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NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Awards $88k In College Scholarships At Benefit At The Joyce


NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Awards $88k In College Scholarships At Benefit At The Joyce

Many of New York City and the country's most renowned dancers and dance companies including American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and Zoey Anderson from Parsons Dance performed on Monday, January 27 at 7:30pm at The Joyce Theater (175 8th Avenue) at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation's (Founder/Executive Director Joe Lanteri) DESTINY RISING, an evening of dance artistry to benefit the NYCDA Foundation College Scholarship Program which to date has awarded over $3 million in college scholarships to over 300 dancers all over the country (in 2019, NYCDAF awarded a total of $470,000 in scholarships). There was $88k in scholarships awarded on 1/27 to nine dancers: $6,000 each to Megan Nee (FL), Kaitlyn Bien (IL) and Tyler Burden (NY); $8,000 each to Sophia Borgarello (TX), Carly Bocchino (FL) and Anna Bermudez (FL); $14,000 each to Kelis Robinson (Canada and Joey Gertin (Canada); and $18,000 to Sydney Revennaugh (FL). They also received Summer Study Scholarships to Steps on Broadway and Peridance Capezio

Joining American Ballet Theatre and Parsons Dance on 1/27 were Sidra Bell Dance New York, Michael McBride & Samuel Roberts, Andy Pellick & Ron Todorowski, The Talent Factory from Rhode Island, Southern Methodist University Dance Ensemble and vocalist Michael-Demby Cain. Choreographers whose work will be featured are Robert Battle, Sidra Bell, Grace Buckley, Tara Iacobucci, James Kinney, David Parsons, Andy Pellick, Marius Petipa and Ron Todorowski. The 1/27 evening also featured a new piece commissioned by the NYCDA Foundation featuring their 2019 scholarship winners.

NYC Dance Alliance alumni have performed on tour with artists like Beyoncé, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Kylie Minogue, Janet Jackson & Bruno Mars, have become members at top companies like American Ballet Theatre, NYC Ballet & Alvin Ailey, and alumni are also currently represented on Broadway in West Side Story, Hamilton, Mean Girls, Frozen & Wicked. Several alumni are in the soon to be released film version of CATS and Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story remake.

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity, 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. For more information, visit

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