Celebs Hit The Dance Floor Backstage At The ABT's Spring Gala

by MELLISSA SEECHARAN · May 19, 2009

[Backstage and Dinner at the American Ballet Theatre Annual Spring Gala. Photos by DAVID X PRUTTING for PMc]

Believe it or not, the best part of any event, especially a gala, isn't the red carpet ... it's backstage! The real action happens behind ajar doors where guests party, dance, and just let loose. And what a better event to illustrate this than at the American Ballet Theatre's Annual Spring Gala. More story and photos You'd think an event like this would be stuffy, but boy are you wrong. We've already covered the arrivals, so let's get to the good stuff: celebs cutting a rug. We warn you, this definitely isn't Footloose...

[More photos by JOE SCHILDHORN for PMc]

Tearing up the dance floor

Caryn Zucker, Jeffrey Zucker, Deborah Roberts, Al Roker

Dancing the night away.

Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Irina Dvorovenko (ABT Dancers)

Mariska Hargitay, Max Tucci, Eva La Rue

Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera

Eva La Rue, Kelly Ripa, Cari Modine

Adrienne Arsht, Lynda Carter, Peter Lyden

Helen Lee Schifter