The Circus Arts Conservatory Gala opened big with co-chairs Donna Koffman and Elisabeth Waters performing an aerial piece with Chaz Glunk, before offering more circus pieces and stars—a contortionist trio, Sarasota's very own Bello Nock and an aerial finale featuring Sareen Tchekmedyian and Darren Trull among them. Sailor Circus students zoomed around the crowd, which enjoyed a cocktail hour and dinner from Michael's On East as well.