ABT Honorary Chairwoman & First Lady, Michelle Obama, was wooed by the American Ballet Theatre's 2009 Opening Night Gala, and was in attendance last night to take in a sampler of season highlights performed by ABT principals and a guest appearance by Herbie Hancock.
The 69th Annual Gala was held at the Metropolitan Opera House, where the ballet company performs their 8-week season.
Guests in attendance were a mixed bag of celebrities and included Rene Zellweger, Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, Ivanka Trump, Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos, Anna Wintour, Calvin Klein, Matthew Modine and wife Cari, Coco Rocha, Lynda Carter, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Randy Jones, Suzanne Vega and Veronica Webb.
Michelle and Caroline Kennedy open the
arm wrestling ballet season.