The New York City Ballet hosted its annual luncheon.
THE PARTY Ballet enthusiasts gathered at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center to celebrate the roles of the loving families behind the 90-plus artists within the New York City Ballet and to announce the recipient of the Janice Levin Dancer Award. THE SCENE Hosted by NYCB board member Donya Bommer, the luncheon featured never-before-seen demonstrations and videos, as well as a heartwarming panel discussion during which sibling pairs within the company and four new mothers gave personal insight into their lives as NYCB dancers. Guests, including Olivia Palermo and Drew Barrymore, enjoyed an elegant meal provided by Neuman’s Kitchen on the promenade of the David H. Koch Theater. THE HIGHLIGHTS The event was sponsored by Maria Giulia Maramotti of Max Mara and Temple St. Clair of Temple St. Clair Fine Jewellery, and the recipient of this year’s Janice Levin Dancer Award was Claire Kretzschmar, a young artist of the corps de ballet. -Jennifer Cohen
Photos by Paul Kolnik and Julie Skarratt