LOS ANGELES, CA – July XX, 2015 –The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF) will present the fifth annual “Celebration of Dance” Gala at Club Nokia on Saturday, August 1 in Los Angeles. Presenters includeChristina Applegate, Jenna Elfman, Ben Vereen and Patricia Ward Kelly, who will be joined by International Emmy® Award-winning producer Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance) and Director Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Rock of Ages). There will be performances byJenna Dewan Tatum with dancer and choreographer Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance);Elizabeth Berkley; Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance and Performance Arts Academy; Body Traffic; Academy of Villains; Joffrey Ballet Dancers Fabrice Calmels and Victoria Jaiani; Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer and Sara “Lil Mini” Pheonix; and the Lulu Washington Dance Theatre and Dancer’s Inc. Additionally, there will be special performances from DFF Community Program recipient San Pedro City Ballet and a piece created by Stacey Tookey especially for the evening to be performed by DFF Scholarship recipients for this prestigious annual gala event.
This year’s DFF Inspiration Award will go to Debbie Reynolds. The DFF Inspiration Award is presented to an individual whose dance prowess, talent and gifts have delighted audiences and whose career in film, television and/or theater has left an indelible mark on the entertainment field.
George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn will receive the DFF Impact Award. The DFF Impact Award is presented to an individual or entity whose enthusiasm for and support of dance and the arts has had a major impact in terms of community, culture and country.
Joe Tremaine will receive the Gene Kelly Legacy Award presented by DFF and Gene Kelly Legacy, Inc. Kelly’s widow, Patricia Ward Kelly, will be on hand to present the award which is given to an artist whose career achievements best represent the innovative vision, creativity, and lasting contribution that Gene Kelly made not only to the art of dance on film but to the world as a whole, as an educator and cultural ambassador.
All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is threefold: to sponsor, fund and/or support dance education programs that expose children in low-income areas to the lifelong benefits of dance education through and with local community organizations; to provide scholarships to talented students studying at accredited or nationally regarded dance schools, studios or institutions; and in conjunction with recognized credentialing organizations, to support and increase the quality of all styles of dance education in the United States.
About The Dizzy Feet Foundation
The Dizzy Feet Foundation was founded in 2009 by producer Nigel Lythgoe and director Adam Shankman, among others to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States. Guided by a board representing all aspects of the American dance community, the foundation provides scholarships to talented students to support the next generation of professional dancers. The Dizzy Feet Foundation also strives to support, improve and increase access to dance education through the community dance programs they fund that expose children in low-income areas to the life-long benefits of dance. The Dizzy Feet Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization. For more information, go to www.dizzyfeetfoundation.org.
Doors Open: 5:30PM
Price: $75.00 – $150.00