Back To Buffalo 2: UB Dance Alumni All-Star Concert to Be Held Sept. 25

Performance will benefit the Center for the Arts' Dance Residency Program

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: August 27, 2010 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Back To Buffalo 2: UB Dance Alumni All-Star Concert on Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by the UB Alumni Association.

The center's Dance Residency Outreach Program brings professional dance companies into area schools for workshops, demonstrations and performances. Since 1997, more than a dozen professional visiting artists have provided more than 20,000 students with free dance performances and workshops.

Additionally, the Dance Residency helps attract prospective students and affords UB dance majors the opportunity to take part in master classes with international professional artists. This program allows the center to give back to the community while helping UB's Department of Theatre and Dance provide its students with amazing experiences and connections in the performing arts.

After last year's sold-out dance alumni concert event, the center is pleased to announce Back To Buffalo 2, featuring another eclectic group of accomplished alumni. All proceeds from the performance will benefit the spring 2011 Taylor 2 residency.

Currently scheduled to perform (bios are available at

• Amanda Benzin (Jump Rhythm Jazz Project)

• Katie Heintz (Houston Metropolitan Dance Company)

• Claire Jacob-Zysman (Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company)

• Jenny Laroche (Rockette – The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, television, film)

• Matt Pardo (Eisenhower Dance Ensemble)

• Danielle Sheather (Stiletto Entertainment/Holland America)

• Gina Pero (Rockette -- The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, television, film)

• Richard Ashworth (Chicago Tap Theater)

In addition, UB's Zodiaque Dance Company will perform a piece choreographed by Jon Lehrer. Jon's company LehrerDance (including recent UB graduate Colleen Walsh) will also perform.

Learn from the All-Stars: Master classes will be offered for both junior students (ages 11-14) and advanced students (15 and up) on Sept. 26. Visit for registration details.

Tickets for Back To Buffalo 2: UB Dance Alumni All-Star Concert are $26.50 general admission and $13 for students. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and all Ticketmaster locations, including To charge tickets call 1-800-745-3000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For more information call 716-645-2787.