Alvin Ailey's Opening Night Gala

by EMILY HOLLANDER · December 3, 2009

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Wynton Marsalis, Andre Leon Talley, India.Arie, Jesse Jackson all attended the performance and gala for Alvin Ailey's 20th Season Opening Night.

[Photos by WILL RAGOZZINO for PMc].  All of the ridiculously limber and graceful dancers were dressed in Badgley Mischka gowns and Sean John suits for the red carpet affair.  However, the glamor stops there because all proceeds from this year's gala go directly towards Ailey's educational programs, including: AileyCamp, Scholarships at the Ailey School and Arts In Education programs.



Jesse Jackson, Jacqueline Lavinia BrownCrystal McCrary

Jesse Jackson, Jacqueline Lavinia Brown, Crystal McCrary

Geoffrey Holder, Carmen de Lavallade Geoffrey Holder, Carmen de Lavallade

Scott Nolan, Marion FischerWynton Marsalis Scott Nolan, Marion Fischer, Wynton Marsalis

Susan Fales-Hill, Judith Byrd-BlaylockKeisha Omilana, Kunle Omilana Susan Fales-Hill, Judith Byrd-Blaylock, Keisha Omilana, Kunle Omilana

Michelle P. PatersonNick Ashford, Valerie Simpson Michelle P. Paterson, Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Josh JohnsonStephen Hill Josh Johnson, Stephen Hill

Jackie ReidDebra L. Lee Jackie Reid, Debra L. Lee

Dina Merrill, Cole RumboughTracy Inman, Ms. Sommerville Dina Merrill, Cole Rumbough, Tracy Inman, Judine Sommerville

Sandy Weill, Joan WeillSharon Gersten Luckman Sandy Weill, Joan Weill, Sharon Gersten Luckman

Jonelle ProcopeLondell McMillan Jonelle Procope, Londell McMillan

Andre Leon TalleySoledad O'Brien Andre Leon Talley, Soledad O'Brien

Scott Nolan, Marion Fischer Scott Nolan, Marion Fischer, India.Arie

Atmosphere Atmosphere