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Washington Ballet’s Cinderella Ball

Washington Ballet
President Kay Kendall

Jaci Reid

Kim and Kathy Cooke, Mark and Susan Springer, Mary and Leo Fox

Jean-Blaise Kikudi
and Christina Hummer

Dawn Saul
Fairy Tale Fete

Four hundred guests were treated to a pas dedeux from Septime Webre's "Cinderella" (thefirst time anyone had seen any part of it prior toits premiere on May 28) at the ballet's biggestannual black-tie fundraiser on May 7. The newlyrenovated Andrew W. Mellon Auditoriumevoked the grandeur of Prince Charming'sPalace with its pillars, gilded ceiling, andchandeliers, and female guests were invited totry on glass slippers. Tables were draped ingold, lilac and salmon silk and taffeta, withcenterpieces of peonies, roses, hydrangeas, lilies,tulips and tiny silver pumpkins. The fairy taleending befitting a Cinderella's Ball? $200,000was raised.

Sarah Nathanson

Rakela Ruperez and Ball
Chair Connie Carter Lawson

Alfred Liggins and Morris Reid

Sen. Bill Frist and his wife Karyn

Patricia Skantze

John Venners,
Angela McGlowan and Carol Randolph

Washington Ballet dancers
Runguao Du and Michele Jimenez

              Photos by Zaid Hamid


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