Special Events

2019-2020 Special Events

Janaury 27, 2020College Scholarship Audition (in conjunction with Destiny Rising)
January 27, 2020"DESTINY RISING" at The Joyce Theater
TBAChita Rivera Awards
July 1, 2019National College Scholarship Audition

DESTINY RISING at The Joyce Theater

Janaury 27, 2020 7:30 PM

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation will celebrate awarding over $2.5 Million in college scholarships with a fundraising performance at The Joyce Theater on Monday evening, Janaury 27, 2020. Expect an evening of dance artistry featuring outstanding NYCDA alumni, the choreography of NYCDA faculty and special guest performances from prominent professional dance companies.... all benefiting the NYCDAF College Scholarship Program.

A post performance 'talk back' with the artists is open to ALL ticket holders!


Includes VIP Seating and After Party

After Party will be at Lasagna Restaurant across the street from the Joyce


Includes Orchestra Seating


Includes side Loge Seating or Front Row Orchestra

All tickets will be available at Will Call the day of the show.

Our 2019 Event

Performances by:

Complexions Contemporary Ballet


Marymount Manhattan College Dance Company

Tiler Peck, Principal, New York City Ballet

Roman Mejia, New York City Ballet

Michael Demby-Cain, Vocalist

Choreography by:

George Balanchine

Jonathan Campbell

Alexandra Damiani

Austin Diaz

Olympia Jordan

Rachel Kreiling

Gabrielle Lamb

Jason Luks

Dwight Rhoden

Suzi Taylor

Foundation Star Supporters:

Columbia Performing Arts Centre, MO

The Chita Rivera Awards

Date: TBA

NYU Skirball

6:00 PM Red Carpet Cocktail Party

7:30 PM Performance/Awards

9:00 PM VIP Reception

NYCDA serves as a co-producing sponsor for this annual star-studded event that celebrates the current season’s ‘Best of Dance’ on Broadway and in film. Joe Lanteri is the Director of the show and The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation is the beneficiaries of this fundraiser.

Past Special Guests Include: Ann Reinking, Joel Grey, Ben Vereen, Len Cariou, Lea Salonga, Norbert Leo Butz, Gavin Creel, Irina Dvorovenko, Robert Fairchild, Maurice Hines, Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Laura Osnes, Bryonha Parham, Stephanie Pope, Tony Yazbeck, Karen Ziemba, Tiler Peck, Marilu Henner, Richard Thomas, Brian Stokes Mitchell.

For ticket and event info: https://www.chitariveraawards....

REMEMBER: One dance studio may have the opportunity to perform at the awards ceremony. Check out the National Fundraising Campaign - Rewards & Incentives for full details.



Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU

566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012

2017 BLSS AD FINAL as of sept 29

6:00 PM

Red Carpet Cocktail Reception

NYU Skirball Center Lobby

7:30 PM NYCDA Foundation Gala Performance
9:00 PM

VIP Reception

Rosenthal Ballroom (10th Floor of NYU Skirball Center)


$350 VIP Ticket includes pre show reception, orchestra seating

and VIP after party

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$175 Ticket includes pre show reception and par terre seating

On Sale on August 1

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$50 Ticket includes balcony seating.

On Sale on August 1

For questions, call: (855)-NYC-5678

All VIP tickets will be held at Will Call at the theatre and can be picked up after 6:00pm on the day of the Gala.

This Gala evening serves as the biggest annual event for the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation. This is a NOT TO BE MISSED celebration of the eclectic nature of song and dance – including scholarship presentations, celebrity spokespeople, Broadway performances and appearances by a variety of artists, dance companies and special guests – PLUS a VIP red-carpet cocktail reception and after-party.




Andy Blankenbuehler

Jacques d’Amboise

Susan Jaffe

Jerry Mitchell

Desmond Richardson

Chita Rivera

Marc Terlizzi

Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Contact Travis Fritsche at 855-692-5678 or travis@nycdance.com for more information.

This will be an exciting evening and an entertainment extravaganza!