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Fangs/Fun Come Out At Washington Ballet’s Dracula Soireé

By Daniel Swartz on October 8, 2012
The Washington Ballet's Daniel Savetta performs a solo act from 'Blue Until June' at the center of the National Museum of Women In The Arts building.
The Washington Ballet's Daniel Savetta performs a solo act from 'Blue Until June' at the center of the National Museum of Women In The Arts building.
Be sure to check out all 147 of our photographs from this event HERE!
The Guest List:
Aaron Jackson, Adair Hendrickson: 1 | 2, Alex Mehrnaz Naini, Alexa Holcombe, Alexandra Botwinick, Allison Priebe Brooks, Allyn Rose, Alyssa Porambo: 1 | 2, Amanda Polk: 1 | 2, Angela Steever-Diba, Anna VanMeter, Ashley Taylor Bronczek: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4, Ava Deylami: 1 | 2, Carmen Liebeler, Caroline Diane Wilson: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4, Catherine Howard, Cheryl Romero, Courtney Cohen, Daniel Ahr, David Anderson, Faris Ghareeb, Jennifer Streaks, John Arundel, John Barnett, Katie Munroe, Kelly Collis: 1 | 2 | 3, Khaleelah PoRome, Kirsten Good, Lauren Moore: 1 | 2, Leigh Anne Arnold: 1 | 2, Lindsay Sustarsic: 1 | 2, Maggie Pitts: 1 | 2, Marybeth Coleman: 1 | 2, Matt Bronczek: 1 | 2, Matt Schwartz, Micheon Aguilar, Nick Cafritz: 1 | 2, Nikki Schwab, Nina Snow: 1 | 2 | 3, Pergrin Pervez, Sandy Missmar, Sara Lange, Septime Webre, Sona Ray Ray, Sondra Ortagus: 1 | 2, Stephanie Scheider Ahr: 1 | 2, Tania Michelle, Taryn Fielder, Tommy McFly: 1 | 2 | 3, Winston Bao Lord: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4, Wolfgang Koehling
NORTHWEST -- The fangs came out on Friday evening inside the National Museum of Women in the Arts, during The Washington Ballet’s much-looked-forward-to annual fall fete.

Rent The Runway styled Dracula Soiree event chairs Indira Mehrpour, Sara Lange, Ava Deylami, and Nasim Deylami for the occasion with dresses, bags, and even jewels.

Washington Ballet’s Aaron Jackson and Artistic Director Septime Webre.

As it is each year, the occasion’s theme drew inspiration from the dance company’s season opener, with the weekend’s Dracula Soireé even going so far as to feature a live preview performance from the upcoming production of Michael Pink’s Dracula.

Excerpt performance from 'Blue Until June'.


And the hundreds of supporters who turned out to celebrate on Friday more than did their part in donning playfully macabre outfits reminiscent of the ballet’s story of “passion, yearning, cruelty and sacrifice.”


Costume winner and 'friend'.

Rewarding guests for their creativity, Artistic Director Septime Webre hosted a friendly costume competition for the attendee who best interpreted the ‘vampire chic’ dress code, with the winner taking home complimentary tickets to the upcoming performance at the Kennedy Center and dinner for two at an area restaurant – all in addition to bragging rights, naturally!



This year’s Dracula Soireé was jointly hosted by The Washington Ballet’s Women’s Committee and Jeté Society and their level of commitment towards the event readily shined through.



In addition to a buffet supper and bottomless cocktails, ticketholders were treated to a sinfully colorful lipstick bar courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue and a prop-laden ‘Poshbooth’ photo booth to commemorate the night.



The Tommy Show’s Tommy McFLY and Kelly Collis also hosted a competitive live auction, which by itself raised thousands of dollars for the nonprofit, thanks in no small part to the terrific prizes up-for-bid, including a pair of front row seats to one of the Washington Nationals’ playoff games donated by TWB Dance Party co-chair Winston Lord.



All throughout the night, guests also were free to indulge in open access to the museum’s newly unveiled Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power exhibit, which highlights the importance of women in the world of popular music through more than 250 artifacts, such as instruments, costumes, photographs, and album covers.


What’s a little blood worth compared to all of that, right?


Be sure to check out all 147 of our photographs from this event HERE!
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