Evidence Dance Company’s Hampton Fundraiser in New York


Steven Thompson said, “Dance is an art, paint your dream and follow it.” Evidence Dance Company founded by internationally acclaimed choreographer Ronald K. Brown, is holding its 9th annual, “On Our Toes” Hampton’s Fundraiser on August 18, 2012.  This fundraiser is from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will be held at The Hayground School, 151 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton, NY.


The fundraiser will be honoring the legendary Ruby Dee, with The 2012 Lifetime Achievement Gatekeeper Award and Jason Moran, award-winning jazz musician and composer with The 2012 Visionary Gatekeeper Award.  The afternoon benefit will also be presenting Evidence, A Dance Company’s special performance of Better Days, choreographed by founder Ronald Brown.

The mission of Evidence is to promote the understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling.  The funds donated at this gala will help to support Evidence’s many outreach programs in communities across America which help to teach young people the meaning and importance of community service.

Contribued by Sora Vernikoff


Jessica Tiare Bowen
Jessica Tiare Bowen lives in the juicy Big Apple with her adorable pink-nosed chihuahua, Gillman. He's the inspiration for her first published children's book, "Park Avenue Pound Puppy." The book is the combined result of her two greatest passions: pooches and penning stories.

Her passions include art, urban hikes through Manhattan, drinking coffee with 3 creams and 6 sugars, making extremely detailed itineraries and traveling to far away places, singing along to Broadway shows, Netflix movie nights, discovering incredible treasures at Goodwill and thrift stores, and listening to stories from little people under 7 and big people over 70.

She started her career as New York City Teaching Fellow, teaching elementary school and theater arts at a special education school in the South Bronx for 6 years. She is now a Special Education School Improvement Specialist working in public schools throughout New York City. She is the Editor-In-Chief of the online New York City travel magazine, Used York City. The magazine focuses on finding the best of New York...as used by New Yorkers. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and an ASPCA Ambassador.
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