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The School of American Ballet
2013 Winter Ball:
A Night in the Far East
David H Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
March 11, 2013

Written by Wendy R Williams
Photographed by Erin Baiano


Opposite Photo:
Tableau Created by Van Cleef & Arpels with Ron Wendt Design
(Scroll down for Party Pics)






The School of American Ballet's 2013 Winter Ball, A Night in the Far East, was held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. This year's Ball raised more than $1.1 million for scholarships and programs for The School of American Ballet.


Students of The School of American Ballet


The School of American Ballet’s 2013 Winter Ball

The Ball is a glittering jewel of the New York Social season and was fittingly sponsored (for the sixth year) by legendary jeweler Van Cleef Arpels. Ball guests were treated to cocktails, dinner and dancing. Encore guests arrived after dinner for dessert and dancing. The highlight of this year's ball (enjoyed by both Ball and Encore guests) was a performance by the advanced students of The School of American Ballet and this year, their performance was choreographed by one of The School students, rising star Silas Farley. Farley was recently recruited for the New York City Ballet by Peter Martins.



Julia Koch, Jenny Paulson, Silas Farley, Laura Zeckendorf, Nicolas Luchsinger,
Diana DiMenna and Margie Van Dercook

The event was headed by Honorary Chairs Coco Kopelman, Elizabeth R. Miller, Liz Peek, and Betsy Pitts; Event Chairs Diana DiMenna, Julia Koch, Jenny Paulson, and Laura Zeckendorf; and Young Patron Chairs Amanda Brotman, Brie Bythewood, Ann-Marie MacFarlane, and William Yang.

Notable attendees included: Corporate Chair Nicolas Luchsinger; Honorary Chairs Coco Kopelman, Elizabeth R. Miller, Liz Peek, and Betsy Pitts; Event Chairs Diana DiMenna, Julia Koch, Jenny Paulson, Laura Zeckendorf; and Young Patron Chairs Amanda Brotman, Brie Bythewood, Ann-Marie MacFarlane, and William Yang, as well as Peter Martins, Jock Soto, Darci Kistler, Ashley Bouder, Jared Angle, Rebecca Krohn, Kay Mazzo, Mikhail Baryshnikov & Lisa Rinehart, Kyle Blackmon, Fe Fendi, John Galantic, Carolina Herrera, David Koch, Arie L. Kopelman, Alexandra Lebenthal, Tom Murro, John Paulson, Kelly Rutherford, Will Zeckendorf.


Diana DiMenna, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lisa Rinehart

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Diana DiMenna and Wendy Whelan


Mikhail Baryshnikov with Students of The School of American Ballet


Peter Martins with Students of The School of American Ballet

Kelly Rutherford and Deborah Roberts Sebastian Marcovici and Janie Taylor

Coco Kopelman and Deborah Roberts
Rebecca Krohn wearing Wes Gordon
Julia Koch (wearing Carolina Herrera) and, Carolina Herrera Wendy Whelan and Mikhail Baryshnikov


Décor created by Ron Wendt Design

ABOUT SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET (from the press release from Michelle Tabnick Communications):

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.

Silas Farley is one of a select group of SAB advanced students who was recently chosen by Peter Martins to begin their professional dance careers as apprentices at New York City Ballet. Silas, who hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been dancing since the age of 7, is an avid dancemaker who has been choreographing since childhood. A student at SAB since age 14, he has further expanded his choreographic skills through his enthusiastic participation in SAB's annual Student Choreography Workshop; and in the summer of 2012 he was tapped by Peter Martins to choreograph at the Summer Session of the New York Choreographic Institute. Silas was a recipient of SAB's 2012 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and graduated from New York's Professional Children's School with the Jeffrey Lawrence Award for Excellence in all Subjects. Now 18, he was profiled last October in Vogue.

 

 

 


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