Beth Leavel to Host 2024 Fire Island Dance Festival | Playbill

Broadway Cares Beth Leavel to Host 2024 Fire Island Dance Festival

Featured performances have also been revealed for the weekend of dance and celebration, which benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS.

Beth Leavel

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy ChaperoneLempicka) is set to host the 2024 Fire Island Dance Festival, held July 19-21 at Fire Island Pines. The weekend of dance and celebration benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program within Broadway Cares.

The festival includes numerous performances, celebrating established and emerging dance companies. This year's choreographers include Gilbert Bolden III, a New York City Ballet soloist. Bolden's piece will be performed by Bolden, India Bradley, Jules Mabie, and Mira Nadon, who is the first Asian American principal dancer in New York City Ballet history. 

Choreographer Keerati Jinakunwipha, the first Asian American woman to be commissioned to choreograph for New York City Ballet, will also present a world premiere at the festival. Featured dancers will include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Chalvar Monteiro. The work is presented in collaboration with Asbury Park Dance Festival. 

Ingrid Silva, co-founder of Blacks in Ballet, will present a world premiere quartet performed by Jonathan Batista (a principal at Pacific Northwest Ballet), Nayara Lopes (a principal at Philadelphia Ballet), and Dylan Santos. 

The Paul Taylor Dance Company will also be featured, sharing an excerpt from resident choreographer Lauren Lovette's all-male work Echo. Additional artists will be announced at a later date.

Last year's festival, which was hosted by Tony and Olivier winner Alan Cumming, raised record-breaking funds, a total of $700,572. 

Since its debut in 1995, Fire Island Dance Festival has raised more than $8.4 million to help provide medication, nutritious meals, counseling, and emergency financial assistance to those in need in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Today’s Most Popular News:

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting with your ad blocker.
Thank you!