The 28th annual fundraiser to be held at ARIA is honoring Eva Longoria as “Woman of the Year”
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Las Vegas NV
Nevada Ballet Theatre is thrilled to announce Eva Longoria as its ‘Woman of the Year’. An actress, producer, philanthropist and activist, Longoria will accept this honor during the company’s annual fundraiser. Longoria brought her popular Hollywood restaurant concept, Beso, to CityCenter two years ago.
Touted as the “crème de la crème” of society events by Luxury Las Vegas Magazine, the Black & White Ball is one of the most highly attended events of the social season, hosting an array of local celebrities, dignitaries, VIP’s and arts supporters. Since 1985, this star-studded gala has enabled NBT to present professional company dance productions, quality dance instruction within its affiliated Academy and expose students in at-risk communities to the art form of dance through its outreach program, Future Dance.
Past honorees of the Black & White Ball include luminaries of the stage and screen such as Debbie Reynolds, Chita Rivera, Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Marie Osmond and most recently Priscilla Presley. Nevada Ballet Theatre honored these legendary women for their dedication to the world of arts and entertainment and many of them have enjoyed a special connection to Las Vegas.
ABOUT EVA LONGORIA
Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild Award-winning, and ALMA Award-winning, Longoria currently stars as “Gabrielle Solis” on the ABC-megahit, “Desperate Housewives.” The multi-Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning show has more than 30 million viewers in the United States and is shown in over 208 countries around the world. Longoria has received numerous awards, including a People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Female TV Star,” Teen Choice Award, TV Guide’s “TV’s Sexiest Star,” People’s “50 Most Beautiful People, People En Español’s “50 Mas Bellos,” Rolling Stone‘s “People of the Year,” and was ranked three years in a row in the prestigious FORBES
Celebrity 100, as well as TWO years in a row as the “#1 Hottest Woman in the World” on Maxim‘s annual ‘Hot 100” list.
Additionally she was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by the Hollywood Reporter, and was recently selected as an
honoree for Variety’s “Power of Women Awards” among many others.
ABOUT NEVADA BALLET THEATRE
Under the artistic direction of James Canfield, Nevada Ballet Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and the largest professional ballet company and dance Academy in the state. Committed to the highest artistic standards, this classicallybased company is at home in an eclectic repertory, moving easily from the classics to the high-energy contemporary ballets. The mission of Nevada Ballet Theatre is to educate and inspire statewide, regional and national audiences and vitally impact community life through professional company productions, dance training and education and outreach.
Nevada Ballet Theatre will be a resident company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in 2012.
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