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Neither heavy rain nor frigid cold stop ballet enthusiasts from donning whimsical beauty and fashion at SF Ballet’s Opening Night.

All images by Drew Altizer Photography

It was an ever magical evening of beauty and fashion when the San Francisco Ballet hosted their annual Opening Night Gala at San Francisco’s City Hall on January 19th.

Elizabeth Fullerton, Ivan Bekichev and Katie Sweeney attend San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Elizabeth Fullerton, Ivan Bekichev and Katie Sweeney

This year’s theme, Ever Magical, explored the wonder that is at the heart of SF Ballet—enchanting classical story ballets like Cinderella©Swan Lake, and Frankenstein.  Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Helgi Tomasson, stayed true to his trailblazing style by seamlessly weaving modern pieces throughout the program.

The evening began when guests made their way into City Hall for the Cocktail Reception, followed by the Prosecco Promenade and seated dinner.  After dinner, the sea of ballet enthusiasts made their way to the Gala performance at The War Memorial Opera House. Notables included Dede Wilsey, philanthropist and SF Ballet Vice Chair; George R Shultz, Former Director, United States Office of Management and Budget, and philanthropists OJ Shansby, Stephanie Marver, and Yurie Pascarella.

Inspired by the evening’s theme, fashionistas donned whimsical pieces that ranged from ethereal to the unconventional, and many accessorized with Tiffany & Co. and La Perla, sponsors of the event. With looks that were so ornate and colorful, upswept hair and minimal makeup were a common facade amongst the female crowd.

The evening concluded at City Hall once again for the celebratory After Party, bringing artists and audiences together in an evening that can only be described as pure magic.

Carolyn Chang attends San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Carolyn Chang

Larry Baer and Pam Baer attend San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Larry Baer and Pam Baer

Yuka Uehara attends San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Yuka Uehara

Patricia Kelly at the San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Patricia Kelly

Karen Caldwell at the San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Karen Caldwell

 Yuan Yuan Tan and Thomas Liu at the San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Yuan Yuan Tan and Thomas Liu

 

Claudia Ross attends the San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Claudia Ross

Mark Rhoades and Pernella Sommerville attend San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Mark Rhoades and Pernella Sommerville

Kendall Chase attends San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Kendall Chase

Mary Gonsalves Kinney and Phoebe Mireles attend San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

Mary Gonsalves Kinney and Phoebe Mireles

San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

 

San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala

San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala