White House Photographs
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, pose onstage in the East Room. Front row (L-R): Janet Mitchell, Mary Gelder, Basil Thompson, Sallie Wilson, Bruce Marks, Ruth Ann Koesun, John Kriza, Felix Smith, Janie Barrow, and Janet Morse. Back row (L-R): unidentified; composer, Aaron Copland; three unidentified persons; Ted Kivitt; Diana Levy; Joseph Carow; Diane Anthony; four unidentified persons; Richard Englund; Gage Bush; Ali Pourfarrokh; three unidentified persons; régisseur, Dimitri Romanoff; ballet master, Fernand Nault. Unidentified persons may include: Kent Hatcher, Rosemary Jourdan, Mary Kelly, Leonie Leahy, Arnott Mader, Paul Nickel, Peter Saul, Judith Siegfried, Mary Stone, and Richard Wagner. White House, Washington, D.C.