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Join EAG this Thursday night for a fascinating evening all about the ups, downs, and magical moments that come with founding and leading a Dance Company in the modern era.

Dancers Speak: Leading a Dance Company in the 21st Century will feature a live performance by dancers from New York Theatre Ballet and a conversation with long-time dance critic for The New York Times, Jack Anderson, and founder and Artistic Director of New York Ballet Theatre, Diana Byer. In addition to creating respected work for decades, our guests are responsible for bringing the art of dance to thousands of people both young and old.

The event takes place on Thursday, January 26th at 7pm and will be followed by a reception. All proceeds from the evening's performance will benefit New York actors in financial crisis.

When: Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm
Where: Guild Hall at The Little Church, 1 E 29th St, NYC 10016 (btwn Fifth Ave/Madison Ave)
Trains: R/N @ 28th St.; 6 @ 28th St.
Tickets: $15/EAG, $20/non-members (Suggested Donation)
RSVP: (212) 685-2927 or

Jack Anderson is a dance historian and poet who writes on dance for the New York Times, The Dancing Times of London, and online at He has published seven books of dance history and criticism, including The One and Only: The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Ballet and Modern Dance: a Concise History, Art Without Boundaries: The World of Modern Dance and Choreography Observed, as well as ten books of poetry, with the eleventh due out in the Spring.

Diana Byer is the founder and Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet and Ballet School NY. She is a répétiteur for The Antony Tudor Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dance Notation Bureau, an Education Ambassador for The New York Pops, on the Dance Portal Advisory Board of The Children's Museum of Manhattan, and on the Selection Committees of The Bessies and Clive Barnes Awards. She has staged the ballets of Antony Tudor for American Ballet Theatre and The Hartt School and the ballets of Agnes De Mille for the Alabama Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She coached the principals for the Columbia Pictures film, Center Stage.

The Episcopal Actors' Guild, established in 1923, is a charitable organization offering emergency assistance and career support to professional performers "of all faiths, and none." We also host a full calendar of events and fundraisers including concerts, variety shows, play readings, and professional workshops. Learn more at

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