As if Daniel Ulbricht didn’t already have enough on his plate. In addition to dazzling audiences at New York City Ballet and serving as artistic advisor for Manhattan Youth Ballet, he’s co-producing Dance Against Cancer: An Evening to Benefit the American Cancer Society. Held tonight at the AXA Equitable Theater in NYC, the event features an all-star line-up that includes leading artists from NYCB, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Paul Taylor Dance Company, as well as Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and Clifton Brown. Alessandra Ferri is also making an appearance, dancing the central pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain with NYCB’s Craig Hall.
All proceeds go towards the American Cancer Society. Ulbricht, whose mother is currently battling uterine cancer, started the gala event along with co-producer Erin Fogarty four years ago. Since then, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $100,000 for the organization. Interested in showing your support? Click here to donate.