Posts tagged "Melissa Babcock"

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!
What better way to share the story of this glorious night of fashion in Chicago than through the eyes of a camera!  Come along with me and let me show you what the Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails is all about right here on Watch312.com’s  “Candid Candace Chicago” (Photo by Mila Samokhina).  To read more,... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails: A Fashion Extravaganza at New McGrath Acura

For the Joffrey Ballet’s 7th Annual Couture & Cocktails, glamorous co-chairs Sonya Jackson and  Kristina McGrath planned quite a memory making event!!!!   For starters, they held the party in the brand new McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago dealership with more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space to play with and then opened the show... Read more »

A Night of Firsts for the Joffrey Ballet's (Fun-Filled) 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala (PICS!)

It was a thrilling night in Chicago for The Joffrey Ballet’s grand 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala honoring its Women’s Board!  I was so excited to chair this event with Helen Hall Melchior (our 5th Joffrey event together!) along with our dynamic co-chairs Kate Bensen, Pamella Roland DeVos, Liz Sharp, Joan Colmar, Mary Pat Burns, Victoria... Read more »
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The Joffrey Ballet's Junior Auxiliary Board Hosts "Pointe of Departure"

The second annual “Pointe of Departure” was presented by the Junior Auxiliary Board of The Joffrey Ballet on Thursday, January 26th.   A signature of this event is finding hot new venues and this year was no exception.  Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute offered a great atmosphere for this evening where stage and canvas collided. ... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker Family Dinner: A Delightful Holiday Tradition

Joffrey Women's Board President Melissa Babcock, Event co-chairs Cindy Burns and Sonya Jackson.
The Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” came to life at the Palmer House Hilton for its annual Nutcracker Family Dinner.  Held in multiple ballrooms, this lively, holiday favorite was chaired by WB members Sonya Jackson and Cindy Burns.  Children delighted in creating snow-flakes, taking photos with Nutcrackers, decorating ballet shoes, making their own cupcakes and having their... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's "Couture & Cocktails" Photo Highlights

The Joffrey Dancers were dressed to impress for the 6th annual "Couture & Cocktails"!
The Joffrey Ballet’s “Couture & Cocktails” was created six years ago as a way to honor the dancers and introduce them to their fans in a fun, party atmosphere.  Each year, a designer is featured and in year’s past have included Maria Pinto, Pamella Roland and Carmen Marc Valvo among others.  This year, American designer,... Read more »
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What Arianna Huffington Told Me....

What Arianna Huffington Told Me....
Luncheon host Sugar Rautbord and Arianna Huffington. And a hundred other people who attended the by-invite-only luncheon at the Casino this week.  Organized by my friend who plans only the BEST events in town, Sugar Rautbord, this event was one of the most inspiring in recent memory.  A lot of people were surprised Arianna even showed up... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails is the Hottest Ticket in Town! (PICS!)

(Pic courtesy of PLP Studios)
Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails 2010 Co-Chairs Kristina McGrath and Marci Holzer with this year’s designer, Carmen Marc Valvo. I am proud and honored to report that the Joffrey Ballet’s 5th annual “Couture & Cocktails” is still the hottest ticket in town thanks to this year’s new co-chairs Kristina McGrath and Marci Holzer.  Helen Melchior... Read more »

The Joffrey Gala Raises Over $1 Million!

The Joffrey Gala 2010 was held recently at Union Station. This was a new venue for this event so I didn’t know what to expect but Co-chairs Yolanda and Jason Tyler and Honorary Chairs, Anne and Burt Kaplan, planned one of the most magical evenings in recent memory for almost 1000 guests. The night began... Read more »
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