Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation’s Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala is a star-studded evening of song and dance, raising funds the foundation which since 2010 has awarded over $17 million in college scholarships to hundreds of student dancers across the country. Each year the gala honors an individual who has greatly contributed to the dance and arts communities, past honorees have included Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mikhail Baryshnikov & Roberta Flack. This year will honor Debbie Allen.

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity, committed to broadening performing arts awareness while advocating education and high standards of excellence in dance. NYCDAF is dedicated to investing in the next generation of professional performers by offering scholarships for secondary and college education. For more information, visit