The Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance Benefit Concert: Celebrating 25 Years

On April 15, 2024, more than 200 friends, family, and supporters of the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance program filled the Ailey Citigroup Theatre to watch the program’s annual benefit concert—and celebrate 25 years of an innovative partnership between Fordham University and the official school of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Since 1998, hundreds of professional dancers, teachers, lawyers, and nonprofit leaders have benefited from this unique partnership has been defined by an equal emphasis on both world-class dance training and a rigorous liberal arts education.

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All proceeds benefit the Denise Jefferson Memorial Scholarship Fund, an artistic merit scholarship that supports students for whom the opportunity to study in the BFA program may otherwise not be possible.

Thank you to this year's generous benefit sponsors and members of the 25th Anniversary fundraising committee:

Silver Sponsors Bronze Sponsors
Rick and Nancy Calero
Sharon and Eric Draghi
Patricia Dugan Perlmuth
Delia Peters
Rocco Andriola
Andrew Clark and
   Jessica Wade
Barbara Pryor
25th Anniversary Fundraising Committee

Patricia Dugan Perlmuth, FCLC ’79, Chair
Delia Peters, FCLC ’85, Honorary Chair
Maya Addie, FCLC ’21
Laura Auricchio, Ph.D., Dean, Fordham College at Lincoln
Antuan Byers, FCLC ’17
Andrew Clark, Ph.D., Ailey/Fordham BFA Co-Director
Sharon Draghi
Melanie Person, Ailey School Co-Director and Ailey/Fordham
   BFA Director

For more information about the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance Benefit Concert please contact The Office of Special Events at [email protected].