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Philly To Do: To See BalletX Summer Series at the Mann – Pixs From Opening Night

Christine Cox co-founded BalletX
Christine Cox co-founded BalletX with guests from Julliard
I did a fun reel of the evening, catch the two future ballerinas dancing in the aisle at the Mann. Tickets are still available for today’s show, and catch a future show. BalletX
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The Pennsylvania Ballet hosts The 53rd Season Black Tie Gala This Year’s Theme Princesses & Pirates Gala

The Princesses & Pirates Gala black-tie event celebrated the start of Pennsylvania Ballet’s 53rd Season at the elegant Union League of Philadelphia.

 Princesses & Pirates Gala black-tie event will celebrate the start of Pennsylvania Ballet's 53rd Season at the elegant Union League of Philadelphia, and it's the only opportunity of the year to hit the dance floor with members of the Company!

The gala theme is inspired by two of the full-length ballets scheduled for the upcoming season- the most enduring fairytale of all-time, Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, and Artistic Director Angel Corella’s take on the highly popular, pirate-themed Le Corsaire

10-11-2016-12-23-37-am First up starting on Thursday is Cinderella by Ben Stevenson, music by Sergei Prokofiev October 13, 2016 to October 23, 2016 Academy of Music

 

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Angel Corella (l) with Gala vice-chairs Brad Richards and David Schellenberg

 

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Josh, Nicholas, Max, Ryan & Nikki Memmelaar

 

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Ian Bailey and Karen Cutler

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Charles Askegard, ballet master at Pennsylvania Ballet., Young Friends Chair Alexandra Noll, David Gray, Executive Director at Pennsylvania Ballet and his wife Kyra Nichols

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Keith Straw, Louise & Allen Reed

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Kristin & David Touchstone, the always stylish Rick & Flo Celender

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The Lincoln Room was decorated beautifully

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Stop by October 13th-23rd as the Pennsylvania Ballet kicks off the Season with Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella!

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The black-tie evening was an elegant affair with a cocktail party, a lively auction where bottles of spirits were won, and after dinner guests danced to the sounds of the Renaissance Orchestra

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Sean Edwards and Eric Allen look on as Kelly Edwards bids on an auction item

Sean Edwards and Eric Allen Smith look on as Kelly Edwards was bidding on an exclusive vacation weekend.

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Thanks to Andre Flewellen for shooting the Ballet Gala for Philly Chit Chat. I was shooting the Oktoberfest. More photos will appear in Philly Style Magazine and Liberty City Press next week.