Fashions Flourish at Joffrey Ballet Luncheon

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Whitney Lasky, Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, honoree Shelley MacArthur Farley, Shawna Owen, Executive Director Christopher Conway and Elena Besser.

The Joffrey Ballet hosted a luncheon recently at the Four Season's to kick off "Cinderella."  "Cindy's Having a Ball" was co-chaired by Whitney Lasky, Shawna Owen and Elena Besser and brought out close to 300 women for a day of fun.  The fashions were so chic and a lot of the ladies were wearing bright spring colors as an antidote to our long winter.  The magical décor by Jonathan Ryan made everyone feel like fairy princesses!  The event honored long-time Joffrey supporter, Shelley MacArthur Farley, whose many events have raised $1.5 million for this world class ballet company.  There was a video montage of Shelley showcasing her many performances and then Shauna Montgomery, Shelley's sister, and Elena Besser hosted a raffle that included many wonderful items including a pair of custom designed Brian Atwood shoes, a Michael Kors evening gown and a trip to Paris to name a few.   The event was a hit all around for our wonderful Joffrey Ballet.  Kudos to the creative co-chairs Whitney, Shawna and Elena!  "Cinderella" runs through February 28th at the Auditorium Theatre. Check out the fab fashions and fun in the following pics!   (Photos by Caitlin Saville)


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