Jun 14, 2022


The American Ballet Theatre’s June Gala returned on Monday, June 13th, in-person to the Metropolitan Opera House after three long years of abscence.

Image Credit: Fabrizio Ferri.

The event featured a special performance of Don Quixote staged by Artist Director, Kevin McKenzie, featuring three different Principal casts in each act. Following the dazzling performance, Gala guests gathered for a black-tie dinner and danced on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater.

Attendees include Anna Chlumsky, Anna Page, B Michael, Carly Cushnie, Cassie Beck, Eric Rutherford, Gabriella Uhl, Jessica Lang, Jessica Pels, Mark-Anthony Edwards, Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl, Savvy Shields Wolfe, Shelby Roebock, Tracy Anderson, and Janet Rollé, ABT’s CEO and Executive Director among others.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 13: General atmosphere at the American Ballet Theatre Gala on June 13, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Ballet Theatre)

The June Gala kicked off the highly anticipated Summer Season that will feature five weeks of exhilarating programming and beloved classics.

The gala celebrated ABT’s own Kevin McKenzie as he prepares for his retirement at the end of December 2022.