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Ambiance 2 Ballet - PG1

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête*ish

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête*ish

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête*ish

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête*ish

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête*ish

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête*ish

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête*ish

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête*ish

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête*ish

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête*ish

Event photos by Live Box Photography. http://liveboxphoto.com

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Rob Giardinelli, Mallory Miller, Mark Erwin, Leanne Raesner and Lance Avery Morgan - PG1

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Austin Event Photographer - Ballet Austin Fête

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Ballet Austin’s Once Upon A Fête Tells A Perfect Story In Two Parts 

By Rob Giardinelli          Photography by John Pesina, Victor Savelle and Alejandro Silveyra

THE SCENE: Once upon a time, Austin’s JW Marriott Hotel was the setting where during the course of an enchanting evening, 600 of Austin’s Sociable VIPs gathered for Ballet Austin’s Fête and fête*ish One Upon a Fête gala.

THE VIBE: The story of this affair began with cocktails in the ballroom foyer of the JW Marriott. The black-tie gathering featured beautiful characters with a wide range of style. Ladies wore a mix of black, lace, print and brightly colored ensembles, while men wore an array of tuxedos with many featuring pops of color in tuxedo jackets, bow-ties and pocket squares.

The next chapter of the evening continued where Mandarin Design Lab created an impeccably forest-themed ballroom for the evening’s program. Highlights included a live auction that included a Fashion X Austin experience, a substantial piece of art donated by world-renowned artist Brad Ellis, and several five-star trips. The Society Diaries‘ own Lance Avery Morgan emceed the evening’s festivities. The story concluded with the fête*ish after party where the fun continued well into the night as partygoers danced the night away to the tunes of DJ Mel.

THE CAUSE: Fête, co-chaired by Michael and Natasa Valocchi and fête*ish, co-chaired by Cassie LaMere and Cassandra King Polidori, raised almost half a million dollars for Ballet Austin, whose mission is to create, nurture and share the joy of dance through classically innovative arts and arts education programs.