Career Transition For Dancers Presents The 2nd Annual HEART & SOUL Awards 3/31


Career Transition For Dancers presents The Second Annual "HEART & SOUL" Awards Luncheon Celebrating the "Most Fashionable" of the Palm Beach Spirit on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 11:30 am at Club Colette in Palm Beach, FL. There will be a fashion show of "Costumes from the Dance."

The costumes from dance classics and the companies who have graciously donated them for this special event are: GISELLE - Orlando Ballet; PAQUITA - Dance Theatre of Harlem; DON QUIXOTE (worn by ABT prima ballerina Gelsey Kirkland) - Costume Archive at Dubé Zakin Management, Inc., NYC; LA BAYADERE - American Ballet Theatre; SWAN LAKE - San Francisco and the Pennsylvania Ballet Companies; THE NUTCRACKER - Houston Ballet; RITE OF SPRING - The Joffrey Ballet; APOLLO - Miami City Ballet; SATYRIC FESTIVAL SONG - Martha Graham Dance Company; SCOTCH SYMPHONY - Miami City Ballet; TCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX - Costume Archive at Dubé Zakin Management, Inc., NYC; BRAZILIAN COSTUMES - Ballet Hispanico; PETER PAN and other surprises.

The models for the costumes are from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (Palm Beach) that provides an outstanding arts-centered education, in concert with a strong academic program, for students with exceptional ability in communication arts, dance, music, theatre, digital media or visual arts. Former Joffrey Ballet dancer, Jan Goetz., Dean of Dance, stated "What a wonderful opportunity for the dancers to participate in this event with these magnificent costumes that chronicle the history of ballet."

Chair Anka K. Palitz stated "The national dance companies have all been so enthusiastic, agreeing to help Career Transition For Dancers' Palm Beach luncheon, and to bring awareness of our very unique organization and the service we provide to their former dancers!"

The Honorary Chairs are: Dame Celia Lipton Farris, Alfred Fiandaca, Hermé de Wyman Miro. The Chairs are: Caroline Collings, Cheryl Gowdy, Anka Palitz, Vicki Kellogg. For this special benefit the Underwriters, Sponsors & Benefactors are: Adrien Arpel, Betteridge Jewelers, Michael J. Dixon, Frank Crystal & Co, Herme de Wyman Miro, Patrick Park & Natalie Fernandez, Judith Ripka. The Committee includes: Paula Butler, Dale Coudert, Jocelyne Dunn, Annette Friedland, Cheryl & Jerre Gowdy, Judy Grubman, Vicki Halmos, Michele Herbert, Hayden Hosford, Sandy Krakoff, Sandy Kriser, Kay Lyons, Grace Meigher, Terri Mercentes, Daniella Ortiz, Mary Ourisman, Amanda Schumacher, Anne Surovek, Celeste Thomas, Lauri Welteroth, Gail Worth.

Career Transition For Dancers Florida dancer-clients and grant recipients are: Darian Aguila, Melissa Alison del Sol, Jennifer Antonnosanti, Alexandre DuFaur, Darya Fedotova, Nicolas Fonseca, Helen Hansen, Christina Heldreth, Christine Hodges, Steven Hoff, Kathryn Homeres, Lorena Jimenez, Roy Johns, Tabitha Johnson, Todd Jost, Elizabeth Keller, Mifa Ko, Kristen Kramer, Giselle Menacho, Rebecca Mitchell, Sergiy Mykhaylov, Joey Panek, Hiroko, Sakakibara Shekitra Starke & Nikki William.
Recently celebrating its Silver Anniversary, Career Transition For Dancers has worked to enable dancers to define their career possibilities and develop skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines for 26 years. With of­fices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and a mobile National Outreach Project, the organization has provided over 46,000 hours of individual and group counseling, with a dollar value of over $4 million in educational and entrepreneurial grants. Outside of the or­ganization's 4,800 active clients, the organization has helped thousands of dancers in 47 states take their first steps towards discovering reward­ing post-performance careers. The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse Center for Dancers is at 165 W 46 Street Suite 701 (at Broadway: the Actors' Equity Building) NYC. The phone number is 212 764 0172 and the fax is 212 764 0343; our offices in Los Angeles 323 549 6660; and in Chicago 312 666 0234.

To learn more about the organization and interact with some of the services it provides online, please visit­

Tickets are $250 per person. Please make checks payable to: Career Transition For Dancers.

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