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18.2.2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball

An Elegant and Meaningful Fundraising Gala
All for the Love of Ballet


[Hong Kong – 18 February 2017] The Hong Kong Ballet Ball, one of the longest running fundraising events in the city, was held in the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s Grand Ballroom on Friday, 17 February 2017.

The much-anticipated event was made possible by Luxury Sponsor Swiss fine watchmaking brand Jaeger-LeCoultre, who collaborated for the first time with Hong Kong Ballet for the event and always spares no effort in promoting the development of arts in different forms including ballet and cinema. The purpose of the evening was to raise funds to allow the Company to continue staging magnificent productions, encouraging emerging choreographers, educating the next generation of audiences and supporting the development of the arts in Hong Kong. Since the Ballet Ball began in 1985, the funds generated by this event have significantly contributed to the growth of the Company. Today, Hong Kong Ballet is internationally recognised as a top institution that embodies the dynamic vitality of Hong Kong.

Over 360 prominent society figures and celebrities attended a night of fine dining and fabulous entertainment. Among them were Consul General of The Consulate General of Switzerland Mr Reto Renggli; Award-winning British actor Mr Clive Owen; Renowned actress Ms Celina Jade; Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Creative Director Mr Janek Deleskiewicz; Jaeger-LeCoultre’s North Asia Managing Director Mr Guillain Maspetiol; Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet and Co-Chair of The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee Ms Daisy Ho; Vice-Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet and Co-Chair of The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee Mrs Mira Yeh; Secretary of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet and Co-Chair of The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee Mrs Janice Chan-Choy;The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee members: Mr Peter Cheung, Mrs Lillian Lee Fong, Mrs Adrienne Hui, Mrs Alicia Tan Ku, Mr Will Lam, Ms Victoria Law, Ms Wendy Law, Ms Maya Lin, Ms Erica Tang, Mrs Jini Wu and Mr Stephen Yeung; Members of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet: Mrs Leigh Tung Chou, Ms Linda Fung, Mrs Anne Wang Liu, Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng, Ms Daphne King Yao and Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang; The Hong Kong Ballet Guild members: Mrs  Yvonne Cheung Ma and Mrs Connie Wei Yang; Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet Ms Madeleine Onne; Executive Director of Hong Kong Ballet Mr Paul Tam; Special guests: Mr and Mrs Rock and Helen Chen, Mr and Mrs Adrian and Jenifer Cheng, Mrs Irene Choi, Ms Anina Ho, Ms Maisy Ho, Ms Pansy Ho, Mr and Mrs Sherman and Ming Tang, Ms Yvette Yung and more.

Guests at this year’s Ball were entertained by an extravaganza of classical ballet and contemporary dance works. The three performances by Hong Kong Ballet’s exceptional dancers included Waltz of the Flowers from the popular annual production of The Nutcracker, which featured 12 talented child dancers, White vs Black, a piece about a ballerina’s devotion to her daily practice that was inspired by Swan Lake and created by Hong Kong Ballet’s choreographer Yuh Egami, and Still•Lives, which deals with coping with a lost love using a unique combination of ballet and pole dancing and is choreographed by the Company’s own Ricky Song-wei Hu. 

Throughout the evening, there were lots of fun and lively moments as guests bid for their favourite auction items, of which there was a much sought after selection, including two delicate Reverso Collection watches from Luxury Sponsor Jaeger-LeCoultre and the World Class Perrier-Jouët Chef Experience – Dinner for 10 donated by Champagne Partner Perrier-Jouët.

Co-Chair of The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee Ms Daisy Ho emphasised the importance of the funds raised at the Ball, “As one of the most prestigious fundraising gala events in our city, the Hong Kong Ballet Balls have played a significant role in the growth of this amazing Company by raising critical funds to advance its numerous innovative artistic and corporate developments. The donations will fund our education and community outreach initiatives and the creation of our much-loved ballets, as well as grooming our formidable dancers.”

Co-Chair of The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee Mrs Mira Yeh stated, “I would like to first express our deepest gratitude to our Luxury Sponsor Jaeger-LeCoultre, Champange Partner Perrier-Jouët and Media Partner Hong Kong Tatler. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone - our major sponsors, table patrons, donors and partners, and of course, all our wonderful guests here tonight for their continued support and generosity.”

Co-Chair of The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee Mrs Janice Chan-Choy continued, “Thanks to our 11 amazing friends and Committee members, This diverse group of talented individuals contributed so much time, energy and ideas to bring you all a captivating evening. A big thank you to our friends and Committee members!”


The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committe


Co-Chairs
Ms Daisy Ho
Mrs Mira Yeh
Mrs Janice Chan-Choy


Members
Mr Peter Cheung
Mrs Lillian Lee Fong
Mrs Adrienne Hui
Mrs Alicia Tan Ku
Mr Will Lam
Ms Victoria Law
Ms Wendy Law
Ms Maya Lin 
Ms Erica Tang 
Mrs Jini Wu
Mr Stephen Yeung


Sponsor & Partners
Luxury Sponsor: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Champagne Partner: Perrier-Jouët Champagne
Media Partner: Hong Kong Tatler


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(From left) Vice-Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet and Co-Chair of The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee Mrs Mira Yeh, Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet and Co-Chair of The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee Ms Daisy Ho, Award-winning British actor Mr Clive Owen and Secretary of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet and Co-Chair of The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee Mrs Janice Chan-Choy
(From Left) The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee: Mr Peter Cheung, Mr Stephen Yeung, Mrs Adrienne Hui, Ms Erica Tang, Mrs Jini Wu, Ms Victoria Law, Mrs Mira Yeh, Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Ms Wendy Law, Ms Maya Lin, Mrs Lillian Lee-Fong, Mrs Alicia Tan Ku and Mr Will Lam
(From Left) The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball Gala Committee: Mr Peter Cheung, Mr Stephen Yeung, Mrs Adrienne Hui, Ms Erica Tang, Mrs Jini Wu, Ms Victoria Law, Mrs Mira Yeh, Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Ms Wendy Law, Ms Maya Lin, Mrs Lillian Lee Fong, Mrs Alicia Tan Ku and Mr Will Lam
(From Left) Mr Peter Cheung, Mr Stephen Yeung, Mrs Adrienne Hui, North Asia Managing Director of Jaeger-LeCoultre Mr Guillain Maspetiol, Ms Erica Tang, Creative Director of Jaeger-LeCoultre Mr Janek Deleskiewicz, Mrs Jini Wu, Ms Victoria Law, Mr Clive Owen, Mrs Mira Yeh, Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Ms Wendy Law, Ms Maya Lin, Mrs Lillian Lee-Fong, Mrs Alicia Tan-Ku, Mr Will Lam and Regional Marketing & Communication Director of Jaeger-LeCoultre Mr Benjamin Aubanton
(From Left) Mr Peter Cheung, Mr Stephen Yeung, Mrs Adrienne Hui, North Asia Managing Director of Jaeger-LeCoultre Mr Guillain Maspetiol, Ms Erica Tang, Creative Director of Jaeger-LeCoultre Mr Janek Deleskiewicz, Mrs Jini Wu, Ms Victoria Law, Mr Clive Owen, Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Mira Yeh, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Ms Wendy Law, Ms Maya Lin, Mrs Lillian Lee Fong, Ms Celina Jade, Mrs Alicia Tan Ku, Mr Will Lam and Regional Marketing & Communication Director of Jaeger-LeCoultre Mr Benjamin Aubanton
(From Left) Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet: Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang, Mrs Leigh Tung Chou, Ms Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen, Mrs Mira Yeh, Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Mrs Anne Wang Liu, Ms Daphne King Yao, Ms Linda Fung and Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng
(From Left) Board of Governors of Hong Kong Ballet: Mr Arthur Minshiang Wang, Mrs Leigh Tung Chou, Ms Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen (Former member), Mrs Mira Yeh, Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Mrs Anne Wang Liu, Ms Daphne King Yao, Ms Linda Fung and Mrs Deirdre Fu Tcheng
(From left) Hong Kong Ballet’s Principal Dancer Mr. Jie Shen, Coryphée Mr. Ricky Song-wei Hu, Senior Ballet Master Mr. Jing Liang, Principal Dancer Ms. Yao Jin, Ballet Mistress Ms. Min Tang, Artistic Director Ms. Madeleine Onne, Mrs. Mira Yeh, Mr. Clive Owen, Ms. Daisy Ho, Mrs. Janice Chan-Choy, Principal Dancer Ms. Fei-fei Ye, Principal Dancer Ms. Yu-yao Liu, Principal Dancer Mr. Wei Wei, Répétiteur and Corps de Ballet member Mr. Yuh Egami, Executive Director Mr. Paul Tam
(From left) Hong Kong Ballet’s Principal Dancer Mr Jie Shen, Coryphée Mr Ricky Song-wei Hu, Senior Ballet Master Mr Jing Liang, Principal Dancer Ms Yao Jin, Ballet Mistress Ms Min Tang, Artistic Director Ms Madeleine Onne, Mrs Mira Yeh, Mr Clive Owen, Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Principal Dancer Ms Fei-fei Ye, Principal Dancer Ms Yu-yao Liu, Principal Dancer Mr Wei Wei, Répétiteur and Corps de Ballet member Mr Yuh Egami, Executive Director Mr Paul Tam
Ms Daisy Ho and Ms Pansy Ho
Ms Daisy Ho and Ms Pansy Ho
Ms Pansy Ho
Ms Pansy Ho
Mr Clive Owen
Mr Clive Owen
Ms Anina Ho
Ms Anina Ho
Mr and Mrs Stanley and Leigh Tung​
Mr and Mrs Stanley and Leigh Tung​ Chou
Mr and Mrs Sherman and Ming Tang
Mr and Mrs Sherman and Ming Tang
Mrs Irene Choi
Mrs Irene Choi
Mrs Louisa Cheng
Mrs Louisa Cheng
Mr and Mrs James and Jane Louey
Mr and Mrs James and Jane Louey
Ms Heidi Chan
Ms Heidi Chan
Ms Celina Jade
Ms Celina Jade
Mr and Mrs Rock and Helen Chen
Mr and Mrs Rock and Helen Chen
Ms Marie Zhuge
Ms Marie Zhuge
Ms Wendy Chiu
Ms Wendy Chiu
Ms Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen
Ms Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen
Mr Evan Chow and Ms Jacqueline Chow
Mr Evan Chow and Ms Jacqueline Chow
Ms Yvette Yung
Ms Yvette Yung
Mrs Olivia Lee-Davies
Mrs Olivia Lee-Davies
Mr Sean Lee-Davies
Mr Sean Lee-Davies
Mr Eric Fok
Mr Eric Fok
Mrs Nicola Young
Mrs Nicola Young
Mrs Tansy Lau-Tom
Mrs Tansy Lau-Tom
Mrs Jaime Ku
Mrs Jaime Ku
Mrs Natalie Chiu
Mrs Natalie Chiu
Mr Real Ting
Mr Real Ting
Mrs Leigh Tung Chou, Mrs Jacqueline Sun and Mrs Anne Wang Liu
Mrs Leigh Tung Chou, Mrs Jacqueline Sun and Mrs Anne Wang Liu
Consul General of The Consulate General of Switzerland Mr Reto Renggli and Ms Daisy Ho
Consul General of The Consulate General of Switzerland Mr Reto Renggli and Ms Daisy Ho
Mr Will Lam, Mr and Mrs Adrian and Jennifer Cheng and Ms Wendy Law
Mr Will Lam, Mr and Mrs Adrian and Jennifer Cheng and Ms Wendy Law
(From Left) Mr Stephen Yeung, Mrs Adrienne Hui, Ms Erica Tang, Mrs Jini Wu, Ms Victoria Law, Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Mira Yeh, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Ms Wendy Law, Ms Maya Lin, Mrs Lillian Lee-Fong, Mrs Alicia Tan Ku, Mr Will Lam, Mr Peter Cheung and Mr Sean Lee-Davies
(From Left) Mr Stephen Yeung, Mrs Adrienne Hui, Ms Erica Tang, Mrs Jini Wu, Ms Victoria Law, Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Mira Yeh, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Ms Wendy Law, Ms Maya Lin, Mrs Lillian Lee Fong, Mrs Alicia Tan Ku, Mr Will Lam, Mr Peter Cheung and Mr Sean Lee-Davies
Ms Madeleine Onne, Mr Jing Liang, Ms Min Tang, Ms Yao Jin, Ms Yu-yao Liu, Ms Fei-fei Ye, Mr Jie Shen, Mr  Wei Wei, Mr Yuh Egami, Mr Ricky Song-wei Hu and Mr Paul Tam
Ms Madeleine Onne, Mr Jing Liang, Ms Min Tang, Ms Yao Jin, Ms Yu-yao Liu, Ms Fei-fei Ye, Mr Jie Shen, Mr  Wei Wei, Mr Yuh Egami, Mr Ricky Song-wei Hu and Mr Paul Tam
Ms Daisy Ho
Ms Daisy Ho
Mrs Mira Yeh, Ms Daisy Ho, Mr Guillain Maspetiol and Mrs Janice Chan-Choy
Mrs Mira Yeh, Ms Daisy Ho, Mr Guillain Maspetiol and Mrs Janice Chan-Choy
Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Mira Yeh, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Hong Kong & Macau Mr Frantz Hotton and Mrs Janice Chan-Choy
Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Mira Yeh, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Hong Kong & Macau Mr Frantz Hotton and Mrs Janice Chan-Choy
Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Chief Content Officer & Managing Director Mr Sean Fitzpatrick and Mrs Mira Yeh
Ms Daisy Ho, Mrs Janice Chan-Choy, Chief Content Officer & Managing Director Mr Sean Fitzpatrick and Mrs Mira Yeh
Waltz of The Flowers | Hong Kong Ballet and Children Dancers
Waltz of The Flowers | Hong Kong Ballet and Children Dancers
Waltz of The Flowers | Hong Kong Ballet and Children Dancers
Waltz of The Flowers | Hong Kong Ballet and Children Dancers
White vs Black | Dancers (From Left): Ge Gao and Zhi-yao Chen
White vs Black | Dancers (From Left): Ge Gao and Zhi-yao Chen
White vs Black | Dancer: Zhi-yao Chen
White vs Black | Dancer: Zhi-yao Chen
Still•Lives | Dancer: Vanessa Nok-sze Lai
Still•Lives | Dancer: Vanessa Nok-sze Lai
Still•Lives | Dancers (From Left): Lucas Jerkander and Vanessa Nok-sze Lai
Still•Lives | Dancers (From Left): Lucas Jerkander and Vanessa Nok-sze Lai
Hong Kong Ballet Ball Venue Décor
Hong Kong Ballet Ball Venue Décor
Hong Kong Ballet Ball Venue Décor
Hong Kong Ballet Ball Venue Décor

About Hong Kong Ballet

An eclectic mix of talent, a balance of classical and contemporary works, and a unique repertoire are the trademarks of Hong Kong Ballet, Asia’s premier ballet company. Internationally recognised and acclaimed for its creativity, talent and artistry, the Company, led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne, is committed to providing captivating experiences that delight and inspire audiences from all walks of life, both at home and abroad.


Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cinema (www.jaeger-lecoultre.com)

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s affinity with the 7th Art is all about two worlds infused with the same creative effervescence, inspired by a longstanding tradition and the absolute quest for excellence. Jaeger-LeCoultre supports all those who daily contribute to create and bring life to the art of filmmaking, and attaches great importance to the preservation of its heritage.

Official partner of the Venice International Film Festival for over a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre annually confers the Glory to the Filmmaker Award on a filmmaker chosen by the director of the festival.  Since April 2013, as part of the actions of the "Film Society of Lincoln Center" in New York, Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched the Filmmaker in Residence Program, an initiative which supports a filmmaker in the realisation of his future projects. On the occasion of the Shanghai International Film Festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre works to protect the Chinese cinematographic heritage by funding the restoration of old movies. Also sponsor of the films festivals of San Sebastian, Jaeger-LeCoultre is committed to supporting cinema in all its diversity by standing behind the camera, alongside the artists.


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