The Pennsylvania Ballet hosted its 2001 Gala on Tuesday, October 9th at the Merriam Theater and the Union League of Philadelphia. The gala committee was made up of more than 50 area couples who regularly support the Ballet, including some of the Board of Trustees members. The Gala began with an exclusive performance and was followed by dinner and dancing in the ballroom. The Marvin Austin Orchestra inspired most to dance until late into the evening. Green-thumbed guests were especially happy as we were allowed to take home the lovely orchid centerpieces.