Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala

The 9th Annual Heart & Soul Gala chaired by Palm Beach's Anka Palitz and honoring Wendy Whelan and Dr. Omar & Cheryl Almallah was held at The Breakers last night and BroadwayWorld was there.

The evening featured incredible dancing by the Boca Ballet and Ballet Palm Beach. Rob Russell, one of the "talented voices of Palm Beach" was the MC and vocalist for the festivities and Palm Beach's favorite auctioneer Jay Zeager was on hand to help the evening become a financial success for Dancers in Transition. Dr. Omar & Cheryl Almallah displayed their elegant and sophisticated Ballroom dancing and the Heart & Soul Gala guests courageously joined in. Wendy Whelan, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet shared her moving "transition" story with the audience as did Mary Roberts. The Actors Fund CEO Joseph Benincasa was also on hand to address the Heart & Soul Gala. This was a graceful evening on all levels. Congratulations to Anka Palitz and her co-chairs Lois Pope and Ann Van Ness.

Dinner Chair was Rick Rose, Auction Chair Theodora Aspegren, and Steven Caras was Vice Chair.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Ann Van Ness, Anka Palitz, Lois Pope

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Ann Van Ness, Anka Palitz, Lois Pope

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Joseph Benincasa, CEO The Actors Fund

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Anka Palitz, Dr. Omar Almallah, Cheryl Almallah

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
The Breakers

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Rob Russell, Anka Palitz, Dr. Omar Almallah, Cheryl Almallah

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Wendy Whelan

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Mary Roberts

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Steve Caras

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Cheryl Almallah & Dr. Omar Cheryl

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Heart & Soul Gala

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Dancers In Transition

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Dancers In Transition

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Jay Zeager

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Rob Russel, Anka Palitz, Joseph Benincasa

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Miss Miami Beach ( Genesis Davilla) & Anka Palitz

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Miss Miami Beach (Genesis Davilla) & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Peter Cromarty

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Anka Palitz & Lois Pope

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Heart & Soul Gala

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Jan McArt

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Dancers in Transition

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Heart & Soul Gala

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Heart & Soul Gala

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Dancers in Transition

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Dancers in Transition

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Dancers in Transition

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Dancers in Transition

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala
Eda Sorokoff, Barrington Stage Co. Joseph Benincasa, Paula Kaminsky Davis, Board Drama League

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund, Dancers In Transition, and Anka Palitz in Step at Heart & Soul Gala



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