A Letter From the Gala Chair

Dear Friends of Dance,

It is my honor, as Gala Chair and alumnus of the Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department, to cordially invite you to celebrate the closing of another wonderful season at our annual Dance Gala on May 10, 2019!

We are excited to share our preparation, discipline, passion, and talent, as we showcase the next generation of dance professionals we present to the arts community.

As a 1996 graduate of MMC’s BFA program, I have observed the department’s growth and commitment to dance with great pride. The dedication of our leadership and faculty in nurturing the artistic and academic growth of our students has never been stronger! This year’s program offers our students the opportunity to work alongside celebrated choreographers and performers such as the wonderful list of guest artists you see above.

As I look back at my time at Marymount Manhattan College, I cherish the instruction, appreciation of community, confidence, and sense of leadership passed on to us – the very same guidance that continues to shape who we are today. 

My MMC experience would not have been possible without the opportunity afforded by aid in the form of scholarships. Your attendance at this year’s Gala and your generous financial gifts directly impact our continued ability to create artistic global citizens. It also shows our Marymount Manhattan family that talent extends beyond circumstance, and that achieving your dreams is possible.

I invite you to join President Kerry Walk, Dance Department Chair Katie Langan, the Dance Advisory Board, faculty, students, and alumni as we celebrate our esteemed Dance Department.

We look forward to raising a glass with you at our Dance Gala on May 10, 2019.
Anthony Lopez
Class of 1996