Encore! on Opening Night for San Francisco Ballet

Greer Goings, Shana McDonald, Isaac Hall, Alyson Blume, Kelly Cramer

Encore! the social group of young professionals who support San Francisco Ballet, held a festive cocktail reception to welcome San Francisco Ballet’s new season on opening night. Encore! President Jane Burkhard served as chair of the event at City Hall, which attracted some 200 members and guests. Also at City Hall that night,San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary‘s fundraising dinner for over 1,000 donors.

After an opening night performance, across the street at the War Memorial Opera House, over 3,000 opening night ticket holders gathered at City Hall for an afterparty. Entertainment from DJ Chris Clouse, DJ Sebastian Concha, who is also a San Francisco Ballet dancer, and Freddy Clarke and Wobbly World, kept the party going until 2 am.

Scenes from Encore! and the After-Party on Opening Night at San Francisco Ballet, January 24, 2013:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

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