Chita Rivera


Due to the global pandemic, the Chita Rivera Awards, originally scheduled for May 17 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place), will be postponed until later in the year, it was announced today by Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, IncLanteri produces in conjunction with Patricia Watt. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

The NYU Box office will automatically be issuing a full refund for purchased ticket(s). No action is required. This refund may take 1-7 days to process and appear on your statement. Please note that the NYU Box Office located at 566 Laguardia Place is currently closed for all in person sales and activity. Contact with any questions or concern

Carrying the name of one of the great dance icons of the American musical theater, the Chita Rivera Awards celebrate dance and choreographic excellence – past, present and future. The awards honor the superb achievement of each nominee, while recognizing the talents and passion of every theatrical choreographer and dancer. Additionally, through education and scholarships, the awards are committed to nurturing future generations, as well as preserving notable dance history.

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation College Scholarship Program will be the beneficiary of the event.  Since the inception of the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, 3 million dollars have been awarded to over 300 dancers attending 42 of the most prestigious college dance programs in the country.