The Ellison Ballet is holidng its Winter Showcase 2012 on Dec. 7 and 8 with classical ballet masterworks and contemporary pieces performed by the ensemble, as well as guest dancers from other major New York City companies. 

All of the proceeds from the performances will benefit two Staten Island families that were victims of Hurricane Sandy: Colleen Cericola, whose home was totally destroyed, and Patricia Dresch, whose husband and 13-year old daughter perished in the storm.

Principal dancers from the New York City Ballet and the Juilliard Dance School will also participate and all dancers will be volunteering their time in order to maximize the benefit to Sandy victims. 

Tickets are $35 at the door and $30 in advance. For students and seniors, tickets are $30 at the door and $25 in advance.

For reservations call 212-787-1178 or visit