dance parade announces its 2010 GRAND MARSHALS!!

Dance Critic Elizabeth Zimmer, DJ Jellybean Benitez, and Amy Marshall and Ellenore Scott Lead Thousands of Dancers Down Broadway
The fourth annual Dance Parade New York announced that finalist Ellenore Scott from season six of “So You Think You Can Dance” will lead thousands of dancers for the 2010 parade. She will be joined by dance critic and author Elizabeth Zimmer, DJ Jellybean Benitez, and Amy Marshall, founder of Amy Marshall Dance Company.
On May 22, 1:00 PM, the only parade in the United States solely devoted to dance will feature over 5,000 dancers and 60 different styles. Additionally, Scott will kick off the post-parade dance festival as the first performer of the afternoon.
imageEllenore Scott
2010 Grand Marshal
Ellenore Scott

Ellenore Scott most recently won America’s heart and votes with her dynamic performances on SYTYCD. In addition to appearing on the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, she has danced with numerous dance companies including The Von Howard Project. As a choreographer, she assisted Earl Mosley in setting “Saddle Up!” on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Scott received Honorable Mention from National Foundation for the Advancement of Arts and is an honors graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School (the “FAME” school).

imageElizabeth Zimmer
2010 Grand Marshal
Elizabeth Zimmer

Elizabeth Zimmer writes for Metro, Ballet Review, and other publications. She is the editor of Body Against Body: The Dance and Other Collaborations of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (Station Hill Press, 1989). She has studied many forms of dance, and performed in works of Joshua Fried, Jamie Cunningham & Tina Croll, and Christopher Williams. Zimmer has lectured across the U.S., Canada, Taiwan, and in Italy.

imageDJ Jellybean Benitez
2010 Grand Marshal
DJ Jellybean Benitez

Internationally renowned DJ Jellybean Benitez has produced and/or remixed over one-hundred “Top 10” hits and more than thirty-five #1 records for legendary artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and others. He has composed themes for hit TV programs including The Ricki Lake Show and PBS’s American Family, as well as films Carlito’s Way and Species. Benitez’s weekly syndicated mixshow reaches millions of listeners worldwide. In 2005 he was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.

imageAmy Marshall
2010 Grand Marshal
Amy Marshall

Performer, choreographer, professor and executive director Amy Marshall’s performance affiliations include Paul Taylor, David Parsons, H. T. Chen and Dancers, Cortez and Company. She founded Amy Marshall Dance Company in 2000. The company’s mission is to embody life’s complexity and the pure elation it imparts to the world.


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