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The National Ballet of Canada tapped into their sultry side last Wednesday night for a fundraising fete inspired by the ballet Carmen. The annual Mad Hot Gala, this year dubbed “Dangerous Love,” was black and red and Spanish all over, as more than 2,000 guests filled all levels of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for an evening of dinner and dancing. The event raised over a million dollars for the National Ballet of Canada.

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Society regulars Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan with Elena Lobsanova, The National Ballet’s Juliet from their recent production of Romeo and Juliet.

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Winner of best dressed of the night by Fashion Magazine’s Bernadette Morra, right, Shoshana Kuper is an up-and-coming designer who even made her own dress.

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Holt Renfrew Marni rep by day, local style maven by night, Gloria Sharp is the epitome of timeless style.

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HGTV’s queen of interiors, Sarah Richardson, shows her support for the arts at Dangerous Love.

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Dancers in the dark: ballet darlings Guillaume Côté and Heather Odgen, the company’s top couple of the stage.

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A power pack trio: host of the evening, Jian Ghomeshi, prima ballerina Greta Hodgkinson and the queen bee of it all, the iconic Karen Kain.

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Sonia Rodriguez, otherwise known as Mrs. Kurt Browning, was the stunner of the night, definitely earning her status as one of The National Ballet’s prettiest prima ballerinas.

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Dangerous Love. Catherine Chang attend the Mad Hot Ballet at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The event raised over a million dollars for the National Ballet of Canada.

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James Lawless and Lucian Matis attend the Mad Hot Ballet at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The event raised over a million dollars for the National Ballet of Canada.

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Ifte Khan and Lilian Fung attend the Mad Hot Ballet at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The event raised over a million dollars for the National Ballet of Canada.

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Mad Hot Ballet at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The event raised over a million dollars for the National Ballet of Canada.

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Mad Hot Ballet at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The event raised over a million dollars for the National Ballet of Canada.

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Amira Soliman and Ruth Buccella attend the Mad Hot Ballet at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The event raised over a million dollars for the National Ballet of Canada.

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Dayna Boal and Jennifer Dawson attend the Mad Hot Ballet at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The event raised over a million dollars for the National Ballet of Canada.

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