On The Avenue

American Ballet Theater’s 2017 Season Gala.

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Angela Pham
Friday, October 20, 2017
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On Wednesday October 18th actress and co-chair Maggie Gyllenhaal, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Sofia Coppola, Ray Donovan’s Liev Schreiber and fashion designers Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Paul Andrew and Fernando Garcia joined Misty Copeland and the American Ballet Theater to celebrate its 2017 Fall Season, running through October 29th, at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center.


The night featured the World premiers of Songs of Bukovina by Alexei Ratmansky, The Gift by choreographer Jessica Lang and Christopher Wheeldon’s Thirteen Diversions featuring Misty Copeland.


After the performances guests were served a multi-course dinner and danced the rest of the evening away to music by DJ Jason Fioto.


Additional attendees included actress Cicely Tyson, artist Marina Abramovie, Amy Fine Collins, Deeda Bair, Ariana Rockefeller, Vanessa Friedman, Diggy Simmons, Alexandre de Betak and Sofia Sanchez de Betak, and models Liya Kebede and Constance Jablonski. As well as ABT chairs Star Jones, Karen Phillips, Sutton Stracke, co-chairs Lisa and David Klein, Sarah Arison, Amy Astley, Hamish Bowles, Anh Duong, Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Feinstein, Allison Sarofim, Aerin Lauder Zonterhofer and Victoria Cruz.



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