PHOTOS: Celebrating ‘Sleeping Beauty Dreams’

Last Thursday ballet fans Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick were seen celebrating Diana Vishneva and her new project, Sleeping Beauty Dreams, at the Fifth Avenue apartment of Susan Gutfreund. New Yorkers gathered at The Guggenheim Museum to meet the artists creating Sleeping Beauty Dreams; a new production combining live theater, art, and technology. Diana Vishneva (principal dancer), Tobias Gremmler (digital artist), Thijs de Vlieger (composer) Edward Clug (choreographer), Bart Hess (costume design) and Laurent Fort (light artist)….

Photos: YAGP Celebrates ‘Jewels’ With Socialites, Designers, & Dancers Galore

Fifty years after its premiere at Lincoln Center, three of the world’s most celebrated ballet companies come together for a once-in-a-lifetime presentation of George Balanchine’s masterpiece, Jewels, featuring the Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Bolshoi Ballet, each dancing one act. Youth America Grand Prix’s (YAGP) First Position Club celebrated the performance Friday night…

PHOTOS: YAGP Goes Behind-The-Scenes With NYCB Ashley Bouder

New York City Ballet’s principal dancer Ashley Bouder gave Youth America Grand Prix’s (YAGP) First Position Club members a peak of her new choreography for an upcoming collaboration with The New York Jazzharmonic, in New York City Center’s studios. Ashley walked the audience through her technique and process while NYCB corps de ballet members Ashley Hod and Devin Alberda performed. Following the performance Ashley’s patrons Joanna…

PHOTOS: Alice + Olivia X Basquiat CFDA Capsule Collection Launch Party

A special evening in celebration of the launch of the highly anticipated alice + olivia capsule collection with the late Neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The collaboration, made possible through a partnership with the Basquiat Estate, serves as the second capsule collection from Bendet that supports the CFDA Foundation Inc. In a pioneering moment for the…

PHOTOS: Casita Maria 2016 Fiesta at The Plaza Hotel

The Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education’s “Fiesta 2016” presented their Gold Medal of Honor to Marcelo Claure (President and CEO of Sprint Corporation), Joanna Fisher (noted arts philanthropist), and Hutton Wilkinson (interior designer) on Tuesday, October 18 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. As is Fiesta’s tradition the gala co-chairs were Jacqueline…

Celebratory Soiree For Upcoming Casita Maria Fiesta

Barrett Freilinghuysen, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Joanna Fisher, Mary McFadden Jacqueline Weld Drake hosted a celebration for Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education’s upcoming gala, Fiesta! 2016, at her Upper East Side residence last night. Guests toasted Fiesta’s! 2016 Gold medal honoree Joanna Fisher. Guests included Yanna Avis, Steven Aronson, Tony Bechara, ABT’s Ashley Bouder, Clodagh and Daniel Aubry,…

Amy Fine Collins Struts Cat Suit at FJK Dance Gala

Amy Fine Collins and Joanna Fisher took to the stage at the opening of FJK Dance’s 2016 Season at New York Live Arts, saying, “Shalom and Salaam! Dancers and musicians of many faiths – Christian, Muslim and Jewish – and nationalities – Iraqi, Turkish, Israeli, Cuban, Mexican, Colombian, Swiss, Italian, Spanish, and American – have come together to present a message…

FJK Dance 2016 Season Preview

Ballet lovers Amy Fine Collins, Cathy Hardwick, Michele Gerber Klein and dancer Ethan Stiefel trudged over to the DANY rehearsal studio to preview FJK Dance’s upcoming 2016 season. Founded by the Iraqi born Fadi J. Khoury, who explained the uniqueness of his company which mixes classical ballet with ballroom dancing and Middle Eastern influences. The theme of his season is to bring people from…