The success of the Gala depends on leading donors and event sponsors.
Without the critical funding that they provide, the annual Gala would not be possible. 
Funds raised allow NBS to provide the best training and education available and opens doors for
underserved youth and seniors in the community to accessible and healthy dance programs.

Un grand merci.


Lead Sponsor



The gala performance is sponsored by

A Generous Donor


Cocktail Reception Supporter

Dinner Supporters

Lindy Barrow, In Memory of Helen Gardiner

Frank and Debbi Sobey 

Live Entertainment Sponsor


Young Patrons Reception Supporters

Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan

Guest Gift Sponsor

VIP Gift Sponsor

Lounge Sponsors and Supporters

The Blidner Family Foundation
The Delaney Family Foundation
Jen McCain
Brenda and Raymond McDonald


Gala Print Partner

Étoile Table

The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, CC

Principle Patrons Circle

Joan and Jerry Lozinski
Generous Donor


Corps De Ballet Tables

Anonymous Donor

Caron Thorburn Institute

Christine Chen and Rasheed Saleuddin
Judie and Trevor Thom

Frances Evans and
Lisa Faccadio

Andrea & Nini Krishnappa
and Friends

Ann Lawson-Brehl and Paul Brehl

Courtney and Marek Wlochowicz Petch



Anonymous Donor
Walter M. and Lisa Balfour Bowen
Beth Beattie
BNP Paribas
Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection
Rosemary Corbett
Tony D'Addario
Carol Darling
ecentricarts inc.

Jessica Goldberg
Sally Hannon
Paul Heller
Joanne Hing
Jordana Huber and Daniel Debow
Donald K. Johnson C.C. and Anna McCowan-Johnson
Godfrey Kim
Darrell Kloeze
Godric Latimer-Kim
Ann Lawson-Brehl
Jolie Lin and Ian Crosbie
Danielle and James MacDonald
Tess McLean
Maureen Meagher

Danielle Paterson and Matt Chapman
Jack and Elly Petch
RBC Foundation
Bassem Shakeel
Monica Shin
Marion Soloway
Harriet Stairs and Edward Mooney
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Tom's Place
Leeanne Weld Kostopoulos

Auction Prize Partners

à la Carte Kitchen Inc.
Alliance française de Toronto
Ana Pascos - Portrait Artist
Arlington Hotel
Baskits Inc.
Bob and Alodie Brew
Canada's National Ballet School
Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection
Carriage Trade Shop
A Changing Nest
The Chase
John and Jennifer Clark
Clayton Joseph
CN Tower
Colio Estate Wines and Thornbury Village Cider House and Brewery
Curbside Cycle
Rebecca Dietzel
Dimensions Custom Framing and Gallery
Dogtopia of Bloor West Village
Drake Hotel Properties
Estée Lauder Companies
Fairmont Tremblant
Joseph Fantl and Moira Bartram
Feheley Fine Arts
The Freeze Clinic
Gee Beauty
Gibson’s Cleaners Co Ltd
Gordon Food Service
Gourmet Kitchens
Gus* Modern
Sally Hannon and Howard Barton
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
InterContinental Paris le Grand
Sheldon Inwentash & Lynn Factor
Irish Embassy Hospitality Group
Jérôme Photographer
Joso's Restaurant
Jules Bistro
Kantelberg + Co.
Sarah Kennedy and David Donaldson
Sean Kozey
Luxe Glow
Nancy McConnell and Cindy Ray
Mindham Fine Jewellery
Mirvish Subscriptions
Juanita Montalvo and Magda Gonzalez-Mora
Monecito Restaurant
Neatfreak Group Inc.
A Novel Spot Bookshop
Oliver and Bonacini
Opera Atelier
Oretta Hospitality Inc.
Ozone Herbals
Charles Pachter OC, O Ont
Jack and Elly Petch
The Pink Door
PirateLife Toronto
Robbie Pryde
Quench Trip Design
Kimchan Ramrattan
Slavin Raphael
Rent frock Repeat
Dr Kevin Russelo and Associates
The September
Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar
Soulpepper Theatre Company
Andrea Stairs Krishnappa
Veronica Tennant, CC
Tiffany - Sherway Gardens
Tom's Place
Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Tundra Restaurant and Bar
WANT Apothecary
Westmount Gallery Ltd.
Yamaha Canada Music

With the utmost thanks to our remarkable Gala Committee…


  2018 Gala Committee

Amanda Baker* • John Baker* • Jennifer Bratty
Christine Chen • Nini Krishnappa* • Carmen Marron
Nancy McConnell • Andrea Stairs Krishnappa* • Kim Tanenbaum
Tanya Taylor • Brittany Wielgosz • Steven Wong

*2018 Co-Chairs

With special thanks to NBS’ First Position Steering Committee.


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