VAN CLEEF & ARPELS is proud to support L.A. DANCE PROJECT
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS has a long-standing relationship with the world of dance, music, and art. In 1967, George Balanchine, founder of the New York City Ballet, where Benjamin Millepied was a long time principal dancer, met Claude Arpels. This meeting turned into a life-long friendship which climaxed with the creation of the ballet "Gems" inspired by the rubies, emeralds, and diamonds of Van Cleef & Arpels' jewelry. Since that time, the maison has continued to support the art of dance through special performances, projects, and educational programming.