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Kopelmans Honored by SAB

On Tuesday night, the couple was honored at SAB’s Workshop Benefit at Lincoln Center.

Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally

Photo By Steve Eichner

Women who took ballet as a child usually hold on to at least one aspect of dance throughout their lives—be it good posture, a penchant for buns or the irrational fear of slim, gray haired ladies barking for a tendu.

 

Coco Kopelman, a former student of the School of American Ballet, definitely maintained her carriage (her hair’s too short for a bun and no word on her phobia of strict instructors), and has been a staunch supporter of the organization with her husband Arie for over two decades.

 

On Tuesday night, the couple was honored at SAB’s Workshop Benefit at Lincoln Center co-chaired by Chanel U.S. president John Galantic and his wife Sasha, among others. Before guests such as Debbie Bancroft, Pamela Joyner, Peter Bacanovic and Megan Mullally watched the students perform a series of three ballets, Kopelman was presented with peonies by her granddaughter Sadie Kargman.

 

The 6-year-old is an up-and-comer at SAB, and it appears that rhythm runs in the family. After sitting patiently through the post-performance dinner, Kargman took to the dancefloor with a vengeance, breaking out her best robot for the teenage ballerinas.