Friday, January 13, 2012

Destiny Rising, Gala Performance to Benefit NYC Dance Alliance Foundation

NEW YORK, NY - The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF) will celebrate its first anniversary with a fundraising performance at The Joyce Theater on Monday evening, January 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm. The gala evening of dance artistry will feature outstanding NYCDA alumni, the choreography of NYCDA faculty and special guest performances from prominent professional 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, directed by Joe Lanteri, will feature choreography by Lauren Adams, Camille A. Brown, Thang Dao, Jason Parsons, Garrett Smith and guest performers including Camille A. Brown (pictured), Melissa Hough & Garrett Smith of Houston Ballet, STEPS Repertory Ensemble, The Marymount Manhattan Dance Company and University of the Arts Dance Ensemble. Special guests include Foundation Star Supporters, Plumb Performing Arts of Arizona and Susan Jaffe, American Ballet Theatre. A post performance 'talk back' with the artists is open to all ticket holders.

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. is committed to broadening performing arts awareness while advocating education and high standards of excellence in dance. NYCDAF is dedicated to investing in the next generation of professional performers by offering scholarships for secondary and college education. NYC Dance alumni have gone on to join such prestigious companies as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, New York City Ballet and Cedar Lake.

VIP tickets for Destiny Rising are $125 and include VIP seating for performance and after party with the cast. General seating tickets for the performance are $40. Sponsorships and program ads are available. To inquire about sponsorship packages, journal ads or to purchase tickets, contact Travis Fritsche at, 855-692-5678 or visit