Honorary Chair Gabrielle Union, Joan Smalls and Artistic Director Robert Battle
Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater hosted their Opening Night Gala to celebrate their 2014 New York City Center Season, that ultimately kicks off their National tour, beginning in February.
Gabrielle Union, Robert Battle, Joan and Sanford Weill
This year actress Gabrielle Union served as honorary chair for the Gala, as well as Quincy Jones (not in attendance). Global icon and top supermodel, Joan Smalls, was also in attendance as well as Taye Diggs, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, Tristan Wilds, Robert Kraft, Ailey legends Judith Jameson and Renee Robinson, artistic director Robert Battle and many more. The Alvin Ailey NYCC Season runs from December 4 through January 5 (what would have been the late Alvin Ailey’s 83rd birthday). Tickets can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212, or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org.
BET Exec Debra Lee & Gabrielle Union
Artistic Director Judith Jamison
Actor Taye Diggs
Model Joan Smalls
Actor/Singer Tristan Mack
Soloist Misty Copeland and Vice Chair Valentino D. Carlotti
Photo Credit: Michael Stewart