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Pamela Joyner and Reginald Van Lee Host a Party in Honor of the Upcoming School of American Ballet Gala
November 23, 2008

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Eka Halim

Opposite Photo:
Pamela Joyner and Deepa Pakianathan

Pamela Joyner and Reginald Van Lee hosted a pre-Thanksgiving party in honor of the Winter Ball of the School of American Ballet which will take place on Monday, March 9, 2009 at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center. Ms. Joyner is co-chairing the Gala along with her fellow chairs, Effie & Robert Fribourg.

The party was held at Reggie Van Lee's stunning penthouse apartment which features an expansive terrace with amazing view of the East River and the United Nations. The evening featured a mini fashion show by New York Cool favorite, designer Zang Toi. Zang Toi is underwriting the Encore performance at the 2009 Gala.

Here is a quote from the Winter Ball press release from Lisa Lori Communications:

"The Winter Ball is The School of American Ballet’s highest profile annual benefit and this year will serve as the School’s celebration of their 75th Anniversary. This glamorous black-tie dinner dance at Lincoln Center’s New York State Theater is attended by over 400 patrons, including the School’s board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities. The event features a one-time-only performance by the advanced students of the School choreographed specifically for this event by a noted artist. Proceeds from the Winter Ball are used to award scholarships, maintain world-class studios and residence halls, and offer vital student programs beyond the classroom.

The Encore is the Winter Ball’s after-party. After dinner, 200 of the city’s philanthropic chic young professionals join the Winter Ball for dancing and dessert. Dinner tickets include admission to The Encore and after-party only tickets are also available.

Past Winter Ball chairmen have included Joanne de Guardiola and Somers White Farkas and in past years Allison Aston, Chelsea Clinton, Jill Kargman and Alexis Tobin have served as Young Patron chairmen

Founding Chairmen: Coco Kopelman and Liz Peek
Chairmen: Effie & Robert Fribourg and Pamela J. Joyner
Young Patron Chairmen: Chelsea Clinton and Kate Davidson Hudson
Winter Ball Sponsor: Van Cleef & Arpels
The Encore Sponsor: Zang Toi

Tables of ten are available at $75,000; $50,000; $25,000; $15,000 and $10,000 - Individual tickets are $2,500; $1,500; $1,000.
Young Patron’s Tickets at $300 - The Encore tickets are $125 and $75
For further information, contact the Special Events offices at (212) 769-6610."

Guests for the November 23, 2008 party included:Afsaneh Akhtari; Brian Haynes-Copeland; Ronald Crosetti; Joel Goodrich; Maya Harris; Lori Levine; Rosalina Lydster; Princess Gloria Von Thurn und Taxis; Margie Vandercook; Tim Wu; and American Ballet Theater principal dancers, Maxim Beloserkovsky and Irina Dvorovenko.

Click here for New York Cool's coverage of the 2007 Winter Ball.

Reginald Van Lee, Pamela Joyner and Zang Toi

Maxim Beloserkovsky and Irina Dvorovenko with Designer Zang Toi (C)

Princess Gloria Von Thurn und Taxis, Andre Leon Talley and Alexis Thomas

Model Wearing Zang Toi Design

Designer Zang Toi and Pamela Joyner


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