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by Michelle Brandon
September 26, 2011
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787 1178
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents
Broadway's Dancing Divas
Monday, September 26, 2011 at 7pm
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in association with Artists Collaborating Together with additional support from Broadway Dance Center presents Broadway's Dancing Divas on September 26, 2011 at 7pm at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at www.manhattanmovement.com.

As part of the ongoing series Monday's at the Movement, a new and innovative theater arts series that brings you up close and personal with the New York theater community's most celebrated artists, 15 female Broadway veterans will participate in a panel discussion. Broadway's Dancing Divas will speak candidly about their careers and lives before, during, and after Broadway, their highs and lows, and will discuss the entertainment business from a woman's point of view.

Scheduled to appear:
Stephanie Pope-Caffey (Fosse), Caitlin Carter (Chicago), Lorna Ventura (Wicked), Michelle Robinson (Black and Blue), Maria Torres (Swing), Deb Leamy (Fosse), Mary McCleod (Damn Yankees), Carolyn Doherty (Movin' Out), Allyson Tucker-Mitchell (Ragtime), Rosa Curry (Jelly's Last Jam), JoAnn Hunter (Kiss Me Kate) and Renee Monique Brown (The Color Purple), Karine Plantadit (Come Fly with Me).

A.C.T was designed specifically to meet the needs of the ever evolving artist, in this tough economic and creative downturn. A.C.T was created by veteran artists, Randy Davis, Erich McMillan-McCall and Maria Torres, who like many know all too well the harsh realities of the business as a result of the economy. This trio set out to change this by designing quality programming for artists taught by artists, intended to inspire and empower, at an affordable price even for those on fixed incomes. A.C.T strives to bring purpose and focus back to artists, putting us all on track to living our best creative lives. A.C.T strongly believes that the only way to accomplish this is with each other. A.C.T relishes the opportunity of taking on the challenge of opening the doors to artists collaborating together now and into the future. For more information about A.C.T., please visit: www.artistscollaboratingtogether.com.

About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet's executive artistic director.

As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.

mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac's studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.

For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.
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