Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala

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The 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala on April 29th featured a special preview of the exciting commissions premiering during the New Choreography and Music Festival.

Honorary Chairmen Santiago and Robertina Calatrava and Event Chairmen Claudia Cisneros and Katie von Strasser managed the evening, which included the New Millepied Ballet (WORLD PREMIERE) and New Ratmansky Ballet (WORLD PREMIERE).

The New York City Ballet, one of the foremost dance companies in the world, is unique in US artistic history. Solely responsible for training its own artists and creating its own works, the New York City Ballet was the first ballet institution in the world with two permanent homes, the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. Explore what New York City Ballet has to offer — its rich company history, repertoire of ballets, and world-class dancers.

George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein formed New York City Ballet with the goal of producing and performing a new ballet repertory that would reimagine the principles of classical dance. Under the leadership of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, the Company remains dedicated to their vision as it pursues two primary objectives:

  1. to preserve the ballets, dance aesthetic, and standards of excellence created and established by its founders; and
  2. to develop new work that draws on the creative talents of contemporary choreographers and composers, and speaks to the time in which it is made.

This mission is accompanied by a commitment to expand the Company's audience and make ballet accessible to the widest possible public through touring, education programs, the creative use of media, and other outreach efforts.

For more information, visit www.nycballet.com.

Photo Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Arie Kopelman and Coco Kopelman

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Gala Chairman Katie Von Strasser

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Fashion designer Carolina Herrera

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins and Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins and Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins and Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins and Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins and Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Gillian Miniter

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Gillian Miniter

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Gilles Mendel

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Fashion designer Carolina Herrera

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Fashion designer Carolina Herrera

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Fashion designer Carolina Herrera

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Gilles Mendel

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Actress Natalie Portman

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Natalie Portman

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Natalie Portman

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Natalie Portman

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Natalie Portman

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo Flash: 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala
Sarah Jessica Parker

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