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School of American Ballet
Winter Ball
March 5, 2007
New York State Theater
Lincoln Center

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Katherin Wermke

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The School of American Ballet held its annual Winter Ball on March 5, 2007 at New
York's gorgeous Lincoln Center and New York photographer Katherin Wermke was
on hand to record the festivities. It was definitely a night for glitter and glitz,
starting with the presence of the Chairmen (Somers Farkas, Joanne de Guardiola,
Coco Koppelman, Liz Peek and Cindy Sites), the Artistic Chairmen (Kyra Nichols,
Jock Soto and Ethan Stiefel) and the Young Patron Chairmen ( Chelsea Clinton,
Jill Kargman and Alexis Tobin). (See our coverage of the Young Patron Chairmen's
Pre-Ball Party at Tuleh

Here is a quote from their press release: " When George Balanchine and Lincoln
Kirstein began the New York City Ballet they first founded The School of American
Ballet (SAB); they knew that for great dancing to flourish in the Untied States
there needed to be serious training. Now it has become the nation’s preeminent
school, its graduates starring around the world. Over 90% of the New York City
Ballet dancers are SAB trained. Alumni include Suzanne Farrell, Edward Villella,
Ethan Stiefel and too many more to name. One of the charms of the annual
SAB gala is the chance to see a brief school performance that will undoubtedly
feature some of the great dancers of tomorrow."

The evening started with a cocktail party and then the students of the School
of American Ballet performed a "Piece D'Occasion" choreographed by Melissa
Barak. After the students finished their performance, they poured onto the
dance floor to dance with the chairmen and patrons of the ballet. It was


Chelsea Clinton Chelsea Clinton

Peter Martins Dancing with the Students

Chelsea Clinton Dancing with Marc Mezvinsky

Donald and Barbara Tober and Michele Herbert

Joanne de Guardiola Dancing with the Students

Michele Herbert

Peter Martins
School of American Ballet Students Dance at the Party

School of American Ballet Students Dance at the Party

The Cocktail Hour

The Dinner




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