Last night we went to the Kennedy Center for the 16th annual Alvin Ailey Gala.
We snapped Gala co-chair Gina Adams with Mayor Muriel Bowser during the cocktail reception following the performance. The ballroom was beautifully decorated, with gorgeous lighting and flowers.
Kirven Douthit-Boyd performs Caught, a visually stimulating, wonderfully lit dance.
Gala Co-Chair Debra Lee joins DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Gala honorary committee member. Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner featuring delish short ribs.
Busboys and Poets owners Marjan and Andy Shallal join United Way’s Kelly Brinkley on the dance floor after dinner.
Gala co-chair Lyndon Boozer, Alvin Ailey Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya and T-Mobile’s Marie Sylla-Dixon.
JTCC’s Ray Benton, Alvin Ailey executive director Bennett Rink, Choral Arts executive director Debra Kraft, Faith and Politics Institute’s Rob Liberatore, and Ray’s wife, DCPS’ Nina Benton.
DC Superior Court Judge Yvonne Williams, NEA’s Tiffany Cross, and BET Centric Network’s Rachel Baker and Jennifer Grant.
Northrop Grumman’s Sophia Kim and Angela Couture.
DOJ’s Leslie Overton and her husband, Joint Center’s Spencer Overton, with Dept. of Interior’s Julie Williams and her husband, Reach for College executive director Jonathon Williams.
Alvin Ailey physical therapist Sheyi Ojofeitimi, Lighting Director Albert Crawford and Production Stage Manager Kristin Colvin Young.
The company finished with Alvin Ailey’s most famous piece, Revelations.