Saturday, January 23, 2016
World-renowned, former Alvin Ailey dancer Sarita Allen will headline the Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau’s Eleventh Annual Dance Benefit, 7 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Tickets for Dancing to the Beat of Youth are on sale now at the WPPAC box office, online at Vendini.com and at the White Plains Youth Bureau.
Ms. Allen’s dancing career has spanned more than four decades and taken her around the world, performing some of Ailey’s signature dances. The Seattle native, who has long considered New York her home, started her professional dancing career with the Arthur Mitchell company after earning a scholarship to the Mitchell school while she was a young teenager. Ms. Allen joined the Ailey Company shortly afterwards and has danced with former Ailey dancers we have come to know in White Plains, such as Aubrey Lynch II, Director of Dance at the Harlem School of the Arts and Marlene Furtick, former Director of the Westchester County Youth Bureau.
The Friends also will honor three community leaders at the event: Assistant District Attorney Susan Brownbill-Vega, El Centro Hispano board member and volunteer Millie Castro and former White Plains Common Council President, Dennis Power.
Other artists at the upcoming Benefit include, the O’Rourke Irish Dancers, Meena Chen, performing a traditional Indian dance and the Fusion dancers, a collaborative program between the Youth Bureau and the Steffi Nossen School of Dance.
General admission tickets for the event are $30 and $50. VIP tickets, which include a post-performance reception, are $125.
For more information contact Adrienne Rivers, [email protected], 914-422-1378.
Event Location and Ticket Information
White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Place
White Plains, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm