Four-time Emmy nominated, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winning actress, Jennifer Garner served as master of ceremonies & supported the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Holiday Benefit dinner and performance at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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The actress hosted an evening featuring performances by world-renowned artists Stella Abrera, Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, Sarah Lane, Hee Seo, Christine Shevchenko, and Cory Stearns performing scenes from the Company’s unrivaled repertoire.

The Holiday Benefit performance included excerpts from the holiday classic The Nutcracker, created by celebrated choreographer and ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, as well as scenes from Ratmansky’s Harlequinade, which will have its West Coast premiere at the Segerstrom Center in January. The performance also featured excerpts from choreographer Jessica Lang’s Garden Blue, Michelle Dorrance’s exhilarating medley of tap dance and ballet, Dream Within A Dream (deferred), and ballet favorite Don Quixote.

Other attendees included Aran Bell, Sharon Lawrence, Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu, Lesley Ann Warren, Lotte Verbeek, Aliyah Moulden, ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Co-Chairs Sarah Arison, Avery and Andrew F. Barth, Stewart R. Smith and Robin A. Ferracone, and Sutton.

American Ballet Theatre will present its annual engagement of Alexei Ratmansky’s critically acclaimed production of The Nutcracker at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa from December 14 through December 23rd. For tickets visit: www.scfla.org.