Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations with Chautauqua Dance featuring: Julie Kent

Julie Kent, former American Ballet Theatre prima ballerina and current Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, joins Chautauqua Dance Artistic Advisor Sasha Janes for an evening of conversation about her storied career and the state of ballet in the world today. Ms. Kent was the longest serving ballerina in American Ballet Theatre's 79-year history and has been at the artistic helm of The Washington Ballet since 2016. Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations is the CHQ Assembly performing arts series intended to connect people through music, theater and dance. Mondays will feature Opera artists and be hosted by Chautauqua Opera Company General and Artistic Director Steven Osgood; Tuesdays will feature Chautauqua Dance and be hosted by Artistic Advisor Sasha Janes; Wednesdays will feature Theater artists and be hosted by Chautauqua Theater Company Artistic Director Andrew Borba; Thursdays will feature soloists in recital and be hosted by Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Music Director Rossen Milanov, and Fridays will feature popular entertainment artists and be hosted by Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts Deborah Sunya Moore. We hope this panoply of performances will lift your spirits and invite you to bring those spirits (ones that fill both your heart and your glass) to join us at 5:00 p.m. on most weekdays through the summer. Be it with cocktail or mocktail, come for conversation. Every artist on this series is eager to welcome you into the conversation — see you there!