“Rainer and Friends Ballet Gala”: Margot Fonteyn Academy of Ballet Announces Ballet Gala in Prescott

On September 11, 2021, international stars of classical ballet will perform at the Ruth Street Theater at 1050 Ruth St, Prescott, AZ 86301, on the Prescott High School campus. The program starts at 6 pm, with doors open at 5 pm. Tickets are available for $30 and can be purchased at: eventbrite.com or through the Academy website at MFAB.org.

The program will feature ballet stars dancing classical ballet favorites, selected by Rainer to represent the artistry and excitement of classical ballet.  Featured Performers are:

  • Rainer Krenstetter – Principal Dancer Miami City Ballet, Associate Artistic Director of MFAB
  • Tricia Albertson – Principal Dancer Miami City Ballet
  • Hannah Fischer –Principal Soloist Miami City Ballet
  • Jordan Elizabeth-Long – Soloist Miami City Ballet
  • Ashley Knox – Soloist Miami City Ballet
  • Renan Cerdeiro – Principal Dancer Miami City Ballet
  • Machi Muto – Principal Soloist Georgian State Ballet, MFAB Lower School Director
  • Frank van Tongeren – Principal Dancer Georgian State Ballet, MFAB Upper School Director

Joining these international stars will be local dancers from The MOVEMENT Studio in Prescott Valley. These students were among those who attended a special Workshop Series presented by Rainer here in the Prescott area in July.

“This evening will highlight some of the most beautiful sections of the different classical ballets as well as feature young talents from Prescott.  I’m very happy and proud to be dancing in Arizona and hope that the community will welcome me and my friends with open arms. We are all excited to be performing for you. Hope to see everyone at the gala to bring some joy in such difficult times.” – Special note from Rainer Krenstetter (Principal Dancer with the Miami City Ballet, International Guest Artist, Associate Artistic Director of Margot Fonteyn Academy of Ballet).

Rainer and Friends Ballet Gala will also be streamed live for those around the world who cannot come to Prescott. The link for this event is here.

The Gala is a fundraising event for Margot Fonteyn Academy of Ballet, with all proceeds going to this Arizona Non-Profit 501(c)3. MFAB Artistic Director, Ken Ludden, said “Prescott is an amazing place, and filled with talented people. It is a pleasure to move our World Headquarters to Prescott. And I, like Rainer, have had the opportunity to meet, and teach, some of the very talented young dancers who live here. All eyes are now on Prescott, and many have already booked their tickets to visit and move here.”

For information, photographs, and interviews, contact: jmartin@fonteynacademy.org


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  1. I have lived in Prescott since 1962 & been family friends with Ron, Laura & Jennifer James (Miller). My daughter Jeannie & Jen studied dance together when girls. We have attended & enjoyed many ballets through the years & in many cities. Your gala performance was beautiful, exciting, joyous, unique & fun. Thank you for bringing such excellence to Prescott.

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