NitePics: Inside the Washington Ballet's Purple Rain Gala

Arts patrons at the Washington Ballet's Purple Rain Gala enjoyed a graceful good time at the home of the Swedish Ambassador Thursday evening.

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Arts patrons at the Washington Ballet's Purple Rain Gala enjoyed a graceful good time at the home of the Swedish Ambassador Thursday evening. Here Miss DC Jen Corey and Miss Louisiana Katherine Putnam get to know Joe Coleman and Max Beruber at the pre-dinner reception.
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Tripp and Amy Donnelly enjoy an evening of culture at the home of the Swedish Ambassador.
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Artistic Director Septime Webre and a Washington ballet dancer get down on the dance floor.
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Winston Lord and Ashley Taylor, co-chairs of the Ballet's Jete Society young benefactors ball
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Performance art lovers Steve and Pia Maris Norris with Sen Nieh.
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Bloomingdale's GM Jason de la Cruz with Susan Canada and Heather Guay.
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Evan and Cindy Jones, Chairs of the Gala's Benefit Committee.
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The Washington Ballet's Purple Rain Gala is the ultimate in dinner and dancing.
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Gala Chair Ann Walker Marchant greets a guest at the first annual Purple Rain affair.
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A performer entertains before dinner under an enormous garden tent behind the Ambassador's home.
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