Join the Young Patrons and NYCB for the 20th Anniversary of the Fire Island Dance Festival
Sunday, July 20
Fire Island Pines, NY

Tickets are $175 and include all of the following:
  • round trip chartered bus and ferry service to Fire Island Pines; wine and cheese to be served on bus
  • luncheon at a private home
  • the bayside performance
  • a reception to follow, with open bar
Your ticket directly supports Dancers Responding to AIDS and $50 is tax deductible.

To purchase tickets, contact Skip at Dancers Responding to AIDS at (212) 840-0770, ext. 268 or email him at  Be sure to mention code "New York City Ballet" to receive this package. 

The Performance Includes
  • Ailey II, presenting the beloved “Wade in the Water” from Revelations, an exciting return after the piece was performed at Fire Island Dance Festival in 2003
  • BalletCollective, displaying the collaborative vision of artists from different genres in an intriguing new work choreographed by Troy Schumacher, a member of the corps de ballet for New York City Ballet, with NYCB Soloist Ashley Laracey and Corps de Ballet Member Harrison Coll.
  • Kristine Bendul, Waldemar Quiñones-Villanueva & Ryan Worsing, performing In the Garden, an elegant pas de trois originally choreographed and performed for Broadway Bares VII by Arte Phillips
  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet, known for its aesthetically dynamic multicultural style, premiering a piece choreographed by Marcelo Gomes
  • Marcelo Gomes, renowned Principal Dancer for American Ballet Theatre, performing the romantic balcony pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet, with American Ballet Theater Corps de Ballet Member Luciana Paris.
  • Nick Kenkel, a gifted Broadway veteran-turned-choreographer and director, premiering an energetic, Afropop-infused group number
  • Sara Mearns, principal dancer for New York City Ballet, starring with eight male dancers in a new work created by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Josh Bergasse
  • Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, a San Francisco-based company sharing the cultural richness of Hawaii through hula dance, featuring a male trio with innovative hula choreographer Patrick Makuakāne
  • MOMIX, the consistently inventive dance company, presenting the visually stunning "Man Fan," a male solo using a 22-foot-tall fan in a duet with the wind
    Desmond Richardson, a dance legend who performed at the first Fire Island Dance Festival, showcasing his keen understanding of musical phrasing and unmateched technique in Moonlight Solo
NYCB Private Transportation Details
  • Travel time from NYC to Fire Island Pines: 2 – 2.5 hours.
  • The YPC bus will leave promptly at 11 AM in front of Lincoln Center, at 62nd St. and Columbus Ave. (We suggest arriving by 10:45 AM)
  • The bus will connect to the Sayville Fire Island Pines Ferry, leaving at 1:20 PM. The luncheon will start at 3:00 PM, and the performance will start at 5:00 PM.
  • The ferry will leave at 7:45 PM, for an expected return to Lincoln Center at 9:30 PM.
  • Fare included in the ticket price
About the Fire Island Dance Festival
Fire Island Dance Festival, the most anticipated event of the season on Fire Island, returns July 18-20, 2014, for its stunning 20th anniversary edition, featuring some of the most exciting and talked-about dance companies in the industry. The Festival, produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, is performed outdoors against the dazzling backdrop of the Great South Bay. Since the summer of 1995, Fire Island Dance Festival has grown to become the cultural and charitable event of the summer in Fire Island Pines.

Dancers Responding to AIDS, founded in 1991 by former Paul Taylor Dance Company members Denise Roberts Hurlin and Hernando Cortez, relies on the extraordinary compassion and efforts of the performing arts community to fund a safety net of social services for those in need. As a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, DRA supports more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide as well as the essential programs of The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative and The Dancers' Resource.

Questions? Contact Colby Kane at or (212) 870-5675.