Winner of Halloween Costume Contest Will Receive 24-Karat Gold Leaf-Wrapped Bottle of Champagne Worth $20,000

(AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 29, 2014)  My Yacht Group, an international global luxury events producer, returns to Ballet Austin for the third time to host its two-night Monaco-style nightclub, My Yacht Club (MYC), during the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix weekend. Known for its luxury hospitality events on world-class yachts in locations such as Monaco, Cannes, Miami, Monterey and London, MYC brings its entertainment flair to Austin by transforming the main studio of Ballet Austin into a dazzling international style club on Friday and Saturday, October 31 and November 1. This year, Ballet Austin will receive benefits in support of its Night of Community Program, which works with more than 100 regional nonprofit organizations to distribute 10,000 free Ballet Austin tickets to individuals facing significant personal and financial challenges.

For two nights, Ballet Austin, located at 501 W. 3rd Street in downtown Austin, becomes the city’s ultimate off-track evening destination, featuring reserved tables with bottle service, the Golden Girls, international DJ, Alex Karlsson, a glittering shot-pouring aerialist and more. On Halloween, the club will transform into an enchanted forest; guests are encouraged to compete in a costume contest in which the winner walks away with a limited edition, 24k gold leaf-wrapped Methusalem (6 liter) of champagne valued at $20,000. Saturday night, the club revs up the glam factor with the Models’ Party. MYC operates from 10pm until 4am.

Reserved tables are available at five price levels ranging from $5,450 for the V8 table to $75,000 for the most exclusive club experience, the Methusalem V16 Ultimate Table. This red carpet package includes four gold-wrapped commemorative Methusalems, 10 Golden Girls, dedicated waitresses, two security guards and up to 20 guests on a private stage overlooking the dance floor. There are also individual VIP tickets for $325. Ten-percent discount on all rates through October 1st.

Last year’s notable attendees included actors Matt LeBlanc (Friends, Episodes); Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen, The Fast and the Furious); and Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained); New Zealand actor Manu Bennett (Arrow, The Hobbit, Spartacus); Sauber F1 driver Nico Hülkenberg; John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell Systems and Patrón Spirits; Oscar-winning sound designer Per Hallberg (Braveheart, Gladiator, Bourne Identity); and boxing legend Jake LaMotta.

“We’re thrilled to have My Yacht Club return to Ballet Austin as part of the annual Formula 1 United States Grand Prix celebration,” Ballet Austin Executive Director Cookie Ruiz said. “Nicholas Frankl and his team are experts at creating world-class experiences for guests, in keeping with the luxurious spectacle that is Grand Prix weekend in Austin. As the returning hosts for this premium party, we are pleased to once again showcase our wonderful downtown facility to hundreds of race fans and visitors. We genuinely appreciate My Yacht Club’s continued support of Ballet Austin and our important community programming.”

My Yacht Group CEO and three-time Olympian Nicholas Frankl has been involved with the F1 industry for more than 20 years. His company brought the first Monaco-styled glamour event to Austin in 2012 when the partnership with Ballet Austin was formed. For more information about table bookings, individual passes and other enquires, contact Info@MyYachtClub.com, or visit http://www.myyachtclub.com. Track packages are also available.

About My Yacht Group:

My Yacht Group (MYG) produces turnkey luxury hospitality and branding opportunities around the world in locations such as Monaco, Cannes, Miami, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and London. The company is known for exclusive events on board private super yachts, at annual international sporting, social and artistic gatherings, and at select ‘pop-up’ locations. Founded by Nicholas Frankl in 2005, MYG is the result of more than 20 years spent working in and around a broad spectrum of businesses including Formula 1™, the automotive industry, arts and entertainment, the Olympics, international art fairs, and yacht shows. MYG supports charitable organizations annually including Disabled American Veterans, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Ballet Austin. The company has offices in London and Los Angeles. For more information, visit myyachtgroup.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About Ballet Austin:

As distinctive and dynamic as the city it calls home, Ballet Austin welcomes audiences near and far to participate in its “classically innovative” vision for the democratization of dance. With a rich history spanning five decades, acclaimed productions, a commitment to creating access to programs and one of the nation’s largest classical ballet academies, the organization is poised for an even greater future. From their home at the Butler Dance Education Center in downtown Austin, Ballet Austin and Artistic Director Stephen Mills actively engage the community, dancers, and audiences alike. The New York Times proclaims Ballet Austin “a company with big ambitions” originating work that is “absorbing.” For additional information on Ballet Austin and to purchase performance tickets, dance and fitness classes, visit www.balletaustin.org.