Annual Career Transition for Dancers Benefit Will Be Held in September

News   Annual Career Transition for Dancers Benefit Will Be Held in September
Honorees and initial list of performers and special guests announced.
Brian Stokes Mitchell<br/>
Brian Stokes Mitchell

The Actors Fund will honor Joe Lanteri/The NYC Dance Alliance and philanthropists Barbara and Donald Tober at the Career Transition For Dancers' 31st Anniversary Jubilee September 26 at 6 PM at the New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway).

The gala benefit evening is presented by the Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation and will benefit The Actors Fund’s CTFD services for the dance community. The celebration, dedicated to dance advocate and past CTFD president Alex Dubé, will begin at 6 PM with cocktails, followed by the 7 PM dinner, live auction and entertainment.

The evening, produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo, will include tribute performances by Tony Waag and American Tap Dance Foundation; Arthur Murray Dance Center, Columbus Circle; Ballet NY; Broadway Dance Lab; Lynn Cohen; Cincinnati Ballet; Complexions; Dance Theatre of Harlem; Natalie Enterline; Parsons Dance; Melanie LaPatin; Mark Stuart Dance Theater; The Rockette Alumnae; and Joanna Rush, Kick. Special guests will include George De La Pena, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bebe Neuwirth, Desmond Richardson, Tommy Tune and more.

The Actors Fund and Career Transition For Dancers merged their programs and services to dancers and the dance community this year. The merger, according to press notes, “integrated the services of Career Transition For Dancers, which assists dancers during and post-career with career planning and transition, into the ongoing programs of The Actors Fund, a humans services organization with services that help everyone who works in entertainment and the performing arts."

Patron tickets are $750 and $1,500 each. Tables for 10 start at $7,500. For gala information and tickets, call (212) 228-7446, ext. 11 or email For more information and updates, visit


The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment. Visit

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