Plans are in the works for Ballet Arizona’s Dance With Me Gala. The event is one of the nonprofit’s largest fundraisers of the season and dedicated to raising money for Ballet Arizona education and community outreach programs.

The Friday, January 20, 2017 event will be at the Phoenix Art Museum. A single ticket at the event is $500 per person with table sponsorships beginning t $5,000 for ten people.

Themed as Dance With Me, the night will include performances from Ballet Arizona. Artistic Director Ib Andersen and School of Ballet Arizona Director Carlos Valcarcel are collaborating on a performance that will show the audience the journey of a prima ballerina, or one who is considered the lead and the most exceptional dancer in their generation.

“We are proud to return to the Phoenix Art Museum to present our annual Dance With Me, Ballet Arizona Gala,” said Sharron Lewis, chair for the 2017 fundraiser. “This event not only benefits the many educational and community outreach programs that the ballet offers, but also allows us to honor Carol and Randy Schilling, two individuals that have made the ballet the extraordinary, world-class company it is today.”