Founded by Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, Los Angeles Ballet (LAB) celebrates its 12th year of superb stagings of Balanchine repertory, meticulous classical ballets and commitment to new works. 2018’s gala honorees accepting the “Industry Excellence Award” for significant contributions to the arts include dancer/ actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum, dancer/choreographer Derek Hough, and producer/choreographer Adam Shankman. The celebration will be helmed by Master of Ceremony Mark L. Walberg, host of PBS's Antique Road Show along with a featured excerpt of LAB’s anticipated production of Swan Lake. Serving as gala co-chairs will be Leslie Kavanaugh and Kirsten Sarkisian. Honorary Committee chairs include Gov. Gray and Sharon Davis, Marlyn and Robert Day, Linda La Kretz-Duttenhaver, Ghada and Ray Irani, Lori and Michael Milken, and Dr. Richard Merkin. The evenings proceeds support Los Angeles Ballet's mission to serve communities throughout Los Angeles County through world-class performance and arts education outreach programs.