International Ballet Stars to Perform at Koffler Centre Gala

Published: September 24th 2010
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Stars of the 21st Century Gala
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Ballet superstars from Russia, France, Germany, Canada and the United States will perform at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 14 as part of Stars of the 21st Century: A Koffler Centre Gala. The gala’s proceeds will support programs offered by the Koffler Centre of the Arts.


The international dance stars set to take the stage include Michail Kaniskin, Elisa Carillo Cabrera and Iana Salenko (from the Berlin Opera Ballet), American Ballet Theatre’s Daniil Simkin, Denis Matvienko and Anastasia Matvienko from the Kirov Ballet, among others.


“The Koffler Centre of the Arts Gala will be a night to celebrate our achievements so far and help propel the Koffler into the future as one of Toronto’s and Canada’s preeminent arts and cultural institutions,” said the Koffler Centre’s Lori Starr in a statement. 


The show has been performed throughout Europe and the United States, including in New York City and Cannes.


“We are absolutely thrilled to help bring Stars of the 21st Century back to Toronto,” Tiana Koffler Boyman, Chair of the Koffler Centre of the Arts Gala and Board of Directors, said in a statement. “This is the only chance for audiences in Toronto to see the very best in international ballet. We are truly grateful to Solomon Tencer, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, and all of our generous sponsors and donors for making this Gala event a reality.” 


Tickets to the performance are available through the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (416 872 2262). To attend the pre-event dinner and post-event After Party, contact the gala hotline: 416.638.1881 x4271 or email 


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