Teachers lead classes to benefit Marinda Davis

Marinda Davis benefit workshopOn Sunday, January 31, some of New York’s brightest and best dance teachers and choreographers will host six classes at Ripley Grier Studios to benefit fellow teacher Marinda Davis, who is battling various health complications and struggling to pay her high medical bills.


The following dancers will lead classes: international educator Sheila Barker (jazz); The Brooklynettes Resident Choreographer Derek Mitchell (street jazz); Tribe Body faculty member Hannah Frederick (contemporary fusion); former Complexions Contemporary Ballet dancer Phil Orsano (contemporary fusion); producer and Joffrey Ballet School faculty member Emily Bufferd (contemporary); and Marinda’s assistants, Emily Brown and Stephanie Noble (various repertoire.)


The Eventbrite event outlines, “This workshop is not about auditioning or competing, but honoring a master teacher, choreographer and health advocate with a day of dance. With Marinda’s current state of health, there is nothing she would love more than to have people join together and do what she cannot in the city that she loves!”


Dancers can register for a full-day pass at $125, a two-class pass at $45 or a single-class pass at $25. For more information or to register, head to www.eventbrite.com. All proceeds go to Davis and her medical bills.    


If you are unable to participate in this day of dance but would like to show your support, visit this Benefit Page put together by Derek Mitchell. Click here to learn more about Davis’ career.


Photo: Marinda Davis for Broadway Dance Center. Photo courtesy of BDC.