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My View: Dancing With The Stars At The Career Transition For Dancers Gala

My View: Dancing With The Stars At The Career Transition For Dancers Gala

The Actors Fund’s Career Transition For dancers Jubilee gala was held in the New York Marriot Marquis last night and we were there.  It was hosted by Tony & Emmy Award-winning Actress Bebe Neuwirth and honored Dancer Choreographer & Television dance Competion judge Carrie Ann Inaba, Academy & Tony Award-winning Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tony Award nominee and New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Robert Fairchild.

Ann Marie DeAngelo produced and directed the evening which featured special appearances and performances by Bugles Dance Theatre, Josp Prince’s Broadway Dance lab, National dance Institute, Bob Fosse’s “Steam Heat” from The Pagama Game, choreographers Sara Brians and Randy Skinner, dancers formally with Cirque du Soleil and Nevada Ballet theatre and a Special Tribute by Martine Van Hamel, former Principal dancer with American Ballet theatre.

(For complete photos of this Gala go to

Catherine Zet-Jones, Stephen Sorokoff, Michael Douglas

Carrie Ann Inaba

Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa & Carrie Ann Inaba

Eda Sorokoff, Joe Benincasa, CEO Actors Fund, Abby Schroeder, Vice Chair Actors Fund

Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joe Benincasa

Michael Douglas & Eda Sorokoff

Mercedes Ellington, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

Christina Rose & Rodolfo Kaufman

Donna Soloway, Savion Glover, Eda Sorokoff



Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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