Washington Ballet: ‘Illuminate and Ignite’

The theme of this year’s gala at the Anthem May 10 was illustrated with sparking “big rock” plastic rings and glow sticks. Jean-Marie Fernandez, Carrie Marriott, and Amy Baier co-chaired. Marion and Robert Rosenthal received the Lois H. England Philanthropy Award. In presenting the Mary Day Award to Virginia Johnson, a former TWB student who went on to found the Dance Theatre of Harlem, TWB Artistic Director Julie Kent said, “I know that Mary Day is looking down with great joy in her heart.” Guests enjoyed a performance of “Shadowlands,” before joining in the dancing with DJ Alkimist.

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Virginia Johnson receives the Mary Day Award from Julie Kent, Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet, at the Washington Ballet Gala. Photo by Neshan H. Naltchayan.

Annie Totah with former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and his wife Lisa Rosenstein. Photo by Neshan H. Naltchayan.


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