Whimsical, blissful and full of talent — they're three words to describe this year's annual fundraising gala hosted by Canada's National Ballet School.
The theme of the 2016 event? Steampunk.
On Mar. 4th, NBS welcomed an array of esteemed guest at The Carlu in Toronto to help raise funds for the School's broad range of programs. The ballet academy is the only in North America providing professional dance training, academic instruction, and residential care within one organization, and on the same campus.
In a press release, NBS Gala co-chairs, Margaret Norrie McCain and Jen McCain explained, "NBS’ annual fundraising gala is a wonderful opportunity to support the benefits of dance for everyone: from the very gifted students in the Professional Ballet Program to the many participants in NBS’ Community Programs."
Each year, Canada's National Ballet School welcomes 600 patrons and friends to take in performances from the students and to celebrate the young dancers. The gala, which featured incredible Steampunk costumes with industrial flare, "lays a crucial role in securing over 40 per cent of the School’s annual fundraising goal in a single night."
For photos from the event full of playful dresses, gorgeous corsets and dapper suits, check out the slideshow below!