The School of American Ballet Introduces: A Fall Affair

Miss Berg: “Where’s the sweat, Lisa?”
Lisa Monroe: “I’m working on it!”

-Fame (1980)

Movie classic, Fame, illuminates the unparalleled dedication, hard work and talent young NYC dancers possess in order to “make it” in the city. And, alas, Fame has come to life as The School of American Ballet produces A Fall Affair—the annual benefit event for philanthropic young professionals (21-30).

The School of American Ballet's Winter Ball

Earlier this week, The School of American Ballet held their 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. The annual dinner dance was attended by more than 400 patrons, including the School's board members and alumni, as well as leaders from New York corporate and social communities. Van Cleef & Arpels and Ron Wendt Design put on quite the display, evoking the colors and ornaments of the Baron Alexis de Rede's 1969 Le Bal Oriental held at the Hotel Lambert in Paris. Van Cleef & Arpels was the lead corporate sponsor of the gala for the sixth year in a row. The ball began with cocktails and dinner, followed by a performance and then The Encore dessert and dancing.

Inside The School of American Ballet's Winter Ball

Every year, The School of American Ballet throws their biggest bash -The Winter Ball! The black tie gala was held Monday night at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, welcoming over 400 guests for dinner, dancing, dessert, and a live performance by students from SAB. Founded by Coco Kopelman and Young Patron co-chaired by Chelsea Clinton, Amanda Brotman, Brie Bythwood, and Anne-Marie McFarland, the annual gala raised nearly $1 million to benefit scholarships, dance studios, residences, and additional programs for students at The School of American Ballet.

TONIGHT: The School of American Ballet Hosts Winter Ball

The School of American Ballet will host its biggest event of the year tonight: The Annual Winter Ball. This year the event will be a Russian-themed winter wonderland in honor of the school's Russian heritage. The benefit, sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels, will take place at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater.

The extravagant black-tie event will host over 500 guests, including leaders from across NYC's various communities, board members and alumni. The evening will feature dinner and an exclusive performance by the advanced students of the School of American Ballet. The one-time only performance was specially choreographed by SAB and NYCB's Melinda Roy. All proceeds benefit programs at The School of American Ballet, as well as scholarships, and maintaining the school various studios and facilities.

After the dinner and performance, stick around for The Encore, the Winter Ball’s after party. Over 200 of the city’s young professionals will be attending for dancing and dessert. Dinner tickets include admission to The Encore.