Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour and Lori Milken were honored at the Los Angeles Ballet Gala Apr. 12 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
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Abdul is a singer, songwriter, actress, TV personality, dancer and choreographer with vast experience in designing dance routines for television, movies and music videos. An Emmy, Grammy, MTV Video and American Music Award winner, she has choreographed for, among others, the Academy Awards, the American Music Awards, The Jackson family, The Tracey Ullman Show and Tom Hanks in the famous toy keyboard scene for the movie “Big.”
Formerly a ballerina, Seymour danced with Russia’s renowned Kirov Ballet before beginning her career as an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress in “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “East of Eden” and “Onassis: The Richest Man in the World.”
Milken is co-founder and publisher of Delphinium Books, an advocate for education and medical research and an ardent supporter of access to the arts for people of all ages and backgrounds. In the dance arena, she is a board member of the Los Angeles Ballet, a former board member of the American Ballet Theatre, a recipient of the Westside Ballet’s Bravo Award and three-time co-chair of the Los Angeles Ballet Gala.
Leslie Kavanaugh and Kirsten Sarkisian co-chaired the Los Angeles Ballet’s always-glamorous annual evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. The Apr. 12 affair will also include a performance by the Los Angeles Ballet dancers of excerpts from George Balanchine’s dynamic “Stars and Stripes.”
Top photo: Paula Abdul, named an honoree of the Los Angeles Ballet Gala 2014 (photo, courtesy of the Los Angeles Ballet)
Second photo: Lori Milken, named an honoree of the Los Angeles Ballet Gala 2014 (photo, courtesy of the Los Angeles Ballet)
Third photo: Jane Seymour, named an honoree of the Los Angeles Ballet Gala 2014 (photo, Angela Weiss/ WireImage, courtesy of the Los Angeles Ballet)
Fourth photo: The Los Angeles Ballet performing George Ballanchine’s “Stars and Stripes;” excerpts are on the agenda at the Los Angeles Ballet Gala 2014 (photo, courtesy of the Los Angeles Ballet Gala 2014)
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Originally published Mar. 12, 2014, prior to the event; Updated Apr. 21, 2014, after the event
Ellen Olivier, Society News LA