Ballet News

What a great turnout for “Dress Rehearsal!”

Ballet Idaho’s inaugural “Dress Rehearsal” Fashion Show Fundraiser was a smashing SOLD-OUT success, held last Friday, October 9th at the Linen Building. Company dancers and professional models strutted down the runway in fashions from several downtown Boise and Eagle boutiques. The evening was all about the answer the age-old question: Whatever shall I wear to the ballet? It was presented in four tiers: the matinee, the date night, the gala and the runway finale featuring beautiful vintage gowns donated by ballet patrons that were then placed for silent auction. A huge thank you to Clothesline Cleaners, who hand-restored and cleaned all of the garments for this segment. Many generous merchants donated items for the silent auction including area professional arts organizations, R Grey Jewelers, Jos A. Bank Clothiers, Hotel 43, Michael Todd, Monkey Doos, Chandlers Steakhouse, Bogus Basin, Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro, to mention only a few. KTVB’s News Channel 7 reporter, Alyson Outen, emceed this fabulous event and the evening was completed with a short performance of Footage on the runway by Ballet Idaho company dancers Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti and Ryan Nye. Special thanks to our Co-Chairs, Angie Berman and Lana Hollingshead, “Dress Rehearsal” sponsor Ethan Allen and the many vendors, boutiques and patrons who generously donated items to make this first-time event a success! With Friday night’s outstanding feedback, this is sure to be an annual event for Ballet Idaho! Looking forward to next year!