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Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 27, 2016

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.

Photo Flash: New Shots of Shirley MacLaine, Misty Copeland, Robert Fairchild & More at Career Transition for Dancers' 2015 PEARL JUBILEE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

On Monday, September 28th, ROLEX presented Career Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE in association with the Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation, at New York City Center. The spectacular show was a gala celebration of Career Transition For Dancers: 30 YEARS CHANGING LIVES! Scroll down for more photos from the event, honoring Shirley MacLaine!

Shirley MacLaine to Receive 2015 ROLEX Dance Award
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 23, 2015

ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6  & 7  Aves) NYC followed by "Supper With The Stars" at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. The 2015 Rolex Dance Award reciepent is Shirley MacLaine.

Bebe Neuwirth to Perform CHICAGO Standout at Rolex's 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee; Initial Talent Set!
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 8, 2015

ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6 & 7 Aves) NYC followed by 'Supper With The Stars' at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Some of the talent and performances* for the evening are 'All That Jazz' from CHICAGO with Bebe Neuwirth; American Ballet Theatre; Arthur Murray Dance Center, Columbus Circle; Big Apple Circus; Jazz Roots Dance Company; Joffrey Ballet Concert Group; National Dance Institute; New York Song & Dance Company; Parsons Dance; Jason Samuels Smith and others.

Career Transition For Dancers Hosts 10th Annual LATIN DANCE PARTY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Career Transition For Dancers presents the 10th anniversary LATIN DANCE PARTY tonight, March 24th, 2015 at the beautiful Columbus Citizens Foundation, 8 East 69th Street (off Fifth Avenue), New York, New York 10021. Sponsored by Rolex Watch USA, the benefit includes cocktails/open bar & hors d'oeuvres at 7:00 pm, a three-course sit-down dinner at 8:00 pm, and dancing to the sounds of Louis Bauzo & Musicians along with a special performance by Arthur Murray Dance Center, Columbus Circle. There will also be a Latin dance lesson.

Photo Flash: 2015 'Heart & Soul' Gala Supports Career Transition For Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

On January 29th, over 200 guests filled the Circle Ball Room at The Breaker's in Palm Beach for a thrilling evening of dinner, dance and music hosted by actor and singer Gianni Russo of "The Godfather" fame thanks to the efforts of a group of powerhouse chairs and committee members. International Chair was Herme De Wyman. Gala Co-Chairs were Anka Palitz, Jennifer Myerberg and Ann Van Ness. Dinner chairs were George J. Palladino and Jerrold St. George. Vice Chairs were Michele Herbert, Marsha & Carl Hewitt and Carol Jaeger. Scroll down for photos!

Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE Set for 9/28 at New York City Center
by Tori Leiber - Jan 26, 2015

ROLEX will present Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by 'Super With The Stars' dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.

Career Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary Gala Set for This Fall
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 23, 2015

ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers' 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee: A Star-Studded Retrospect and Celrbating on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by ‚ÄúSuper With The Stars‚ÄĚ dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.

Career Transition For Dancers to Host 10th Annual LATIN DANCE PARTY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Career Transition For Dancers presents the 10th anniversary LATIN DANCE PARTY on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at the beautiful Columbus Citizens Foundation, 8 East 69th Street (off Fifth Avenue), New York, New York 10021. Sponsored by Rolex Watch USA, the benefit includes cocktails/open bar & hors d'oeuvres at 7:00 pm, a three-course sit-down dinner at 8:00 pm, and dancing to the sounds of Louis Bauzo & Musicians along with a special performance by Arthur Murray Dance Center, Columbus Circle. There will also be a Latin dance lesson.

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Michael Dameski and More at Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

ROLEX presented NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town -- Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.), NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury received the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. James Earl Jones, Ms. Lansbury's Driving Miss Daisy co-star, presented her with the award. The 2014 Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards honorees went to Janice Galli Becker, Fe Saracino Fendi, and Joe Tremaine & Tremaine Dance Conventions & Competitions. Scroll down for photos of the performances and starry attendees!

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the Career Transition for Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 7, 2014

Just last night, ROLEX presented NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee at New York City Center. Angela Lansbury received the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below!

Cooking Channel Announces September 2014 Highlights
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 4, 2014

This fall, Mo Rocca continues his culinary quest on My Grandmother's Ravioli, while diving deep into culinary trends in new special, Trending Bites, premiering Sunday, September 7th at 8:00pmET/5:00pmPT.

Career Transition For Dancers' WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party Now Set for 3/10
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 28, 2014

There is a New Date for Career Transition For Dancers WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party to be held on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at the beautiful Edison Ballroom (240 West 47 Street NYC). Sponsored by Rolex Watch USA, the benefit includes cocktails & hors d'oeuvres at 7:00 pm, a three-course sit-down dinner at 8:00pm, an open bar, and dancing to the sounds of Louis Bauzo and the Havana San Juan Orchestra. There will also be a Latin dance lesson and demonstration by Arthur Murray Dance Center Columbus Circle. This annual event is a special Benefit Dinner that supports the multifaceted life span of dancers. Whether performing, creating choreography, starting a business, or leaving the dance world altogether, the goals are to raise funds to ensure positive futures for these talented artists. The dress code is 'Whatever Makes You Dance.' This fun-filled evening of Latin entertainment will capture the glamour of a sophisticated Manhattan supper club with a beautiful dance floor and food and drink to warm up the winter night.

Ben Vereen Inducted into National Museum of Dance Hall of Fame Today, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2012

Michele Riggi, President of the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame announced that Broadway legend, dancer, singer and actor Ben Vereen will be honored today, August 11th with an induction ceremony and gala launching him into the National Museum of Dance's Hall of Fame.

Ben Vereen to Be Inducted into National Museum of Dance Hall of Fame, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

Michele Riggi, President of the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame announced that Broadway legend, dancer, singer and actor Ben Vereen will be honored on Saturday, August 11th with an induction ceremony and gala launching him into the National Museum of Dance's Hall of Fame.

Career Transition For Dancers Hosts WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012

Career Transition For Dancers and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47 Street).

Career Transition For Dancers Hosts WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party 3/5
by Gabrielle Sierra - Dec 21, 2011

Career Transition For Dancers and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47 Street).

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth & More at Career Transition For Dancers’ 26th Anniversary Halloween Jubilee
by Kelsey Denette - Nov 15, 2011

Rolex presented A HALLOWEEN THRILLER, Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary jubilee on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the newly renovated New York City Center.

Photo Flash: Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, et al. at HALLOWEEN THRILLER
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 15, 2011

Rolex presented A HALLOWEEN THRILLER A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires & Wilis, - Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary jubilee on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the newly renovated New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6' and 7' Aye) NYC. Chita Rivera hosted this one-night-only entertainment extravaganza for kids and adults of all ages!

$1,087,050.50 Raised At ROLEX's A HALLOWEEN THRILLER
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 2, 2011

$1,087,050.50 was raised on Monday, October 31st, when Rolex presented A HALLOWEEN THRILLER A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires & Wilis, - Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary Jubilee to a capacity audience at the newly renovated New York City Center.

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