Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The School of American Ballet's 2016 Winter Ball

A elegant evening of dinner, ballet performance and dancing at Lincoln Center
I attended The School of American Ballet's exquisite 2016 Winter Ball. The event took place at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 14, 2016 and raised nearly $1.2 million. Legendary French jeweler, Van Cleef & Arpels of 5th Avenue sponsored the glamorous, black-tie dinner dance for the ninth consecutive year. The evening began with cocktails at 7pm and dinner at 8pm, followed by a student performance choreographed specially for the occasion, and The Encore dessert and dancing. The proceeds from the event enhance every aspect of the School's extraordinary ballet training program, including helping to provide $2 million annually in student scholarships, as well as supporting faculty, maintaining world-class studios and offering vital student programs beyond the classroom.

Rain did not daunt the Winter Ball attendees.

"SAB is grateful to our sponsor Van Cleef & Arpels, our wonderful event chairs and all the generous attendees for a successful evening, which raised over $1.1 million for the School's scholarship and student life programs," said Margie Van Dercook, executive director of the School of American Ballet. 

This glamorous annual dinner dance was attended by 500 patrons, including the School's board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities.
Here are some of my photos from the evening which included an originally choreographed dance performance by the SAB students. I was told that last year the school gave away over 3 million in scholarships to deserving dance students. Sharing a dorm building with the Julliard School, the have four floors on site available for The School of American Ballet students.

Emerald necklace and jewels by Van Cleef and Arpels

Diamond necklace,bracelet, pin and new styled jeweled watch.

Cocktails with Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique Director, Magali Jallot who was Corporate Chairman for this event.

Fe Fendi   PHOTO by Erin Baiano

Lovely couple arriving for dinner.

Roasted Halibut, Spinach filled Artichoke & puree of Carrot and Potato with Beet Frites

Overview of the Winter Ball dance floor

Arriving at the Winter Ball

My Winter Ball Outfit:
Dress: Martine Sitbon
Shoes: Calvin Klein
Crystal Cocktail Watch: Isaac Mizrahi

Silver leather shoes by Calvin Klein

Evening Makeup:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer
Mineral Air Foundation
NARS Orgasm Illuminator
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Desireable
LORAC Unzipped Eye Shadow Palette

Note: I will be doing a "Get Ready With Me" Spring Ball Makeup Tutorial this season to show you how to put it all together.

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