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Paige Davis To Host The Annual Dance Lab New York Spring Gala

Paige Davis To Host The Annual Dance Lab New York Spring Gala

Dance Lab New York (formerly Broadway Dance Lab) will celebrate its new identity, reflective of its mission to be an inclusive hub for dance makers of all genres at their annual Spring Gala on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 W 55th Street, NYC). Hosted by Emmy Award-nominated host, dancer, and Broadway star, Paige Davis ("Trading Spaces," Chicago), the evening will feature an intimate dinner, a Gala performance featuring a new work-in-progress by Lauren Lovette and other DLNY artists, and an exclusive after-party. The DLNY Spring Gala raises funds for the non-profit organization dedicated solely to advancing the art form of choreography. Tickets are now available at all levels for the event; cocktail attire suggested.

"I'm thrilled to be launching Dance Lab New York at this year's gala," said DLNY Founding Artistic Director, Josh Prince. "Celebrating our new name, along with new collaborations and initiatives will be a wonderful way for our family of supporters to come together and get excited about this growing organization and its positive effect on the future of dance."

Founded by Broadway choreographer, Josh Prince, Dance Lab New York is the only independent organization exclusively dedicated to promoting and advancing the art form of choreography by gifting vital resources to a diverse range of dance makers. DLNY provides choreographers with a curated company of professional dancers, expansive studio space, and structured rehearsal time in order to incubate ideas in a fully professionalized environment. In addition to these creation grants, our initiatives in training and mentorship ensure continuous progression within the art form. This revolutionary new model for making dance fosters creativity, ingenuity, risk-taking, discovery, and collaboration, which impacts the future of dance in New York and on stages across the world.

Paige Davis is best known as the effervescent star of "Trading Spaces," TV's groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated design-reality show. She co-hosted "Home and Family" for the Hallmark Channel and was the host of OWN's "Home Made Simple," winning a 2013 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel Program. Paige's true love, however, is theater and dance. Paige has been seen on Broadway in Chicago as Roxie Hart and in the revival of Boeing, Boeing. On tour she played Babette in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, where she met her husband Patrick Paige, and more recently, in Sweet Charity playing the title role. Paige was the first woman to play the role of God in An Act of God, directed by Marsha Mason.

Gala Tables (seating for ten) are available at the following levels: $25,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 (Young Patrons under 40). Individual tickets are available for $2,500, $1,000, $5,000, and $250 (Young Patrons). For supporters who wish to attend the performance only, tickets are available for $150 and $75 (Young Patrons). To purchase tickets, please visit dancelabny.org/gala.

Gala Co-Chairs include Maria-Cristina Anzola, Roger A. Kluge, Maria Lowe, and Stephen Kroll Reidy. The Gala Committee consists of Deborah and Charles Adelman, Dan and Marissa Aron, Stuart H. Coleman and Meryl Rosofsky, Leslie and Richard Curtis, Suzi Dietz, Susan Edelstein, Lauren and Lee Feldman, Mike and Kristi Hartley, Sheryl Kaller, Becka Vargus Katz and Robert Katz, Stuart Kurlander and David Martin, Kate Lear, Eric J. Lee, Mitch Lowenthal, Doug Nevin, Michael Novak, Don Pietranczyk, Matt Quam, Michael Shaieb and Brent Lord, Leslie Sloane, Kelly Butler Smith and Charlie Morgan. The Artistic Committee includes Al Blackstone, Camille A. Brown, John Carrafa, Robert Fairchild, JoAnn M. Hunter, Larry Keigwin, Loni Landon, Lorin Latarro, Wendy Seyb, Caleb Teicher, and Brooke Wendle.

For more information on Dance Lab New York and its wide variety of programs, please visit dancelabny.org.



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