Gala Royale

American Repertory Ballet’s
Gala Royale

Bond, Bidding, & Ballet

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
Friday, June 9, 2023

Join us for a festive evening of casino excitement, world premieres, and gorgeous dancing.

The Curtis W. McGraw Foundation
For Their Outstanding and Longtime Support of the Arts


Aydmara Cabrera, Princeton Ballet School Director
Audrée Estey Award for Excellence in Dance Education

This major fundraising event supports the organization’s artistic, educational, and community engagement programs. For more information on sponsorships and tickets, please click above.
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6:00 pm | VIP Reception with Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel and Honorees
7:00 pm | Performance and Live Auction
8:00 pm | Casino Royale Festivities

The performance program will feature special appearances by:

ARB Artistic Associate Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside,
American Ballet Theatre principal dancers

Da’ Von Doane and Jenelle Figgins,
both formerly of Dance Theatre of Harlem

Plus exclusive sneak peeks of new work by Ethan Stiefel and Amy Seiwert,
and an excerpt from Arthur Mitchell’s Holberg Suite

Students from Princeton Ballet School,
the official school of American Repertory Ballet, will also take the stage

Following the performance, the event will feature live lots presented by professional fundraiser and auctioneer Lucas Hunt, president of HUNT Philanthropy and a celebrated American poet.

Casino Royale inspired festivities continue in the lobby after the performance and live auction!

American Repertory Ballet’s Gala is generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Susan Croll, Chair
Daphne Jones, Vice Chair
Ngoc Nguyen, Secretary
Ronald Blake, Treasurer

Akira Bell, Magrielle Eisen, Peter Gerry, Penelope Lattimer, Ph.D. (ex officio), Nancy MacMillan, Melissa Marschner, Charles Metcalf, Pamela Mingle, Jo-Ann Munoz, Jane Silverman, Dan Strika, Joel Studebaker

Ngoc Nguyen, Chair

Naomi Byank, Nancy MacMillan, Pamela Mingle, Beth Padron, Lisa Patterson, Rosella Porter, Tricia Vera

Apotheosis Events by Ryan Hill, Consultant


Nutcracker Alumni Gathering

Please join us for the 15th Annual Nutcracker Alumni Gathering on Friday, November 29 in the McCarter Theatre lobby immediately following the 7:30pm performance.

RSVP: Kristine Liwag at or 732-249-1254 x 24.

Tickets to the performance must be purchased separately.

Meet Me at the Barre: ARB & PBS Alumni & Friends Bar Crawl

Calling all American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School alumni and friends. Join us for our first annual Meet Me at the Barre – ARB/PBS Bar Crawl! On August 25th, reminisce on your days at ARB/PBS as we make our way through the best bars in Princeton! We will start at 7:30 pm at The Yankee Doodle Tap Room in Palmers Square followed by Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar, Alchemist & Barrister, and Triumph Brewing Company.

Tickets will be $25 and will include a T Shirt, event koozie, and donation to ARB.

Come out for a spirited and fun evening complete with signature drinks and new memories!

*Must be 21 or older!

*This event is dutch treat

REGISTER HERE and email your T Shirt size by August 1st!