City Ballet Spring Fundraiser held in Rancho Santa Fe


Manicured grounds, a majestic fountain, and an architectural marvel of an estate-home provided a romantic European-style venue on June 8 for City Ballet of San Diego’s annual spring fundraiser.

The estate home and grounds of Tommie and Dr. Jack Wasserman in Rancho Santa Fe’s “The Meadows” struck just the right sophisticated note for the 131 guests who attended the afternoon’s event.

The high point came when City Ballet’s principal dancers performed on a portable dance floor laid on the Wassermans’ tennis court. Ariana Samuelsson, Geoff Gonzalez, Erica Alvarado and Stephano Candreva performed selections of Elizabeth Rowe Wistrich’s original choreography set to the music of Mozart’s “Requiem.” In addition, they performed the famous pas de deux from Don Quixote, “which our company will perform – with full orchestra – in its entirety next season at the Spreckels Theater,” said Wistrich.

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