Chamber Dance Project Welcomes Paul Ashe of Spey to the Board

Chamber Dance Project Welcomes Paul Ashe of Spey to the Board
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At Spey we love to dance – even though we’re far more elegant when designing fabulous pieces of fine pearl jewelry than we are when boogying to the beat. But we don’t let that keep us down! Our passion is to champion the arts we love so well, especially here in our hometown of Washington, DC. So it must come as no surprise that we were both honored and elated when our very own Paul Ashe, founding chief executive of Spey, accepted a position to the Board of Directors of the innovative DC-based Chamber Dance Project. The energy, excellence and artistry of those dancers and musicians mirror our jewelry perfectly.

Chamber Dance Project premiered in DC just a few seasons ago and already the company is sending ripples throughout the community with their bold, electric style. In just one evening ballet may precede hip-hop, and a string quartet may play alongside a brass band pulled in from the streets. The dynamism and interplay of genres, styles and textures make each and every performance unique. It is so refreshing to see the interaction onstage between dancers and musicians: the flirtation, the collaboration, the defiance and the one-upmanship. Each challenging the other to rise to the occasion – and what a delightful occasion it is! Of course, we rarely need an excuse to don a bit of Spey pearl luster and sip some Champagne…

Spey is uniquely positioned in DC to lend a hand to arts organizations. Our patrons, the most powerful women in the world, appreciate the beauty and finesse of art. We consider the opera, the symphony and the ballet our family. Working together, exceptional accomplishments are within reach. Mr. Ashe will add his own bit of luster to the men and women who propel Chamber Dance Project in the seasons ahead. To echo President Kennedy (aptly etched onto the very walls of the Kennedy Center), we look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty. Here’s to that bright future.