CAPEZIO Celebrates 130th Anniversary with Star-Studded, Entertainment Event - Monday, May 14th 2018 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas

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Capezio set to celebrate 130 year anniversary with spectacular entertainment event. NIGEL LYTHGOE to host the evening honoring DEBBIE ALLEN for "Life Achievement" and other important trailblazers in the dance industry.

Capezio celebrates its’ 130th anniversary with spectacular entertainment event on Monday, May 14th at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, NV. A magnificent production will highlight some of the magical history of Capezio with numerous dance legends and stars of stage and screen saluting this monumental milestone. This HISTORIC Event will present some of the best in American dance and entertainment. The show will be produced and directed by former Joffrey Ballet star, Ann Marie DeAngelo. “So You Think You Can Dance” Producer and Judge, NIGEL LYTHGOE will host the star-studded event which is sponsored by Break The Floor Productions and New York City Dance Alliance.

This year’s Capezio Dance Awards introduces a historic first – unlike any other year in the award’s history, The Capezio Dance Foundation will present awards to recipients of multiple dance genres and honor several important trailblazers in the industry. Honorees include DEBBIE ALLEN for “Life Achievement” as a dancer, actress, choreographer, director, teacher and producer; Wendy Whelan for Ballet as a former New York City Ballet principal ballerina, and current programs promoter for emerging choreographers; David Parsons for Modern Dance as a world-renowned modern dance choreographer; Michelle Dorrance for Tap as an exceptional dancer and innovative choreographer; and Steve “Mr. Wiggles” Clemente for Hip Hop as a leading pioneer and inventor within his style. Legendary tap dancer and past awardee, SAVION GLOVER will be a presenter.

The 130-year-old iconic brand has a track record of working with some of the world’s top talent. Capezio has long been a brand that recognizes outstanding artistry and athleticism. Every year, the Capezio Dance Foundation bestows the Capezio Dance Award “in recognition of significant contributions to dance in the United States.” The Foundation, a philanthropic organization funded by the leading dance and apparel brand typically presents the award to individual dancers, choreographers, critics, teachers, producers and administrators. Awardees are selected by an independent committee of distinguished national advisors.

About Capezio
Founded in 1887 by master craftsman, Salvatore Capezio, cobbler to the Metropolitan Opera. Capezio quickly gained a reputation as the finest shoe-maker for dancers and performers worldwide. His original shop became a legendary gathering place and shoe resource for storied dancers like Anna Pavlova. Capezio is the global leader in dance and a household name, widely known and cherished by dancers of all ages. With 130 years of quality craftsmanship, dedicated customer service and timeless design to its name, Capezio has been making footwear and apparel that have inspired greatness in studios, on stages and runways world-wide. It is this rich heritage of supporting dance in all its forms and celebrating movement as a means of creative expression that has made it the brand of choice. The brand is headquartered in New York and New Jersey and has international offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Hong Kong.

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