Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:00PM
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The Washington Ballet Gala
Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:00PM

…Et On Danse […And So We Dance]

Gala Co-Chairs:
David DeSantis, Jean-Marie Fernandez, and Hanane Lemlih

Join Artistic Director Julie Kent and The Washington Ballet’s Board of Directors for one of DC’s most anticipated events. The Washington Ballet’s 2022 Gala is an evening inspired by Saint-Tropez, including cocktails and dinner on the District Pier, performances at The Anthem by The Washington Ballet, and drinks and desserts as you dance the night away.

Attire: Black Tie (Looking for inspiration? Think Cannes Film Festival!)

Imagine yourself in The French Riviera, looking at the calm waters of the Mediterranean Sea and sitting in a beautiful setting, with lush white flowers and greenery surrounding you. You have a fabulous local rosé in hand while catching up with guests on the pier. You then move to an extraordinary culinary experience with wine pairings local to Saint-Tropez. No detail will be spared as our goal is to transport you for the night to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world both with your eyes and palate. After dinner and authentic desert, we will move to the Anthem to see a special Washington Ballet performance and take you dancing in one of the most famous Saint-Tropez clubs. We will gently bring you back from your fabulous night and send you home with some French goodies that will help you remember the night. Join us on the French Riviera Pier!

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A Special Thanks to Our Dedicated Supporters!

Le Mas

Jean-Marie and Raul Fernandez
John and Dianne Keppler

Le Ballet Des Lices

Luanne Adams and Murrell Smith
Lisa Barry and James Gale
Jamie Boucher
Jane R. Cafritz
David DeSantis and Todd Malan
The Embassy of the State of Qatar to the United States
Hanane Lemlih and Karim Rahmoune
Eve Lilley
Blake Neely
Marion Rosenthal
Chris and Lisa Smith
Total Wine & More


Hossein and Guitty Ejtemai
Leana and Marc Katz
Janice Kim and Anthony Otten
Mary Mochary
RAST Foundation – Robert, Anna, and Sofia Trone

Le Voilier

Abeer and Yousef Al Otaiba
Bret and Amy Baier
Teresa Bargerand
Travis Brown
Rose Marie Bogley
CityCenter DC | Hines
Brian and Lucy Conboy
Charlotte and Shane Crowley
Karen and Chris Donatelli
Ali and Erin Fardshisheh
Juleanna Glover
Jinny and Mike Goldstein
Mary and Robert Haft
Sara and Chris Lange
Elise and Marc Lefkowitz
Carrie and David Marriott
Jacqueline B. Mars
Joan McCarthy and Tom Watson
Dr. Michael Olding
Barbara Rothkopf
Martha and John Schwieters

Le Quai

The Honorable Ann Brown
Staci and Tony Capuano
The Honorable John Delaney and April McClain-Delaney
Garcia Family Spotlight Foundation
Glenda and Stephen Harvey
Betsy and Mike Keeley
Kay Kendall and Jack Davies
Beth and Charles Kohlhoss
Dr. Anita Kulkarni, DC Plastic Surgery Boutique
Eric and Susanne Larsen
John C. Lepore and Christina Gungoll
Randi and Jason Rosenberg
Yolanda Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Slimp II
Afsaneh Tabrizian
Andrew and Jennifer Tulumello

La Vague

Timothy and Shikego Bork
Ashley and Matthew Bronczek
Greg Albright and Wes Combs
David and Sandy Berler
Lilia and Matt Cohen
Rebecca Coleman, Fully Styled by Bex
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Direnfeld
Emilia Ferrara
Rachel and Joseph Firschein
Gary and Kathryn Horlick
Heather Hughes
Drs. Kathy and Richard Katz
Samaar and William Langhorne
Jeff and Susan LeClair
Elvi Moore
M&T Bank
Marsha and Rafik Muawwad
RBC Wealth Management
Lola Reinsch
Judy and John Ritz
Juan Pablo Risso and Angela Hunter
Deborah Sigmund
James A. Smailes
Dr. Linda Klieger Stillman and Dr. Robert Stillman
Susan Gage Catering
Patricia Wu and Marc Bacigalupo

Header photo © Tony Powell

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