You Guys, NYCB Dancers Performed with Katy Perry Last Night
Katy Perry loves her dancers (LEFT SHARK 4EVER). New York City Ballet loves its artistic collaborations (that Opening Ceremony runway show—still not over it). So I guess, in a way, it was inevitable that Katy would end up performing alongside a bevy of City Ballet beauties.
And yet, this morning, when my Insta feed was full of photos of NYCB ladies backing Perry at Carnegie Hall, it still felt like THE MOST WONDERFUL SURPRISE.
Here's what happened: The David Lynch Foundation tapped Perry to perform her never-gets-old hit "Firework" at its benefit concert, held last night in NYC. Perry's choreographic team, RJ Durell and Nick Florez, tapped adorably pregnant NYCB principal Maria Kowroski and her beautiful dancer husband, Martin Harvey, to create some pretty pretty ballet choreo for the number. And Kowroski tapped four of her City Ballet colleagues—Faye Arthurs, Olivia Boisson, Jenelle Manzi and Gretchen Smith—to dance in the performance.
The result, judging by the Instagram evidence, was glamorous and elegant and super-duper pink. Which sounds about right, no?