The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF) will celebrate its first anniversary with a fundraising performance at The Joyce Theate(175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street) on Monday evening, January 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm. The Destiny Rising Gala Dance Performance evening of dance artistry will feature outstanding NYCDA alumni, the choreography of NYCDA faculty and special guest performances by stars of prominent dance companies all to benefit the NYCDAF College Scholarship Program. Last August at the closing of their Annual National Convention, Joe Lanteri, Executive Director of NYCDAF distributed an astounding $2.8 million in scholarships to promising young dancers. The evening will conclude with an after party at Nisos Restaurant(176 Eight Avenue) at 9:30pm.
In attendance at 6:30pm will be luminaries of the Dance World including ABT’s Susan Jaffe, NYC Ballet’s Tiler Peck & Robert Fairchild; Houston Ballet’s Melissa Hough & Garrett Smith, Lauren Adams, Camille A. Brown, Thang Dao, Jason Parsons, STEPS Repertory Ensemble, The Marymount Manhattan Dance Company, University of the Arts Dance Ensemble and special guests Foundation Star Supporters and Plumb Performing Arts. Also attending are producer Patricia Watt, Wendy Perron, Editor Dance Magazine, acclaimed dancer, actor Scott Jovovich, playwright Jenny Lyn Bader, arts patron Kat Schaffer, Alex Dube, Exec. Director CTFD, Abdur-Rahim Jackson, of Alvin Ailey , Complexions founder Desmond Richardson, Dance Spirit Deputy Editor Allison Feller, ABT’s Kenny Easter (NYCDA Faculty) and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff.
Please RSVP to John Wegorzewski 212-729-0834.