The National Dance Institute’s 46th Annual Gala Assists Millions Of Children Dance From Harlem To Hollywood

National Dance Institute’s 46th Annual Gala raised over $1.5 million to support its award-winning arts education programs that reach 60,000 children every year.

The event featured performances by children from New York City public schools who benefit from NDI’s arts education programs.

NDI celebrated Tony Award-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell as Artistic Honoree; Ellen Weinstein, NDI’s Artistic Director Emerita was honored with the Susan Newhouse Dream Maker Award; and Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of ADP, was the Corporate Honoree.

NDI has impacted more than two million children worldwide through its programming since Jacques d’Amboise founded the organization in 1976.

Photo credit: 1) L to R: Allyson Tucker, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ellen Weinstein, and Edith Hoffmann; Charlotte d’Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones. 2) Alec and Hilaria Baldwin. 3) Sarafina Belafonte, and Malena Belafonte. 4) Chita Rivera, and Ellen Weinstein. 5) L to R: Carlos Rodriguez, Ellen Weinstein, and and BrianStokes Mitchell. 6) Kay Gayner and Frank Wood.

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