School of American Ballet Announces 2016 Winter Ball

By Shane Jordan on Feb 09, 2016 07:43 PM EST

New York City Ballet's official training academy, The School of American Ballet (SAB), announces their annual 2016 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater for Monday, March 14, 2016, sponsored by legendary French jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels. This glamorous annual dinner dance, presented each winter for the past 12 years, is attended by 500 patrons -- including the School's board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities.

The event is led by Chairmen Joyce Giuffra, Julia Koch, Serena Lese and Young Patron Chairmen Noreen Ahmad and Amanda Brotman. Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with the black tie dinner set to commence at 8, followed by the encore dessert and dancing at 9 p.m.

One of the main highlights of the evening will be the one-time-only performance by the School of American Ballet's students choreographed by Peter Walker, who was selected for the second year running.

Walker is said to have honed his choreographic skills while still an SAB student by participating in SAB's annual Student Choreography Workshop; and in 2011, 2012 and 2014. He joined the New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in fall 2012.

Any money raised by the event will go to the enhance the SAB's exemplary ballet training program -- providing for student scholarships as well as other beyond-the-classroom programs.

Those interested in purchasing tickets or a table should contact the Special Events Office at (212) 769-6636.

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