Reception for Beverly D’Anne

4 Jan

by Whitney Janis

One aspect of being an ABT intern is helping to organize and set up events at the ABT studios. On October 3, 2011, American Ballet Theatre hosted a reception (with New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Joyce Theater and Dance/NYC) for Beverly D’Anne to celebrate her work as now-former Senior Program Officer for Dance at New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Dance luminaries such as Elisa Monte and Sylvia Waters were in attendance, while ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and AAADT Artistic Director Robert Battle spoke warmly about Ms. D’Anne and her incredible contributions to the New York dance community over the years.

The reception was held in one of ABT’s rehearsal studios. Set-up required high tables, chairs and a last-minute run to Party City for flameless candles. It was a wonderful way to honor Ms. D’Anne and everything she has done for the greater New York dance world. We all wish her incredible success in her future endeavors!

Photo by Samantha Siegel

You can check out an album of photos from the event here.

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