Dance icons Melanie Hamrick, Joanna DeFelice, and Christine Shevchenko bring their exhilarating production, A Night at the Ballet, to Napa for the annual Dance Gala. Featuring principal dancers from New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and more, the production includes excerpts from some of the most loved classical ballets, including Don Quixote, Swan Lake, and Romeo & Juliet, and contemporary works set to the songs by The Rolling Stones.
Produced by three female artists who work to spread art and dance to a wider audience, A Night at the Ballet presents the very best of the dance world with a range of works, from classical to contemporary, performed by dancers from San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, and more.
Melanie Hamrick is a professionally trained ballerina whose onstage career spanned over 16 years with American Ballet Theatre. A graduate of The Kirov Academy of Ballet, Hamrick has worked with Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Benjamin Millepied, Twyla Tharp, Kevin McKenzie, and Mark Morris.
Joanna DeFelice is a producer, artist, dancer, and teacher. A graduate of the Kirov Academy of Ballet, she has toured internationally with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and worked with Debbie Allen on numerous productions at the Kennedy Center.
Christine Shevchenko was born in Odessa, Ukraine where she was chosen to train in rhythmic gymnastics and ballet at an Olympic School. She is presently a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.