Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones stop for a photo at the Actors Fund's Career Transition for Dancer Jubilee Gala at the new York Marriott Marquis.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones stop for a photo at the Actors Fund's Career Transition for Dancer Jubilee Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis.
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The Actors Fund held the Actors Fund's Career Transition for Dancers Jubilee Gala on November 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis. The gala benefited the Actors Fund's services for the dance community, which include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care, and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services.

Kelly Ripa snags a photo with honoree Carrie Ann Inaba.
Kelly Ripa snags a photo with honoree Carrie Ann Inaba.
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Honorees at this year's gala were dancer, choreographer, and television dance competition judge Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing With the Stars); Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actor Catherine Zeta-Jones (film adaptation of Chicago, A Little Night Music); and New York City Ballet principal dancer Robert Fairchild (Tony nominee for An American in Paris).

Carla Hall stopped for a photo.
Carla Hall stopped for a photo.
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The celebration began at 6pm with cocktails and was followed by a 7pm dinner, live auction, and performances. The evening, produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo, included special tribute performances by dancers and special guests including Buglisi Dance Theatre, Josh Prince's Broadway Dance Lab, Bob Fosse's "Steam Heat" from Sweet Charity, choreographers Sara Brians and Randy Skinner, dancers formerly with Cirque du Soleil, Nevada Ballet Theatre, and a special tribute by Martine Van Hamel, former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

Jill Paice, Leigh Ann Esty, Rebecca Eichenberger, Robert Fairchild, Max von Essen, and Sarah Esty gathered for a group photo.
Jill Paice, Leigh Ann Esty, Rebecca Eichenberger, Robert Fairchild, Max von Essen, and Sarah Esty gathered for a group photo.
(© David Gordon)

The Actors Fund and Career Transition for Dancers (CTFD) merged their services to the dance community in 2015. The merger integrated the services of CTFD into the ongoing programs of the Actors Fund, a human services organization that helps everyone who works in entertainment and the performing arts.