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School of American Ballet Annual Winter
Ball 2016, Raises 1.2 Million for School Scholarships !
NEW YORK(SMI-WIRE,03.14.16)The School of American Ballet held it's 12th annual special Winter Ball 2016 in style,raising close to 1.2 Millions for the schools scholarship and sponsored by legendary French Jewelry Maison Van Clef & Arpels, at the Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, NYC.This enchanting celebrated event with seated dinner & special dance performance by students of the School of American ballet, was choreographed by Peter Walker for the 2nd consecutive year.A philanthropy cause attended by NYC Society,Board Members & corporate patrons
supporting the perfoming arts "Ballet".
The proceeds from this annual event provides to enhance the School's ballet training program & helps with facilitating $2 million annually in student scholarships, as well as supporting faculty, maintaining world-class studios and offering vital student programs beyond the classroom.
The event was hosted by Chairmen Joyce C. Giuffra, Julia F. Koch, and Serena Lese; and Young Patron Chairmen Noreen K. Ahmad and Amanda Brotman Schetritt.
Notable attendees included: Joyce C. Giuffra (Chairman), Julia Koch (Chairman), Serena Lese (Chairman), Noreen K. Ahmad (Young Patron Chairman), Amanda Brotman Schetritt (Young Patron Chairman), Peter Martins (Artistic Director/Chairman of Faculty), Kay Mazzo Bellas (Co-chairman of Faculty), Darci Kistler (SAB Faculty, former NYCB Principal Dancer), Dena Abergel (SAB Faculty), Katrina Killian (SAB Faculty), Allen Peiffer (SAB Faculty), Suzy Pilarre (SAB Faculty), Lisa de Ribere (SAB Faculty), Suki Schorer (SAB Faculty), Sheryl Ware (SAB Faculty), Ashley Bouder (NYCB Principal Dancer), Gonzalo Garcia (NYCB Principal Dancer), Joaquin De Luz (NYCB Principal Dancer), Ask la Cour (NYCB Principal Dancer), Lauren Lovette (NYCB Principal Dancer), Daniel Ulbricht (NYCB Principal Dancer), Wendy W. Chong, Stephanie A. Linka, Kellie Johnson Abreu, Lucy Anda, Elisabeth M. Armstrong, Michele and Timothy Barakett, Albert Bellas, Michael Bennie, Scott and Donya Bommer, Norman B. Champ III, Patricia Chernicky, Maggie Chong, Kristin and John Clark, Linda S. Daines, James G. Dinan, Patricia Dugan, Benan and Thomas Ellis, Micaela Erlanger, Lisa Maria and Philip Falcone, Alexander J. Farkas, Edith Fassberg, Fe and Alessandro Fendi, Stephanie and Andrew Finch, Effie and Bob Fribourg, Jane H. Furse, Kylie Gattinella, Bob Giuffra, Jenny Slayton-Green, Katherine Eckert Grunder, Robert Grunder, Duane Hampton, Alex van Hoek, Judith M. Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kleinschmidt, Fred Koch, Caroline Lagerfelt, Margo Langenberg, Bill Lese, Nancy and Duncan MacMillan, Marie Nugent-Head Marlas, James C. Marlas, Elizabeth R. Miller, Elizabeth and Richard Miller, Virginia A. Millhiser, Arthur Mitchell, Peri and Neda Navab, Ellen and George Needham, Amy D. Newman, Darcy and Andy Nussbaum, Andy Oshrin, Elizabeth T. Peek, William Perlmuth, Honorable Susan Phillips Read, Jill and Dillon Remler, Antoine Schetritt, Sally Ann Shreeves, Max R. Shulman (Bud), Michelle Smith, Barbara Apple Sullivan, Alyssa and Marco Tablada, Linda and Edward Villella, Barbara Vogelstein, Monica Voldstad, Tanya Warren, Chip Zien.
ABOUT SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET
The School of American Ballet, the official training academy of the New York City Ballet, was established in 1934 by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and philanthropist Lincoln Kirstein as the first and most essential step in their quest to create an American classical ballet company.
SAB, located at New York City's Lincoln Center, is the premier ballet academy in the United States, training more students who go on to become professional dancers than any other school. SAB's former students fill the ranks of the New York City Ballet and other leading U.S. and international ballet companies.