Jete Society Goes Gatsby

The Jete Society -- the young professional supporters of the Washington Ballet -- met for a happy hour at Peacock Cafe Thursday night. The event was a chance for meeting and mingling, as well as to preview the ballet's upcoming 'Great Gatsby' performance.

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The Jeté Society -- the young professional supporters of the Washington Ballet -- met for a happy hour at Peacock Cafe Thursday night to meet, mingle and preview the upcoming ballet version of "The Great Gatsby".
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Ebony and Juanita, new members of the Jeté Society, said they're looking forward to meeting new friends who enjoy the ballet.
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Shannon, Khaleelah and Juanita are members of the Jeté Society, which supports the Washington Ballet. The Ballet's new season is skewing young and innovative, with a dance version of "Gatsby," a tribute to Twyla Tharp, a ballet edition of "Alice in Wonderland" and a celebration of Latin dance and music.
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Ashley Taylor, a Jeté Society chair, greeted guests and new members at Peacock Café.
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Fifteen percent of the night proceeds went to support the Jeté Society's Washington School of Ballet Student Scholarship Fund.
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Anna and Morey
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Quentin Ward and John Gogin.
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Melissa and Ashley
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New Jeté members Elizabeth Kane and Kat Calvin enjoyed drinking the Great Gatsby cocktail about as much as they are looking forward to seeing the Ballet's Great Gatsby performance.
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Tix for "The Great Gatsby" go on sale Sept. 1.
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