Written by Walter Grio. Invitation photo by Gene Schiavone. More event photos below.
It was an incredible honor and privilege to host the dancers from American Ballet Theatre and welcome them to Washington, DC prior to their performances at the Kennedy Center. To be in the same room with such world-class talent and beautiful personalities was definitely an experience that will stay with me for a long time.
Peacock Cafe, Fashiontographer, and TTR Sotheby’s Jennifer Harlow hosted a Cocktail Reception in honor of the American Ballet Theatre on Monday, April 8, 2013, 8pm to 9:30pm, at Peacock Cafe in Georgetown.
The exclusive one night event warmly welcomed American Ballet Theatre to Washington D.C. ahead of their much anticipated performance at the Kennedy Center. Guests had the exceptional opportunity to meet American Ballet Theatre dancers and staff members.
In early 2012, Fashiontographer’s Editor-in-Chief, Walter Grio, created the “Shoot for Change Scholarship” at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. Kyle Ridaught, Director of Development at ABT says: “We are so grateful for Walter Grio and his leadership as the creator of the Shoot for Change Scholarship for a selected student to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. We are honored by his enthusiasm for the Company and the excitement of others he draws close to ABT. We greatly look forward to this special evening at Peacock Cafe.”
Guests were treated to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by Chef Maziar Farivar, who has been featured at the prestigious James Beard Foundation Dinner in New York in 2010 and 2012. Just recently, Chef Maziar was selected as part of a group of 60 chefs across the country to the U.S. State Department’s, “Diplomatic Culinary Partnership Initiative,” an initiative designed to elevate the role of culinary engagement in America’s formal and public diplomacy efforts.
* Event photos by Walter Grio.
* Photo with Brannan Berman, Manager of Special Gifts and Endowment at American Ballet Theatre, by Rania Naim courtesy of K Street Magazine.
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
American Ballet Theatre is recognized as one of the great dance companies in the world. Recognized as a living national treasure since its founding in 1940, ABT annually tours the United States, performing for more than 600,000 people, and is the only major cultural institution to do so.
Established in 1991, Peacock Cafe is an everyday tradition in the Georgetown lifestyle. A neighborhood gem for a who’s who of Georgetown regulars but also a destination for food lovers looking for casual yet elegant dining.
Jennifer Harlow is a successful associate at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. She is also passionately involved with several nonprofit and cultural organizations and is recognized as a rising philanthropist within Washington, DC.
Fashiontographer is a premier online magazine and source of fashion runway photographs and news that captures the latest collections from top designers around the world.