Submitted by Bess Chambliss

The Golden Gala will begin at 5 p.m. April 1 in The Cloister Ballroom. The ballroom will be transformed into an elegant theater for an evening of ballet. The performance will feature nine world-class professional ballet dancers performing the most beautiful moments in ballet, including “Black Swan Pas de Duex,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Chopiana” featuring the special guest appearance of pianist Michelle Jamieson.

General admission tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for students. VIP tickets are $100 and allow ticketholders preferred seating and attendance at a wine reception with the dancers following the show.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting, by calling 289-2120 or at Frederica Academy, Uncle Don’s, the Ritz Theatre or Golden Isles Ballet Co.