NYC Dance Alliance Gala to Honor Emmy & Golden Globe Winner Debbie Allen

On Sunday, September 27 at 6:30pm at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place), Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen will be honored at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation's Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala where she will receive their prestigious Ambassador for the Arts Award. Previous recipients have included Academy Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and legendary dancer and choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov.

This exciting, star-studded evening of song and dance will serve as a fundraiser for the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, which since 2010 has awarded over $15 million in college scholarships to hundreds of student dancers across the country (including $4 million this year alone). The evening will include performances from the Broadway and dance communities and a special tribute to Debbie Allen.

In addition to her numerous credits on stage & screen (Fame, West Side Story, Sweet Charity) and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Debbie Allen is also an accomplished television director and producer and is a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, to which she was appointed in 2001.

The Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala begins at 5:30pm with the Red Carpet & Pre-Show Cocktail Reception. The Gala Performance takes place at 6:30pm and the VIP After-Party follows at 8pm.

A limited number of tickets are available to public and can be purchased by phone at 855-692-5678 or online at VIP tickets are priced at $350 (which includes pre and post show receptions and Orchestra seating for the gala), additional tickets are priced at $175 (which includes a ticket to the pre-show reception and a seat to the gala) and $50 (for a balcony seat to the gala).

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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