Wed Jul 20

Women in the Arts Dinner at The Meritage

The second installment of the dinner series, “Women in the Arts” will showcase former ballerina, choreographer, founding partner of the non-profit “Live Arts Global”, and significant other to Mick Jagger, Melanie Hamrick.

Join choreographer, former ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, founding partner of the non-profit “Live Arts Global”, and significant other to Mick Jagger, Melanie Hamrick. in an intimate speaking event and dinner, celebrating “Women in the Arts”.

Melanie Hamrick is a professionally trained ballerina whose career spanned over 16 years with American Ballet Theatre. She graduated from The Kirov Academy of Ballet as well as training at The School of American Ballet. While working with ABT she was a guest artist with Universal Ballet, Seoul Korea. Over her career, Hamrick has worked with Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Benjamin Millepied, Twyla Tharp, Kevin McKenzie, Mark Morris, and numerous others. She has done multiple photoshoots and projects for W magazine, Vogue, Marie Claire, The Mirror, Pointe Magazine, Femail, and Dance Magazine.

Hamrick has devoted much of her time in teaching dance through multiple non-profit organizations. Working with Head Start, Youth American Grand Prix, Dance Wave, and schools in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

As a choreographer, Hamrick worked with Dancing With the Stars in Macy’s Stars of Dance. She and her creative partner Joanna DeFelice choreographed the ballet Porte Rouge for the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, and Youth America Grand Prix at Lincoln center. In 2019 she was the Women’s Initiative recipient from ABT giving her the opportunity to incubate with dancers for two weeks. Melanie has been a movement coach on photoshoots with Vogue and multiple exercise brands. Her passion is to merge her in-depth knowledge of classical art with pop culture.

The second event in the dinner series, “Women in the Arts” is presented in partnership with Festival Napa Valley and will showcase nationally recognized women in the arts in an exclusive and intimate setting at The Meritage Resort and Spa. Each event will also feature women in wine with featured women-owned and operated vintners, or wineries that feature female winemakers.

The “Women in the Arts” Dinner includes a 4-course meal with wine pairings provided by Trinitas Cellars and featuring Sonyia Grabski, General Manager of Trinitas Cellars. Menu and wine pairings to follow. The series is presented in partnership with Festival Napa Valley. A portion of the proceeds provides college scholarships for girls from Napa County schools.

The “Women in the Arts” Dinner includes a 4-course meal with wine pairings provided by Trinitas Cellars and featuring Sonyia Grabski, Trinitas Cellars General Manager. Menu and wine pairings to follow. The series is presented in partnership with Festival Napa Valley. A portion of the proceeds provides college scholarships for girls from Napa County schools.

EVENT DETAILS

July 20

6:30 pm 9:30 pm

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