Wednesday, July 20  |  5:30PM

Women in the Arts Dinner with Melanie Hamrick, Joanna DeFelice, & Christine Shevchenko

The Meritage Resort and Spa

Join dance icons Melanie Hamrick, Joanna DeFelice, and Christine Shevchenko for an intimate speaking event and dinner in celebration of Women in the Arts. The creative force behind Live Arts Global, the three will share the story of the creation of their company and their own noted careers as dancers, choreographers, and producers. Live Arts Global is producing Festival Napa Valley's A Night at the Ballet: From Tchaikosvky to The Rolling Stones on July 21.

Women in the Arts showcases nationally recognized artists and innovators in an exclusive and intimate setting at The Meritage Resort and Spa. The Women in the Arts”Dinner includes a 4-course meal with wine pairings provided by Trinitas Cellars and featuring Sonyia Grabski, General Manager of Trinitas Cellars. Menu and wine pairings to follow.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds supports college scholarships for girls from Napa County schools awarded through a local chapter of Soroptimist International.

Artists

Live Arts Global
Live Arts Global

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. 
 

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Melanie Hamrick
Melanie Hamrick

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.

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Joanna DeFelice
Joanna DeFelice

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.

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Christine Shevchenko
Christine Shevchenko

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.

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Venue

Meritage Resort and Spa

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Napa, The Meritage Resort and Spa ushers in a new way to discover Wine Country. With thoughtful, Tuscan-style décor, a tasting Village, a locally-sourced, artisanal market, and a spacious community lawn for picnic, play and private concerts, The Meritage Resort and Spa isn’t simply a resort in Napa. It is Napa at its finest. The Meritage Resort and Spa is located one hour from San Francisco, with convenient access to exploring both Sonoma and the Napa Valley.

Meritage Resort and Spa