White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy visit with the cast and crew of Aaron Copland’s ballet, “Billy the Kid,” performed by the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) as part of a dinner in honor of President of the Ivory Coast, Félix Houphouët-Boigny. Mrs. Kennedy speaks with composer, Aaron Copland, at far right; President Houphouët-Boigny and First Lady of the Ivory Coast, Marie-Thérèse Houphouët-Boigny, stand in center. Also pictured: performers, Mary Gelder, Ted Kivitt, Sallie Wilson, Bruce Marks, John Kriza, Felix Smith, Janet Morse, and Ali Pourfarrokh; ballet master, Fernand Nault. East Room, White House, Washington, D.C.