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7650 Currell Blvd, Woodbury
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It takes great effort on the part of many people to maintain an organization capable of presenting art which enrichs the human spirit. To this end we wish to thank all involved with making Ballet Minnesota a success.

20th Ball



20th Anniversary Ball Committee:
     Julia Lauwagie ( Chair )
     Cynthia Betz, Lisa Gray, Susan Horowitz, Nicole Lapides, Tom Marver, Heather Rist
     Mary Underwood, Kay VanMatre.

     Master of Ceremonies
           MA Roscoe, Channel 9 News Reporter


     Corporate and Table Sponsors ( $1,000.00 - $3000.00 )
          Richard and Mary Stanger, The Dancing Fair, Inc., St Paul Heart Clinic, Dale and
          Mary Klein (Parallel Technologies), Dale and Julia Lauwagie, Tom Marver,
          Chris and Kay Van Matre.

     Ballet Minnesota Patrons
          Anchor Bank, Cynthia Betz (Edina Realty), Jon and Jacquie Brunsberg, Jackie Chase,
         Pat and Patti Conlin, Scott Davies, Dru and Ann Drake, Jack and Sue Whitaker,
         Dan and Kelly Kubes, Ann McMillan, Tim and Gayle Ober, Jessica Rappeport-Harris,
         Phyllis Salmen, Anders Ulland, Rev. Gary and Beth Hanson.

     Evening Performance by Ballet Minnesota: 'Big Swans' From SWAN LAKE
         Restaged by ........... Cheryl Rist
         Compser ................. Peter I Tchaikovsky
         Four Swans ........... Erin Warn, Karmyn Grant, Megan Simon, Rebecca Pelletier
         Swans, corps de ballet ... Julia Heggernes, Marisha Johnson, Maren Gray, Jacqueline
               Lis, Julia Valen, Margaret Ulland, Sarah Pelletier, Anna Betz, Olivia Brunzell-Garrett,
               Maddie Klein            
         Presentation of Roses .... Lily Vavricka

         We are grateful to the numerous volunteers who have dedicated many hours to the
              sucess of this evening:

                    Jim Arnold, Angie Barker, Ellen Cochran, Mary Heggernes, Julia Heggernes,
                    Mary Klein, Polly Krause, Barb Pelletier, Mary Reimann, Molly Van Guilder,
                    Erin Warn, Mari Zavadil.

     Table Centerpieces
          In Honor of teh artistry of dance, pointe shoes were designed as original works of art
          by various local artists as well as Ballet Minnesota and Classical Ballet Academy
          families and associates.

               Centerpiece Sponsors:
                       Ruthina Fink of Grand Jete for the Block pointe shoes
                       John Clemency of Teemark, Inc. for the engraved brass name plates
                       Jim Arnold for mounting the pointe shoes
               Centerpiece Artists: Jim Arnold, Peter Krause, Lisa Gray, Jean Everson, Ta-Coumba
                       Aiken, Susan Horowitz, Robin Taple-Getsug, Joe Paquet, David Cook, Cheryl


     Silent Auction Contributors
          St Paul's Esthetica Salon & Spa, Dwight & Laura Wang, Friends of Ballet Minnesota,
          Quince on Grand, Heimie's Haberdashery, Sincerely Yours, The Bibelot Shops, Jerry
          Krause, Dale and Gen Konetschka, Darcy Schatz, William Lapides, Sunny Gerten
          (Gertens), Master Flowers, Inc., St Paul Hotel / St Paul Grill, The O'Shaughnessy, MN
          Youth Symphonies, The Science Museum of Minnesota, Kopplin's Coffee, Judy Keough,
          St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Jerry Kaplan, Karma Boutique, Tracy McDonough, La Rue
          March, Christine Beaurline, Phyllis Connor, Dave and Tammie Havemond, Steve and
          Anita McKeown, Dan and Kelly Kubes, Chuck and Mary Wollmering, Wilt Fieder, Friends
          of CBA, Jeri Kaplan, TCF Bank, Ellen Cochran, Minnesota Twins, Legends Clubs, Jerry
          and Eileen Perra, Rich Boyer Masonry & Concrete, Inc., Dale and Mary Klein, Jill and
          Kurt Mitchell, The Baby Collection, Erin Warn, Mary Underwood, The Dancing Fair, Inc.,
          Tim and Mary Reimann, Haskell', Axel's, Sage Market and Wine Bar, E's Cheese of
          Mendota Heights, Tom Marver, Dave Trayers, James Whelpley, Jean Everson, Buster
          Phalen Band, David Hyttsten, Robin Taple-Getsug, Silver Dog Bed and Biscuit and Cat

           The 20th Anniversary Celebration was held at the Saint Paul AthleticClub in downtown
           St Paul, located at 340 Cedar Avenue between 3rd & 4th Street.

     Buuilding History
           The Saint Paul Athletic Club closed its doors in 1991 but was reopened in 1998 as a
           Health & Fitness club. The 13th & 14th floors were added in 1959, designed by
           Ellerbe & Company. The Union Bank previously stood on this site.

           The R-FACTOR (formerly Rupert's Night Club Band) performed with their amazing
            12-piece band featuring male and female vocalists performing pieces from well-
            known artists such as Smokey Robinson, Cher, The Neville Brothers, Celine Dion,
            The Temptations, Louis Armstrong and Natalie Cole just to name a few.

            Check out their website at:
            http://www.therfactor.com/The R Factor/Home.html

20th Anniversary Ball

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April 5, 2008