Photo Coverage: Career Transition for Dancers at Sardi's

February 16
1:34 PM 2006
On February 15th, the Shubert Organization and Career Transition for Dancers hosted Hope Clarke, Mercedes Ellington, Francesca Harper, Ken Roberson, Allyson Tucker, Karen Ziemba and approximately 90 other Broadway dancers in a between-show get-together at the Eugenia Room at Sardi's (234 W. 44th St.).

With offices in New York and Los Angeles, Career Transition for Dancers has helped over 3,000 professional dancers identify their unique talents in preparation for establishing new careers when dance is no longer an option. Since its founding in 1985, the organization has provided more than 36,000 hours of one-on-one career counseling - at no cost - and has awarded over $2 million in educational scholarships. CTFD also provides dancers with specialized services that include seminars, workshops, support groups, resource centers, a toll-free hotline, website, and National Networking Directory. For more information on the organization, visit

Randy Davis

Ron Woodard and Suzie Jary

Allyson Tucker, Hope Clarke, Mercedes Ellington, and Randy Davis


Angie Schworer and Randy Davis

Courtney Young, Stacey Holt, Angie C Creighton, and Brian O'Brien

Alexander J Dubé, Mercedes Ellington, Ken Roberson, and Judith Anderson

Tracy Generalovich and Lanene Charters

Renée Monique Brown, Meredith Akins, Angela Ara Brown, and Gabriel Croom

Francesca Harper and Lauren Gordon

William Dale and Justin Greer

Allyson Tucker, Francesca Harper, Mercedes Ellington, Ken Roberson, and Hope Clarke

John Eric Parker, Michelle Kittrell, Rashad Naylor, Michael Cunio, and Michael James Scott

Brenda Braxton and Francesca Harper

Brenda Braxton, Karen Ziemba, Mercedes Ellington, and Darlesia Cearcy

Karen Ziemba, Mercedes Ellington, Ken Roberson, Hope Clarke, Francesca Harper, and Allyson Tucker

Angie Schworer and Karen Ziemba

Lauren Gordon welcomes Justin Greer and Randy Davis to speak about their experiences with Career Transition For Dancers

Justin Greer

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