Debbie Allen, Misty Copeland, Phylicia Rashad & More Recognize Dance Giants During World AIDS Day

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Debbie Allen, Misty Copeland, And More Honored During World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day Dance Giants

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Friday night, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) hosted Keeping The Promise – One Million Lives In Care: Celebrating Icons of Dance. The event was held in partnership with legendary choreographer/dancer and filmmaker, Debbie Allen, at the historic Apollo Theater in New York City. Special guests included Award Winning Entertainers: Phylicia Rashad, Norm Nixon, Misty Copeland, Jennifer Holliday, Melba Moore, George Faison, Gordon Chambers, Lillias White, Notable Choreographer: Louis Johnson,  Dance Theater Of Harlem’s Robert Garland, Emil Wilbekin, Kevin Powell, and AHF President, Michael Weinstein. The evening featured performances by the Syncopated Ladies, Philadanco, Ailey II, the Dance Theater Of Harlem and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. In addition to saluting the pioneers of dance, AHF recognized Debbie Allen with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding service in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  See more event photos by hitting the flip!

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