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The 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements in dance on Broadway and in film, takes place on Monday, May 16, 2016. This year’s Award Recipients are Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Nigel Lythgoe, Creator & Executive Director of So You Think You Can Dance.


The gala evening, which will be held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York, will commence with a Red Carpet & VIP Cocktail Reception at 6:00 p.m. The Performances & Awards will start at 7:30 p.m. after which a VIP After Party will be held at the Hebrew Union College.  There will be a special appearance by actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco. Producing the event are Patricia Watt, NYC Dance Alliance, Fred Astaire Studios, Todd Allan, and Beth Bogush. Associate Producers are Jessica Zippin and Alix Michel.


All proceeds from the event will benefit non-profit 501 c(3) organization The Douglas Watt Family Fund for the Performing Arts, which provides Dance and Movement Therapy for autistic and disabled children in New York City. The goal of the organization is to bring artistic expression to the developmentally disabled children in our community.


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