Raise the Barre

This Louisville Ballet’s annual fundraiser is a chance to raise money to subsidize the pay for the company’s dancers. This year’s event was held on September 12 at the Louisville Ballet Studio. Guests mingled with the Ballet’s dancers and got a unique chance to get a behind the scenes look at what makes a modern dance company tick.

Photos by BILL WINE | Contributing Photographer

Natalie Nguyen, Taylor Cobb and Isabel Jadick.James Inge, Cate Gaglio-Inge and Laura Wilkins.The event was held on a beautiful evening. Guests enjoyed the opportunity to mingle at the registration tent.The exterior of the Louisville Ballet studio was decorated with lanterns hanging from trees.Event co-chairs Suzanne Whayne and Douglas Riddle.Appetizers were served.John and Leslie Smart, and Diane and David Thurmond.Zachary Meicher-Duzzi and Shelby Shenkman.Zachary Meicher-Duzzi, Shelby Shenkman and Justin Hogan.Tom Cannady, Harald Uwekern and Lindy Casebier.Mark Eliason, Jennifer McCall and Jeffrey Howard.Event co-chair Douglas Riddle and Patti Pugh-Moore.Mark Eliason and Jeffrey Howard.Troy and Jennifer McCall.Brenna Tysinger and Dr. Alexander Digenis.David Mahoney and Patrick Henry.Kateryna Sellers and Adam Hougland.Matthew Bradley and Rachel Wurfel.Sloan Winters and Mark Walston.Adam Neff, Evan Davidson, Sean Riley, Brett Trager- Kusman, Josh Laughlin, Kevin Gibson, JP Davis and \nLauren DePaso.Howard and Susan Vogt, and Robyn and Donny Hubbard.Philip Velinov and Natalia Velinova.Amber Garvey, Stephanie Kertis and Tori Thompson.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Mark Eliason, Laura Melillo Barnum and Jeffrey Howard.Cheri Collis White and Emily Digenis.Laura Melillo Barnum, Ron Wolz and Chelsey Clark.Cheri Collis White, Laura Melillo Barnum, Ron Wolz and Chelsey Clark.Cheri Collis White and event co-chair Douglas Riddle.Jennifer Tuvlin and Kate Latts.Ron Wolz, Cheri Collis White and event co-chair Douglas Riddle.Jodi Daves and Jeff Wethington.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Claire Tidmore, Callie Wall and Erin Landston.Jeff Wethington and Jeffrey Howard.Heather Varda and Robin Schwartz.Louisville Ballet artistic director Robert Curran.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Raise the Barre.Heather Varda and Mikelle BruzinaRaise the Barre.Dancing was enjoyed by many.Martha and Larry Johnston.The dance floor was kept busy throughout the event.Josh Laughlin and Patricia Perleberg-Owen.Patricia Perleberg-Owen and Pat Ballard.Jordan Martin, Emily O\'Dell and Leigh Anne Albrechta.David and Diane Thurmond danced.The dance floor was kept busy throughout the event.Virgil Head, Sam Shah and Mack Hatch.John Shumate and Abby Shue.The dance floor was kept busy throughout the event.The dance floor was kept busy throughout the event.The dance floor was kept busy throughout the event.The dance floor was kept busy throughout the event.