Actors Fund to Honor Catherine Zeta-Jones, Robert Fairchild, Carrie Ann Inaba
The Fund's Career Transition for Dancers Jubilee Gala will be held on November 1 in New York City.
The Actors Fund has announced its honorees for the Actors Fund's Career Transition for Dancers Jubilee Gala, set for November 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis. The gala will benefit 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.
Honorees at this year's gala will be 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).
The celebration begins at 6pm with cocktails and is followed by a 7pm dinner, live auction, and performances. The evening, produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo, will include 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.
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.