Back in the Lights!
After a one-year hiatus, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Pointe in Time gala returned to The Westin Saturday with an evening of dining, dancing and performance, including a sneak peek at choreography from Artistic Director Susan Jaffe’s new staging of “Swan Lake,” which will debut at the Benedum Center in May.
The event welcomed 400 guests and took in $548,000, including $101,000 for PBT’s Community Youth Scholarship Program. Now in its ninth year, the program has supported 68 scholarship students to date based on talent, passion and financial need.
PBT welcomed Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell to host the evening’s live auction. Later in the evening, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer Kimberly Brewer performed her song “It’s Just That Sweet To Me.”
Sponsors included: Bill and Vivian Benter, Patsy and Don McKinney, Mark F. and Mary McKinney Flaherty, PNC, UPMC, UPMC Health Plan, Dawn and Chris Fleischer, Peggy and Steve McKnight, Delta, 84 Lumber, Nemacolin, and The Mosites Company.