroudi, Public Relations Consultant
Danielle Colburn, Director of Production Philip Perkins, Sound Designer Joan Raymond, Costume Construction
MEDICAL TEAM Dr. Sonia Bell, Medical Director
INTERNS Olivia Best, Development Zara Anwar, Development Daelyn Cerruti, Education Administration Marissa Mahoney, Arts Administration & Marketing
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BOOKING Margaret Selby, Selby Artists Management Thierry DuClos, Trait d’Union
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FACULTY & ACCOMPANISTS FACULTY Joseph Ayers Melissa Ayres Monica Berini Joanna Berman-Mandel Byb Bibine Chanel Raphael Boumaila Christina Briggs Lynn Brilhante Marika Brussel Christian Burns Mary Carbonara Erin Carper Marisa Castillo LeeWei Chao Sandra Chinn Jose Cital Brett Conway Kai Davis Kara Davis Gregory Dawson David Harvey Nora Heiber Babatunji Johnson Christina Johnson Maurya Kerr Alice Klock Kelsey Lettko Kyle Limin Daiane Lopes da Silva Kathy Mata Dexandro Montalvo Michael Montgomery Charles Moulton Katherine Nauman Anne-Rene Petrarca Laura Rae Bernasconi Preethi Ramaprasad Jocelyn Reyes Becky Robinson-Leviton Molly Rogers Debra Rose-SF Gyrotonic Katie Roy Carmen Rozestraten Andi Salazar Jim Santi Owen
Alivia Schaffer Amy Seiwert David Sirgany Victor Talledos Charles Torres Erik Wagner Jordan Wanderer Keelan Whitmore Kara Wilkes Kevin Wong Alyssandra Wu
ACCOMPANISTS Daniela Aleco-Sima Michael Dolman Maya Gorodevsky Lucy Hudson Ben Juodvalkis Sky Tan Dennis Tolly
ADULT DANCE INTENSIVE ONLINE MAY 28-31 CLICK FOR INFO
Alonzo King LINES Dance Center © Chris Hardy
CONTRIBUTORS As a non-profit 501c3, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has run on the fervid support of those who believe in the transformative power of dance. We would like to gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our donors who enable us to develop innovative new work, while also supporting the next generation of artists and audiences. The following list recognizes donors of $100 or more who made contributions between March 15, 2020 and March 15, 2021. For more information, contact email@example.com or 415.863.3040 x257.
LEAD PARTNER Gifts of $100,000 and above
DANCERS’ CIRCLE Gifts of $10,000 and above
Anonymous Benno Dorer Marcia Grand Lisa S. Pritzker
Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan and Rohit Dhawan Carolyn Press Chatham and Andrew Chatham Christopher Dydyk and Morris Ratner Georgina Enthoven and Roberto Charvel Shelby and Frederick Gans Foundation Diane Jones Lowrey and Paul Lowrey Nicholas LaFratta Brenda and Alexander Leff Amy Resner and William Lee Jeff Schlarb Amy and Harry Schoening Martin Skea and Christopher Mondini Elise Traynum Carolyn Tyler Benjy Weinberger Al and Mei Wong
INNOVATOR Gifts of $50,000 and above Lucia Choi-Dalton and Greg Dalton Micki Klearman, MD
DIRECTOR Gifts of $25,000 and above Frances Hellman and Warren Breslau Kimberly M. Hughes and Steve Moazed Diana Smith Lindsey Taylor-Vivier and Charles Vivier The Laney and Pasha Thornton Foundation
VISIONARY Gifts of $5,000 and above Anonymous Steve and Paula Child Foundation The Hestia Fund Shannon Houston Rosa Ling Betty Louie Carolyn North Wendy Williams and Noel Kullavanijaya Teddy Zmrhal
PRODUCER Gifts of $2,500 and above Anonymous (2) Julie Armistead and Fred McNear Erby and Helena Foster Kathryn Goldman Schuyler and Jim Schuyler Toby and Jerry Levine Debbie and Mitch Menaged April Minnich Elise and Jay Rossiter Cynthia Sears Susan Shaw Corinne Sklar Lalita Tademy and Barry Williams David Vogel Ron Zuckermann
INNER CIRCLE Gifts of $1,000 and above Anonymous (3) Shellye Archambeau William Banyai Jeffrey A. Bluestone and Leah Rosenkrantz Bluestone Victor Bonfilio Kristine Boyden and Scott Taylor Grant Burville Patricia Buse Penelope Cooper and Rena Rosenwasser Patrick Finerty Judy Flannery and William Wiley Robert and Michelle Friend Markus Fromherz and Heike Schmitz Patricia Fulton
Inner Circle continued... Elaine Gerstler and Booker Holton Vanessa Ginzton Fredeke Goodyear Derek Gordon and Arturo Fernandez Nancy Hammer and Ron Paskin Sabrina and Marco Hellman Lynn Jeffries Sue Kim Janet M. Long Elvia Marta and Bayan Jamay Silvia Martins and John Giacomazzi Kathy Mata Jason Monberg Sabrina Moyle and Julian Abdey Paul Munro Shanna O’Hare Ran and Wilhelm Oehl Tanya and Andy Peterson Karla Populus and Michael Tate Elizabeth Reed Sophia Reinders-Peterzell and Paul Peterzell Robina Riccitiello Pam and Gary Schroeder Samuli Seppälä Sharon and Michael Tiknis Brandon Tomlinson Susan and Sanjay Vaswani Catherin Warner Victoria and Richard Zitrin Randall Zunser
PILLARS AT LINES LINES Ballet is honored to recognize those who have included us in their estate plans. To learn more about making a planned gift to LINES Ballet, please contact Michael Tiknis at 415.863.3040 x220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Kirsch Estate of John Arana Nicholas LaFratta Michael Tully
BENEFACTOR – Gifts of $500 and above Anonymous (2) | Josh Aidlin and Jennifer Stuart | Ulrich and Janice Aldag Kate and Sachin Agarwal | Susan Alexander | Elizabeth Ames | Nicole Avril and Dan Gelfand Meryl Bennan | Maureen Blanc and George Brandt | The Rev. Sally Bingham | Ruth Bond Chris Capossela and Leigh Toner | George and Frances Carlson | Lois and Steve Chess Helen Cohen and Mark Lipman | Michael Darby and Toni Martin | Lucille Dean Helen Degenhardt and Max Jacobson | Yi-Lun Ding | Joyce Dostale Christine Evans and Nicholas Ross | Joel Ficks | Christine and Mark Fisher | Jennifer Fisher Robert and Randi Fisher | Jane A. Freeman | Mari Iki and Martin Maguss | Tom Jenks Heather and Wade King | Mary Jane Large and Marc Levinson | Kit and Hayne Leland Craig Lipton | Gary and Susanne Lucas | Aimee Martel | Susan McGarry | Sharon Murphy Brian and Jessica Neil | Carla Oakley | Fernando Pereira | Teresa Puentes Felicity Rogers-Chapman and Robert Chapman | Hilary P. Roman | Pepi Ross Nina Saltman and James Bullock | Dominique Scaggs | Suzanne and William Schutte Kristine and Randy Schwabacher | Olivia Sears and Craig Bicknell | Diana Stark Betsy Strausberg | Fran Streets | Stephanie Tebbutt | Claudia and Philip Terry Anne Washington | Tracy Wheeler and Paul Rauschelbach | Fifi White Charlotte and David Winton
ADVOCATE – Gifts of $250 and above Anonymous (4) | Rachelle Agundes | Kathleen Allen Crocker | Kim Arnold Kristin Ashcraft | Joan Barnes | Christopher Bauer | Lynn Brilhante | Larissa Bruhns Dr. Fritz M Brunner and Leah Sanders | Michaela Cassidy and Terry Whitney John Cate and Jeanne Myerson | Mei-Thieng Chan | Eunice Chee | Claudine Cheng Sarah Clowes | Jay Cohen and Laura Cox | Martin Cohn | Justine Costerouse Christina de la Cruz | Curtis Dennison | Laura Depaoli | Charles Dithrich | Judy Domenici Sharon and Graham Dondlinger | Jacqueline Duncan | Pamela Ellison Seewan Eng and Tim Nunes | Catherine Engberg | David Feld | Teresa Ferrari Jan Fisher and Guillaume Shearin | Nancy Fleischer | Chuan Yu Foo Joel Fruchtman and Maureen Murphy | Vadim Geshel | Karleen Giannitrapani | Graham Glass Linda Graham | Marjorie Hamburger | Douglas Hanlin and Kelvin Lynch | Stuart Hanlon Carla Hartley | Cari Harty | Nkosi Harvey | Ronda Hayes | Catherine Hazelton Lawrence and Rebekah Helzel | Adrienne Hirt and Jefferey Rodman Joanne Hom and Steve Disenhof | Carina Hopkins | Amy Iacopi | Alex Ingersoll Mark Iverson and Wendy Lowinger | Kerry Keen and Nina Ebbighansen | Ariella Kelman Linda Klann | Kerry Klein | Carrie Kozlowski | Brian Kreischer and Sarah Maxwell Leslee Kurihara | Kathryn Lankester | Terrel Lefferts | Tamara Lightfoot | Dorte Lindhardt Miriam Locke | Maria and Nash Long | Elizabeth Lyons | Antonia Mancini and Matt Harris Ziba Marashi and Tom Hill | Patrick McCabe | Sarah and Geoffrey McDonald | David Meders Peter Meyer | Leopoldo Montelongo | Nina Moore | Mary Morgan | Robin Mullery Ally, Dr. Jessie Ng and Dr. Tom Curran | Gwynn O’Gara and Rob Catterton | Bas Ording Ayofemi Oseye | Madan Paidhungat | Mira Park | Isabelle Parker | Philip Perkins Helen Peters | Mark Peterson | Tanya Peterson | Fermina and Chris Philips | Cheryl Polk Susannah Raub | Soraya Rios | Barbara Rodgers | Julie and Jeffrey Rosen Dania Sacks March | Diana Sanson and Ben Compton | Beatrice Schindler | Rocky Schnaath Paul and Ann Schwartz | Marci Seville and Susan Rutberg | Douglas Shaffer and Walter Rask David and Vail Shulman | Pat Simpson | Laurie Skophammer | Edward Stavnezer Susan Stone | Oni and J. Mark Strawn | Julie Strong | Gary Sullivan and Timothy Lynn Maeve Sullivan and Emilio Reyes Le Blanc | Randy Thueme | Jason and Michelle Ting
Advocates continued... Travis Vanbrasch | Heidi Wagner | Andrea Walt | William and Ruel Walker | Curt Watt Julia Molander and Keith Weed | Lydia Wegman | Richard Weisgal Evelyn and Jimmie Wesley | Wendalyn Williams | Josephine Withers Brenda Wright and Steve Bowdry | Ronald Wong | Jeanette Woodbury | Julia Young Gwen Yoshimura | Erica Ziegler
FRIEND – Gifts of $100 and above Anonymous (6) | Kumasi Aaron | Kenny Abiko | Radhika Aggarwal | Linda Agerter Connie and Gary Ahern | Abbie Allen | Hugo Amaral | Emily Anderson Christoph Angehrn | Kristin Ashcraft | Dan Ashley | Amelia Ashley-Ward and Evan Ward Allison Atwood | Anjali Austin | Holly Bacuzzi | Stacey Balter | Anne Baptiste Jessica Barreto | Kelly Barry | Sarah Bates | Anne Batmale and John Cremer Katy Batterman | Catherine Baumgartner | Susanne Baumhueter | Lisa Beyer | Susan Bilney Katja Bjorner Gutierrez | Cassidy Blackwell | Lucy Blake | Amy Blevins Allan Bombard and Paula Vance | Leila Boustany | Alexis Briano | Maci Britt Mary Ann and Chris Brooks | Ronnie Brosterman | Angela Brown | Suzana Brown Bill Bruckner | Tess Brustein | Georgia Bryan | Kathleen Budge | Marilyn Buehler Diana Bugg | Molly Burke | Paul Buxbaum | Andrew Bye | Marguerite Callaway Deidre Campino | Yaya Cantu | Susanne Capello | Rachel Care | Debra Caywood-Rukas Joan Centofanti | Arthur Chan | Madeline Chan | Shin and Joey Chan | Grace Chang Marcee Chapman | Eunice Chee | Virginia Chen | Christine Cheng Catherine Ching and Michael Freedman | Jamie Chong | Agnieszka Ciesielska Mia and Timothy Clark | Lorna Cogen and Robert Schwartz | Susan Cole Clemencia Colmenares | Lee and Timothy Connor | Martha Conner | Gilberto Cooper Karen Coopman | Isabelle Corset | Jeff and Barbara Couture | Ian Cowan | Grant Cushing Jessica Dafalia | Ursula Dalzell | Timothy Davey | Dana Debski | Mary Lou Della-Puietra Elodie Dempah | Kathy Dennison | Cara Devries | Manfred Diehl | Mark Dimunation Alyson Dinsmore | Kim Diorio | Brenda Divelbliss | Paula Do | Jennifer Doebler Bart Dolmatch | Sharon Donovan | Madelyn Downs | Alan and Hanna Driscoll | Jane Drury Janka Dubakova | Melanie Dulbecco | Thomas Dunworth | Jack Dynis | James A. Eason Mark Eaton | Carol Edgarian | Sarah Elizabeth and Sam Lewis | Caitlin Elliott Cameron Erens | Laurie Ertley | James Everitt | Susan Ewing | David Ezra Tony Farrell and Kathy Heinze | Judith N. Fast | Sally Faust | Merrill Feather and Keith Richey Terri Feinberg | Emily Felt | Audrey Fenigstein | Heather Ferguson | Camilla Field Thomas Firpo and Benjamin Bowler | Michael and Brenda Finney | Sandra Flow Brian Forney and Jack Thompson | Michelle Forshner | Elizabeth Fracchia Stacey and John Fraser | Julie Freedman | Maria Fuentes | Carol and Victor Gallo Lorraine Gantt | Diana Garcia | Michelle Gellner | Alan Ghelberg | Verna Gibbs Gwen Gibson | Matthew Girard Maxon | Janette Gitler and Blair Gershkow Elizabeth Goldstein | Quentin Goodrich | Roy and Joanne Gordon | David Graff Heiko Greb | Linsey Grinder | Lisbeth Haas and Charles Lord | Pam Hagen | Larry Hall Henry Hallowell | Georgia and Robert Hamlin | Jessica Harjo | Karla Harr Lorraine and Steve Harris | Kimberly Harrison | Sara Hazlewood | Bert Hebbert Castillo Debra Heimerdinger | Lisa Heinz | Mark Heit | Kimberlee Heldt | Susan Herzig Alaina Hom | Catherine Hsieh | Dana Hughes | Laurel Hunt | Christopher Jablonski Kristen Jacobson | Stephanie Jee | Bobbie Jeffrey | Edward Jennings George Elbaum and Mimi Jensen | Malvin Johnson | Thomas Johnson | Alexandra Johnston Kimberly N. Jones | Clennita Justice | Priyanka Kanse | Stan Karp
Friends continued... Leah Keller and Nick Sousanis | Tamarin Kelly-Nielson | Sarah Kennedy | Judith Klain Quentin Knights | Walter and Murni Knoepfel | Debra Koppman | Julia Koppman Norton Joan Krenik | Junie Kwon | Richard and Marie-Paule Laden | Armene Lamson Boatright Katie Lang | Adrian Ledda | William Lee | Kate Lenhardt | Sarah Leonard | Sarah Levantine Jordan Levine | Joshua Levine | Allison Light | Nancy Lin | MacRae Linton | Katherine S. Liu Sherry Lohse | Theresa Look | Pat Loomes | Annabelle Lopez Ochoa | Cheryl Lucanegro Chloe Lukins | Louise Madrid | Latika Malkani | Lynette Mandal | Marcia Manderscheid Deborah Mann | Leslie Marerro | Jacquelyn Marie | Eileen Marrinan Patricia and Ron Martell | Christine Martin | Zena Martin | Elizabeth Maruska Angela Massey | Harper Matheson | Nora Matten | Jen McKay | Patricia McMahon Nicolas Menard | Sue Mennear | Alexandra Mevissen | Larry John Meyers | Michael Michaud Brighton Miller | Alden Mitchell | Mathew Mitchell and Susan Prion | Barr Moses Ekaterina Moshkevich | Bridget Mullen and Michael Stern | Anna Muller | Jani Mussetter Lisa-Marie Namphy | Sheli Nan and Sam Tabachnik | Gillian Nathan | Kirsten Neff Murrey Nelson | Russell Nelson | Alexandra Nicholson | Glen Nielsen | Ann Noel Daniela Nomura | Leila Noorani | Keenan Norris | Johnnie Norway | Jill Nunes Jensen Carol Nunnally and Matt Albright | Rhoda Nussbaum | Virginia O’Brien | Brian O’Connor Richard Odom | Frances Ohashi | Rachel Okada | Kristina Omari | Seana Onia Rosalinda Ortega | Jan and Howard Oringer | Tal Oron | Joseph Pace | Robert Pacini Jennifer Parkes | Anna Maria Pellizzari | Sujata Pherwani Leslie Pilot-Gatton and Ron Gatton | Julieta Pisani McCarthy | Joan Presky | Kari Prindl Laura Pustarfi | Jessica Quinn | Jan and Kat Rabaey | Leonore Ralston | Ismail Ramsey Kelly Rayl-McCormick and Sean McCormick | David Reuter | Christine Reyes | David Rice Eric Rice | Susan Roads | Deborah Robbins and Henry Navas | Stephen Rock Janet Rogers and Lawrence Simi | Nicholas Romero | Jessica Romm | Carol Roos Fred Rosenblum | Rebecca Rubenstein | Linda Rude | Karna Sacchi | Kaori Sakurai Stephanie Saland and Jerry Fulks | Michael and Susan Samols | Jake Saper | Emily Sarantakis Elizabeth and Michael Schaffer | Laurel Schaffer | Annie Sedeau | Praveena Selvaduray Jane Shabaker | Renee and Ian Shaeffer | Heather Shane | Vera Shapirshteyn Kathryn Sharp | Boris Shekhter | Carola Shepard | Eleanor Simmons | Amit Singh Kym Sites | Trond Skamstad | Aaron Slettehaugh | Claudia Smith | Linda Sonne-Harrison Ken Spielman | Lynn Spivak | Rick St. John | Susan Stahl | Reid Stephenson | Lisa Stevens Margaret Stevenson and Karen Topakian | Tina Stromsted | Marimar Suarez Penalva Margaret Sullivan | Margaret and Robert Tatar | Indra Thadani | Tracy and Ferdinand Thieriot Jill Thompson | Jacqueline Thurston | Steven Tierney | Rafael Tiffany | Russ Titleman Catherine Tolbert | Isabella Tolentino | Alicia Torre and Jonathan Nimer Christine Tsang King Sang | Heather Turbevillle | Renee and John Tyler | Janet Valette Fred van den Bosch | Donald Vasco | Yuliya Vasudev | J Vaughan-Chen | Alexandra Vesalga Angela Venus | Deborah and Robert Verity | Maurene Viele | Pierre and Regina Vilanoba Melissa Wagner | Constance and Elaine Walker | Debra Walker | Cecillia Wang Benita Ward Jarrett | Jeffrey Ware | Helen Waters | Syam Waymon | Holly Webb Jeff Weinstein | Kirsten Weisser | David Weissman | Margitta Welsh | Paula West Julie and Michael Whitcomb | Karen and Stephen Wiel | Letitia Wims | Kristina Windom Brenda Winston | Barbara Wismer | Nancy Wolfberg | Barbara and Howard Wollner Arden Wong | Richard Woo | Pauline Wright Dooley | Jennifer Wu | Paul Wyman Shuaky Xiong | Yang Yang | Terri Yin | Daniela Zappador Guerra | Bart Ziegler Alanna Zrimsek | Shane Zucke
MATCHING GIFTS Apple Inc. | Cisco | Dell Technologies | Fannie Mae | Genentech, Inc. | Gilead Sciences Google | LinkedIn | Oracle | Salesforce Foundation | UnitedHealth Group VMWare Foundation | Wells Fargo Foundation
GIFTS IN KIND August (1) Five | Avantifit | Bacchus Management Group/Spruce | Trista and Josh Bernstein Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan and Rohit Dhawan | John Chiara | The Clorox Company Adji Cissoko | Julie Costanzo | Delfina | Christopher Dydyk and Morris Ratner | Frances Gary Danko | The House | Kimberly M. Hughes and Steve Moazed | Babatunji Johnson Alonzo King | Micki Klearman, MD | La Mar | Locanda | Kathy Mata | Sara McGhie Alvaro Montelongo | The Morris | RJ Muna | Outerlands | Parkside Stinson Beach Petit Crenn | Piperade | Presidio Social Club | San Francisco Giants San Francisco Museum of Modern Art | The Slanted Door | Sterling Art Services Mark Sullivan | Lindsey Taylor-Vivier and Charles Vivier | Carolyn Tyler | Donald White Withersworldwide | Al and Mei Wong | Ron Zuckerman
GALA PRODUCTION TEAM Producer & Director: Zoe Reiniger Production & Project Manager: Zoe Westbrook Technical Director: Julie Stallone Production Coordinator: Shannon Kaplan Auctioneer: Ben Gonazales, A Plus Benefit Auctions Additional footage shot by: Kamrin Lewis, Joseph Rivera III Support Staff: Sofia Alicastro, Dru Cowan, Daniel Jarrell, Jessica Jazayeri, Nora McDonough, Mitch Montgomery, Bill Proctor, Kate Schlauch Production Support: Raul Navalta, AddVirtual
SPECIAL THANKS Debbie Allen | Mayor London Breed | Dakota Chase | Susanna Conine-Nakano Misty Copeland | Thierry DeClos | Lisa Fischer | Linda Goldstein | Louise Holland Zakir Hussain | Mason Lee | Roman Mejia | Toni Minnecola | Jason Moran | RJ Muna Tiler Peck | Paul Rubens | Margaret Selby | Selina Sun | Alanna Swovelin | Heather Watts Kara Wilkes | Damien Woetzel The Kennedy Center: Robert Van Leer, Jane Rabinovitz, Matthew Winer The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Noah Bartlett, Adine Varah, Olivia Taylor, Jim Weber, Sriba Kwadjovie Quintana Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts: Cathy Weiss, Kate Bowen Celebration Box Vendors: 54 Mint Cucina Italiano, Mcquade’s Celtic Chutney, Black Jet Baking Co., High Horse
INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT Alonzo King LINES Ballet thanks the following Corporate, Foundation, and Government partners for their generous support. PRINCIPAL – Gifts of $100,000 and above
INNOVATOR – Gifts of $50,000 and above
DIRECTOR – Gifts of $25,000 and above
Yellow Chair Foundation
DANCERS’ CIRCLE – Gifts of $10,000 and above
Madeline DeVries | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © RJ Muna
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