SI Ballet Gala - with gaming and 'stylish sophistication' - is set for March 11

SI Ballet gala - with gaming and 'sytlish sophistication' - is set for March 11

The Dancers of the Staten Island Ballet perform at a gala at the Richmond County Country Club several years ago.  (Courtesy/Steve White) 
Staten Island Advance


"It's About Time..." is more than just a time-honored slogan.  It serves as the theme of the upcoming gala and sizzling floor show of the Staten Island Ballet.  The elegant evening will unfold a the Richmond County Country Club, the historic mansion in Dongan Hills, on Saturday, March 11.  
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Staten Island Ballet dancers set to stun Hilton Garden Inn with 'The Nutcracker'

SI Ballet dancers  set to stun Hilton Garden Inn with 'The Nutcracker'

Estefano Gil is the Mouse King and Kevin Ortiz Lemus is the Nutcracker as they rehearse the fight scene of the SI Ballet Nutcracker for a holiday performance in studio
(SI Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel)


The Staten Island Ballet is going into its 30th year of performing “The Nutcracker”. This year is even more exceptional for another reason in the eyes of artistic director Ellen Tharp: It is the first time since the onset of the pandemic that Staten Island Ballet will perform the entirety of “The Nutcracker”. 
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It was heaven at Above: Staten Island Ballet lauds two community leaders

SIB Honors Virginia and Michelle

From the left, Michelle DeSantis, Ellen Tharp, artistic director of the Staten Island Ballet, and Virginia Allen. (Courtesy/Steve White)
Staten Island Advance


Guests flocked to the Above Rooftop Lounge at the Hilton Garden Inn Friday evening to lend their support to the Staten Island Ballet’s return of a new season and recognize two community advocates who’ve contributed to the dance company and many other worthy organizations.


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‘That Brazilian Couple,’ of the Met Opera and SI Ballet, bring dance online: Meet Ana and Junio.

Ana and Junio

Ana Luiza Luizi and Junio Enrique Teixeira (Courtesy/the artists)  
Staten Island Ballet


Ana Luiza Luizi and Junio Enrique Teixeira, known as “That Brazilian Couple,” are professional ballet artists with more than 25 years experience revolving around the art of dance, working with distinguished dance companies and performing in venues the world over.


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