Misty Copeland Homecoming

On December 21, 2015, San Pedro City Ballet alumna Misty Copeland had the homecoming of a lifetime when she came back to her home town of San Pedro. That afternoon, Misty was honored by the Los Angeles City Council with the naming of 13th St. and Pacific Ave. (where San Pedro Ballet School is located) as the new Misty Copeland Square. San Pedro City Ballet dancers performed to a song written by 20 Eyes about Misty. Following the street naming, Misty taught a master class for 50 lucky students in front of an audience of 800 at the historic Warner Grand Theatre, and was greeted by DancEd Steps Up donors and supporters at a VIP reception following the class. Proceeds from the event benefited San Pedro City Ballet’s new DancEd Steps Up Afterschool program. Read more about the day!

Video by Michael Farmer Photography

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Photos by Nick Gingold
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Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

– Allegro ($5,000 and above) –
The Rich Charitable Foundation
Crail-Johnson Foundation
Scott Donnelly and Wade Nishimoto
Chuck and Marylyn Klaus
Don Knabe, Board of Supervisors
Vision Produce Company of Los Angeles

– Arabesque ($2,500) –
Alvas Barres Floors Mirrors
Carolina and Jeff Brown
Councilman Joe Buscaino
Dr. Matthew and Roberta Jenkins
Steve Kleinjan, Clean San Pedro
John and Donna Papadakis
Marsela McGrane-Vogel and Bill Vogel

– Pointe ($1,000) –
Jim and Mary Armor
The Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
Sharon Jassy
Liz Johnson
Megan Moore
Helene Rosenzweig
Shauna Bain Smith and Hudson H. Smith III

– Contributions and In-Kind Donations –
20 Eyes
Matthew Accardo
Drs. Curtis & Melanie Adams
Amalfitano Bakery
John Z.  Blazevich
Becky & Nick Campbell
Baby Cakes Baking Company
Dr. Rose Marie Banks
Jane and Robert Bard, Jr.
Robert Borden
Bristol Farms
Anthony Cigliano
City of Los Angeles
Cruz Furniture
Dr. Minnie Douglas
Ms. Rhonda Dowdy
Fleur de Lis Artistry in Flowers
Keith Gibbs
Nick Gingold
Adam Gonzalez, Image Realm
Elayne Grgas
The Happy Fundraiser
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Hardin
Elaine Hatton
Greg and Kristen Hetzer
Neal Horowitz
Linda Howat
Ms. Clarice Kavanaugh
Claudia Kreis
Last Minute Florist
Le Mar Photography
Richard Lee
Dr. Solomon and Annette Little
Ms. Valerie Little
Willie and Berlie Little
Mayer’s Bakery
Michael Farmer Photography
Michael’s Tuscany Room
Thomas Nix
One Hour Photo, Etc.
Palos Verdes Art Center
Pearl Foundation
Polly Ann Bakery
James and Andreda Pruitt
Thomas and Barbara Robinson
Richard and Jo-Ann Scandaliato
Victoria Sessler
Niya Rae Sheppard
The Siegel & Friend Foundation
Ret. Ltc. David and Bertha Sightler
Sal Sorrentino
Kristen Stafford
Jenn VanBeveran
Sam Velazquez
Stephanie Petrofanis-Vezzuto and
Robert Vezzuto
Warner Grand Theatre
Robert T. Wolfenden

San Pedro City Ballet’s fundraising goal is $100,000. Help us complete our goal by donating to our Go Fund Me page!

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