The Blue Gala

Fri February 1, 2019 - 7:30 PM
The Blue Gala

After another sold out performance last year, the H/W School of Ballet and its principals, Yukichi Hattori, Tara Williamson and Galien Johnston-Hattori are back to host the much-anticipated third annual BLUE GALA! A performance not like any other, the BLUE GALA is guaranteed to lift your spirits with the beauty of dance following the melancholy brought on by Blue Monday. The performance features a variety of solos and collaborations by special guest and acclaimed ballet, contemporary, hip hop, ballroom and tap artists from across the globe, including:

  • Myriam Simon & Alessio Scognamiglio (principal/soloist dancers, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens)
  • Harold Rancano and Regan Hirose from Winnipeg (Latin Ballroom Champions)
  • Kelley McKinlay (principal dancer, Alberta Ballet)
  • Yukichi Hattori, Galien Johnston-Hattori & Tara Williamson Campbell (principals, Directors of H/W School of Ballet)
  • Caroline “Lady C” Fraser from Montreal (Hip Hop artist)
  • Brock Jellison (tap artist, Opening Ceremonies of 2010 Winter Olympics / 2014 Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show)

Following the performance, there will be a gala reception where guests will have the opportunity to meet the performers, relax with a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres and peruse the silent auction, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter. Guests are encouraged to wear their best blue outfit.

This is one of the best performances of the year and is not to be missed. Tickets will go quickly so get yours today!


Ideal for: Performances and recitals
Capacity: 386-412 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options

Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) has been the resident tenant in the courtyard-shaped, Georgian-style Martha Cohen Theatre since 1985. Tiered levels of seats form a three-quarter circle around the performing area eliminating the separation between the audience and performers. The farthest seat from the stage is a mere 39 feet away.

Situated in the heart of Arts Commons beside Jack Singer Concert Hall, Martha Cohen Theatre received state-of-the-art sound upgrade in 2014, as well as all new seats and a new lighting console in 2016, ensuring that it remains at the top of theatre industry standard. The Martha Cohen Theatre was named after the late Dr. Martha Cohen ($1M donated by her husband in honour of her birthday).

This venue has limited rental dates

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To inquire about renting this venue, please contact Production Manager Greg Monforton at or 403.294.7476