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Vanessa Bessler and Francoise Sell

Supporters Of The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio Raise Holiday Funds

By Shannon Miller Turner     Photography by Greg Harrison

THE SCENE:  On a recent evening in the heart of San Antonio’s favorite small-town community, the shops of Uptown Alamo Heights opened their doors for a private event celebrating The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio (CBSA). Adults enjoyed finding the perfect gifts on their lists as children were entertained with games, sweet treats and more. Featuring a spectacular performance under the stars by students of CBSA, the night was a beautiful way to shop and support local small businesses who graciously donated 15% of all sales from the evening festivities to CBSA.

THE VIBE: True holiday spirit filled the air as guests of the event shopped door-to-door excitedly greeting friends and purchasing the perfect gifts for loved ones. With complimentary valet parking and wine & hors d’ouvres awaiting their arrival, adult attendees were greeted with holiday tunes by DJ Nic Dante who provided the perfect musical backdrop. Activities including hot cocoa and sugary treats from Bird Bakery, photos with Santa, and holiday arts and crafts for little ones offered something for everyone. The most special treat of all, however, was the Nutcracker performance given by students of the organization where the ballerinas became the brightest-shining stars in a flawless performance of the beloved classic.

THE CAUSE: 100% of all the limited ticket sales were donated to The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio, an organization directed by Vanessa Bessler, which seeks to inspire the pursuit of excellence and to prepare children for productive and creative lives through dance by offering extensive training and performance opportunities for talented children from all backgrounds.