DANCE AGAINST CANCER

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center presents “Dance Against Cancer” on Monday, May 7, at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center at 248 W. 60th St., NYC (between Amsterdam and West End avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.

The event includes cocktails at 6:00 p.m., a performance at 7:00 p.m., and a reception at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at community.acsevents.org/danceagainstcancernyc. Sponsorships are also available for $1,000, which include: four tickets to the performance and reception, all-access pass to the tech rehearsals, and a signed photo with a benefit performer of your choice.

All proceeds from this event will benefit research initiatives as well as all patient and family services programs that American Cancer Society funds.

The evening’s performance, produced by New York City Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht and Manhattan Movement and Arts Center’s Erin Fogarty will feature dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Martha Graham Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Performers to include Ailey’s Matthew Rushing and Clifton Brown; NYCB’s Maria Kowroski, Tiler Peck, Lauren Lovette, Robert Fairchild, Amar Ramasar, Daniel Ulbricht; American Ballet Theatre’s Herman Cornejo; Boston Ballet’s Misa Kuranaga; Martha Graham Dance Company’s Katherine Crockett and more to be announced.

“Dance Against Cancer” is made possible by a generous space donation from Rose Caiola, the executive artistic director of Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. The evening is sponsored by the Brooklyn Brewery and Food Match, Inc.

About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company.

Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director.

The school is modeled after the European academies. The Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.

As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.

MMAC opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac’s studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.

For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.

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