Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee

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Last night's Career Transition For Dancers 31st Anniversary Jubilee at the New York Marriott Marquis? was a great success. The evening honored Joe Lanteri/the New York City Dance Alliance? Foundation, and philanthropists Barbara and Donald Tober for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance. The gala benefit evening raised $800,000 and was presented by the Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation and benefits The Actors Fund's CTFD services for the dance community.

CTFD is now a program of The Actors Fund, and services for dancers and the dance community include career planning and transition; health, wellness and support for injured dancers; as well as emergency financial assistance and scholarships. Special thanks to our Gala Chairs Anka Palitz, Michele Riggi and Ann Van Ness, producer and director Ann Marie DeAngelo and Sotheby's auctioneer C. Hugh Hildesley.

The evening's guest performers included Tommy Tune?, Bebe Neuwirth and Desmond Richardson as well as special tribute performances by dancers and special guests including Tony Waag and American Tap Dance Foundation?; Arthur Murray Dance Center?; Columbus Circle; Ballet NY; The Broadway Dance Lab?; Lynn Cohen; Cincinnati Ballet?; Complexions Contemporary Ballet; Dance Theatre of Harlem?; Natalie Enterline; Parsons Dance?; Melanie LaPatin; Mark Stuart Dance Theatre?; The Rockette Alumnae; and Joanna Rush, "Kick".

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Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
Anka Palitz, Michele Riggi and Ann Vanness

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
Andy and Elly Blankenbuehler

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
Ann Vanness, Anka Palitz

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
Bill and Ann Vanness

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
Christina Rose, Michele Riggi, Anka Palitz, Ann Vanness, Michelle Herbert, Abby Schroeder

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
Desmond Richardson

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
Honoree Joe Lanteri and Andy Blankenbuehler

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
Honoree Joe Lanteri and Desmond Richardson

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
Joe Benincasa, Joe Lanteri, Barbara and Donald Tober

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
Anka Palitz, Donald and Barbara Tober

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee

Bebe Neuwirth, David Warren Gibson and Pam Sousa

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee

Bebe Neuwirth

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee

Desmond Richardson

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee

Elena Damario and Ian Spring of Parsons Dance

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee

Jamie Verazin and Mark Stuart of Mark Stuart Dance Theatre

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee

Nathalie Enterline

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee

Tommy Tune



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