Stars Gala Elisa and Friends

A milestone has been achieved in México in 2012 when the Foundation and the Government of Estado de Mexico coproduced the greatest international ballet show in the country: the Stars Gala “Elisa and Friends”. This event has also received the support of the Ministry of Culture (named before CONACULTA).

Since then, the audience could see each year a unique activity : Elisa Carrillo shares the stage with the principal dancers of the best companies of the world: Bolshoi Ballet Mikhailovsky Ballet Company, Staatsballett Berlin, Mariinsky Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Balletto del Teatro alla Scala, Stuttgart Ballett, American Ballet Theater among others.

Each gala offers world premiers works and choreographies of famous authors of classical, neoclassical and contemporary dance, between them George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, John Cranko, Michel Fokine, Aggripina Vaganova, Angelin Preljocaj, Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pine.

Since its first year until now, the Ballet Stars Gala “Elisa and Friends” has presented 96 principal dancers and soloists in30 shows in Mexico City, Estado de México, Jalisco, Puebla, Guanajuato and Yucatán.

The galas have shown 116 works and premiers with the performance of 29 companies that have been seen for 62,109 persons, the majority of them entered for free as part of the purposes of the foundation to develop new audience and approach art to the most vulnerable people.