This week was very cool for a number of reasons!
I made my NYC City Center debut at Career Transition for Dancers 28th Anniversary Jubilee BROADWAY & BEYOND celebrating Theatre and Dance. This diverse program full of amazing talent honored the iconic Ann-Margaret with such celebs as Liza Minnelli and Rosie O’Donnell. My brush with fame was topped off with a terrific performance of Josh Prince’s “Doggy in the Window,” which won him DanceBreak a few years back and how he became choreographer of Broadway’s Shrek the Musical. And I must give love and credit to Career Transition for Dancers. This is truly a great resource for anyone transitioning or simply in need of advice and guidance. I highly recommend their services and expertise for whatever one may need.
Then the very next day my choreography was showcased as a finale to the United Colors of Fashion 3rd Annual Gala. UCOF is a New York City-based non-profit organization whose core mission is to empower youth through fashion. Locally under-resourced youth are mentored AND provisions of financial assistance, food, and clothing are offered to youth in South Africa who are living with HIV/AIDS, sickle cell anemia and paralysis.
It was a privilege to be part of such honorable organizations and use dance as a means of awareness, growth, and community.
Moving in that direction of commendable companies, I have begun working as a leadership trainer in the The Leadership Program. Leadership is a dynamic urban organization that enriches lives, emboldens confidence and expands options by building strong leaders in classrooms and communities. This incredible program is capable of achieving real change in school cultures and I am super excited to work with my Bronx middle schoolers in our afterschool dance club.