"With casual swagger and his trademark enthusiasm, d'Amboise seems like just a regular guy—until he starts jumping. He finishes off a series of four consecutive double tours (at 3:15) with a triumphant toss of the head, then hangs midair in his double cabrioles, showing off his spectacular beats before he even thinks about landing."
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"Neuwirth and long-time NDI supporter and Chairman of GFP Real Estate Jeffrey R. Gural were honored at NDI’s annual gala. The sit-down dinner featured entertainment by guest performers and the children of NDI, hosted by emcee Terrence Mann (who appeared alongside Neuwirth in Broadway's The Addams Family)."
Broadway World: BWW Review NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE’s 42nd Annual Gala Raised Funds and Offered Joyous Dancing by the Schoolchildren
"Nearly 500 guests flocked to the ballroom of the Zeigfield Theatre in NYC on the evening of April 30th 2018 for the 42nd annual Gala of the National Dance Institute (NDI)."
Dance Network: National Dance Institute’s 2018 Annual Gala; Dance Network’s Red Carpet Recap of The Star Studded Event
"Our creative energy is part of what makes us human, it’s part of our whole being,” Neuwirth told the Network. “You have to give children a box of crayons, you have to beat a drum and let them beat a drum, you have to play music for children, because… everyone needs to express… it’s part of our health and core needs as humans… everybody needs arts in their life in some way."
"The National Dance Institute raised more than $1.5 million at its 42nd Annual gala on April 30. The proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s arts education programs. Three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann hosted the event, which featured about 500 guests, dinner, an auction and plenty of cocktails."
"On April 30, the National Dance Institute (NDI) honored Bebe Neuwirth at its annual gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom."
Dance Teacher: The National Dance Institute’s Annual Gala Honors Tony-Award Winning Dancer Bebe Neuwirth
"Last night the National Dance Institute, founded by Jacques d'Amboise, hosted its 42nd Annual Gala at the Zeigfeld Ballroom in New York City. The non-profit's largest fundraising event of the year raised $1.5 million, with all proceeds benefitting the organization's arts education programs." Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images for NDI
"Harlem’s National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, hosted its 42nd Annual Gala at the Zeigfeld Ballroom in New York City."
"That same enthusiasm was a hallmark of d’Amboise’s virtuoso dancing at City Ballet, where he performed for some 35 years before retiring, just before turning 50, in the early ’80s."
The Dance Enthusiast: National Dance Institute will honor Tony Award-winning dancer, singer & actress Bebe Neuwirth at 42nd Annual Gala
"This year NDI will honor Tony Award-winning dancer, singer, and actress, Bebe Neuwirth for her passionate support of dance and arts education. NDI will also honor long-time NDI supporter and Chairman of GFP Real Estate Jeffrey R. Gural. The event will begin with a festive cocktail reception for its nearly 500 guests, followed by an elegant sit-down dinner punctuated by a spirited live auction, an honors presentation, and special performances by the children of National Dance Institute that will send guests’ spirits and hearts soaring! The evening will be emceed by three-time Tony award nominee Terrence Mann."