Despite the looming threat of rain, guests gamely showed up last Thursday night to celebrate the American Ballet Theater’s annual Junior Turnout at the Bowery Hotel.
The dress code was “festive firebird attire,” (a reference to the ballet “Firebird,” which the company performed in May), and many guests interpreted that to mean wearing fierce reds, with a few feathers thrown in for good measure.
Guests drank signature cocktails, listened to the band “City of the Sun” and browsed the items at the silent auction, which supported the 2017 Dancer Sponsorship Fund. A few braved the fall weather on the terrace to smoke cigars provided by the SoHo Cigar Bar. VIPS took home gift bags with over $300 worth of items in them, including $50 Intermix gift cards, a Skin Laundry facial, signed posters of Gillian Murphy, $50 to use at each of the Hudson BLVD Group brands (Spruce & Bond, DreamDry and Pucker) and a $50 e-gift certificate to Tieks by Gavrieli.
Notable dancers from ABT who attended the event included Isabella Boylston, Gillian Murphy, Stella Abrera, Lauren Post, Gemma Bond, Gabe Stone Shayer, Christine Schevchenko, Cassie Trenary, April Giangeruso and Scout Forsyth.