PHOTOS: American Ballet Theatre 2019 Spring Gala

In New York, Autumn is brought in with trendy designers and sleek models walking New York Fashion Week runways. But when the weather gets warmer and it’s finally time for Spring, it’s dancers and their galas that ring in the changing season and beautiful weather. First was Youth America Grand Prix’s 50th Anniversary Gala in…

New Charles James Book Celebrated At The Halston House

A new definitive Charles James biography by Michèle Gerber Klein was celebrated on May 10th at The Halston House. Fashionistas and socialites alike gathered to purchase the first signed copies of Charles James: Portrait of Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art. Roy Halston Frowick’s (Halston) former townhouse was designed by the great mid-century architect Paul Rudolf. The relationship between Charles…

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…

The Ashley Bouder Project, Women In Dance Taking The Lead!

George Balanchine proclaimed, “Ballet is Woman,” but it’s been long ruled by men.  Ashley Bouder, the brilliant NYC Ballet principal dancer seeks to change this with The Ashley Bouder Project, where women create all the choreography.  Opening at Symphony Space on March 17th the centerpiece was a rare two-woman pas de deux with NYCB Prima…

UN Women For Peace Association Announce NYC March and Luncheon To End Violence

Mika Brzezinski, Deborra-Lee Furness, Ronald Lauder along with the UN Women for Peace Association (UNWFPA) Luncheon Chair Sana H. Sabbagh and 200 guests attended a private reception at the Neue Galerie in support of the non-profit’s upcoming annual Awards Luncheon and 5th Annual March. Honorees Deborra-Lee Furness, Loreen Arbus, and Dayle Haddon all received a standing ovation from the…

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: Breaking The Rules Gala & Performance

At the New York City premiere of Rules Of The Game, Pharrell Williams presented his first symphonic score! The show was a collaboration between Pharrell, top choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and renowned visual artist Daniel Arsham.  The performance ended with Pharrell, Jonah, Daniel, David Campbell, and costume designer Chris Stamp on stage with the dancers for a standing ovation. After 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,…