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Tony Award Winners Join 25th Anniversary for Career Transition for Dancers'

TONY AWARD Winners Tommy Tune, Karen Ziemba

Join Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking & Chita Rivera

ROLEX Presents

Career Transition For Dancers’

25th ANNIVERSARY SILVER JUBILEE

A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE

Hosted by ANGELA LANSBURY five-time Tony Award Winner

Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00pm  New York CITY CENTER

Rolex presents Career Transition For Dancers’ 25th ANNIVERSARY SILVER JUBILEE:A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVEon Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th and 7th  Ave) NYC.  It will be followed by an Anniversary Supper with the Stars at the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton New York.  Joining the celebration are some additional Tony Award Winners: Tommy Tune, Karen Ziemba along with the previously announced Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking and Chita Rivera.

 Hosted by Angela Lansbury, the five-time Tony Award-winning actress, and legendary star of musicals, films and television icon; the spectacular evening will highlight magical moments from past glittering galas.  Featuring artists from some of America’s greatest dance companies along with show-stopping Broadway numbers and more stars, this once-in-a-lifetime event is not-to-be-missed! Honoring a quarter century of support, Career Transition For Dancers connects dancers to their future, and embraces the unique legacy of dance and dancers that enriches the human condition.  It is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. 

Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD), with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, has helped over 4,600 professional dancers in 47 states identify their unique talents in preparation for establishing new careers when dance is no longer an option. Since its founding in 1985, the organization has provided more than 46,000 hours (equivalent to over $4 million) of one-on-one career counseling and program services - at no cost - and has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships for education, entrepreneurial grants, and certification programs. CTFD also provides dancers with specialized services that include transition seminars and workshops, peer support groups, resource centers, a toll-free national career counseling hotline, a website, and a National Career Network.      www.careertransition.org

The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse Center for Dancers is located at 165 West 46th Street Suite 701 (at Broadway – the Actors’ Equity Building) NYC 10036.  CTFD’s phone number is (212) 764-0172 and the fax is (212) 764-0343.  In Los Angeles: 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 455, LA, CA 90036, tel. (323) 549-6660 and fax (323) 549-6810. In Chicago: at Hubbard Street Dance Center, 1147 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607; tel. (312) 666-0234 and fax (312) 455-8240.    

The 25th Anniversary Chairs are Michele Herbert, Anka K. Palitz, Nicole Sexton and Allen Brill.  Gala Chairs are Victor Elmaleh, Michele Riggi, James D. Rigler and Susan Fawcett Sosin.  The Dinner Chair is Janice Becker; Auction Chairs are Ann Van Ness and Heléne Alexopoulos Warrick; West Coast Chair is Roberta Silbert; and the Journal Chair is Craig Dix.  Vice Chairs are Gayle Conran, Alexander J. Dubé, Mercedes Ellington, Niko Elmaleh, Christina Rose and Irene Shen.  Honorary Chairs are Cynthia Gregory, Bebe Neuwirth, Sono Osato, Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera, Lisa Niemi Swayze and Tommy Tune. (in formation)

Patron tickets are $600, $750 and $1,200 each. Tables for 10 start at $7,500. Patron tickets and tables include premium performance seating, post-performance Anniversary Supper with the Stars, dancing and a live auction at the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton New York. Sponsorships and Jubilee Journal ads are also available.  For gala tickets please call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at (212) 228-7446 x33. For group sales call (718) 499-9691.  Show only tickets are also available.

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