Cindy Jourdain, Mara Galeazzi
Location: The British Ambassador’s Residence
WL EXCLUSIVE–Photos by Tony Powell
EN POINTE: Royal Ballet dancers do know how to make an entrance — onstage, offstage, even when they’re prancing off a bus — and they surpassed expectations the night Sir Nigel and Lady Sheinwald hosted them on the eve of their Kennedy Center opening. DINING WITH DANCERS: The lithe stars have appetites equal to their intense workout regimes, so it was no surprise the buffet was even more popular than photo-ops in the lusciously green garden. A RAPT AUDIENCE: Lucky Roosevelt, John Irelan, Arnaud and Alexandra de Borchgrave, Didi Cutler, and Victor Shargai were among the guests chatting with company members, choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, and the ballet’s director, Dame Monica Mason.