Alyssa Beasley, Misty Copeland and More Set for Little by Little's DE NOVO; Cast Announced!
Little by Little, a nonprofit organization comprised of young performers from Broadway, TV and Dance communities is thrilled to have Miss Southeast Georgia Alyssa Beasley host De Novo on March 24th at the New York Creative Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m., in a benefit concert for Kevin TOKYO Inouye, a well-known dance choreographer who lost his home in a fire earlier this year.
"Being a part of the Miss America organization and currently competing for the title of Miss Georgia, my passion and heart's desire is to see children of all walks of life have the opportunity to experience what I love so much - dance. I am so honored to partner with Little-by-Little, an organization that mirror's my platform of striving to make a difference not only here in the United States, but around the world, by offering opportunities to children to experience the cultural arts who otherwise would not have that chance," explains Miss Beasley.
At De Novo, a variety of performers will take the stage during the 90 minute showcase. Directed by Maggie Sposato, TOKYO's assistant and Little by Little's founder, Raquel Wallace under the consultation of Laura Luc, Founder/Artistic Director of KOTA Productions.
The cast includes Nerghiz Sarki (Fiddler on The Roof on Broadway), Breana Sbailo (dancer), Hailey Beasley (dancer), Rylee Belk (TOKYO the Academy), Riyan Bowden (Lead Counselor for Camp Pulse), Sway Bhatia (professional model, dancer, singer, actress), Aven Courtney (Target "Toy Cracker" commercial), Victoria Csatay (13:The Musical (off-Broadway)), Iris Davis (Broadway National Tour of The Sound Of Music), Alex Davis (working on an original solo album), Hannah Gallagher (dancer for Janet Jackson), Maya Karp (The Hundred Dresses (off-Broadway)), Rachel Labonte (dancer), Chloe Lang (Stephanie, children's tv series Lazy Town), Ashley Lanzoni (13:The Musical (off-Broadway)), Hayley Lanzoni (Rockers on Broadway), Sydney Laughlin (dancer), Kai Lin (finalist SYTYCD Ukraine), Mateo Lizcano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Darielle Loprete (actress, dancer and model), Rachael McVey (Dream Street (off-broadway)), Lilyana Milici (Dancer), Gabrielle Mitchell (dancer) Grace Mozitis (Dream Street (off-broadway)), Victoria Marino (dancer,TOKYO the Academy), Casey Nadzam (13:The Musical (off-Broadway)), Jillian, Michelle, Rachel and Savannah Quiner (dancers), Brian Raymond (TOKYO Company), Hailey Simon (dancer), Maya Slaughter (Shrek), Emily Strugatsky (singer), Morgan Veron (dancer), Alejandro Vargas (dancer), Tae Wilson (singer, dancer - Unique Status), Brooke Waldron (Little By Little's Dancewear Drive Ambassador), Madison Zamor (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and Zayira Ray (photographer). The Broadway Youth Ensemble directed by Joseph Baker and Amelia DeMayo will also perform in addition to group dances performed by BEings Dance (choreographer Emily Bufferd) and Across the Floor (choreographer Autumn Perez) and a special performance by Zachary A. Downer from Nijawwon Matthews' XY Dance Project.
"De Novo is an event that brings together talent from many states, of many colors and beliefs but with the common thread of sharing their talent and giving back, which is what makes this event so unique and special. This event is a statement of how young artists can make a difference in other people's lives and communities," explains Joanne Mozitis, Little by Little's coordinator.
Little by Little is also honored to have the support of Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal ballerina of the American Ballet Theater (ABT), one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the United States. Misty traveled to Cuba recently as part of the Program of Cultural and Sports Ambassadors of the State Department and delivered dance clothes donated by Little by Little.