SPRING GALA 2022
REGISTRATION FOR THE IN-PERSON SPRING GALA IS NOW CLOSED.
Professional Children’s School is thrilled to host our annual Spring Gala at the beautiful new Rooftop at Edison Ballroom. Join us in celebration of our students and alumni to raise much-needed support for the school, as 46% of our students receive financial aid in order to attend Professional Children’s School.
*We are also offering a Virtual Stream Ticket option on a pay-what-you-can model. If you are not located near NYC or are unable to attend the event in-person, we encourage you to sign up for the Virtual Stream. This stream will feature the presentations of the PCS Legacy Award and the student performances. Click here to register for the virtual event!
The Rooftop and South Ballroom are beautiful new spaces at Edison, and will allow for a lovely, open-air socializing and dining experience, which can be covered and climate controlled in the event of inclement weather. The Rooftop at Edison Ballroom is located at 221 West 46th Street in Manhattan, with the entrance located inside The Edison Hotel.
PCS SPRING GALA
Monday, April 25, 2022
at The Rooftop at Edison Ballroom
6:30 P.M. Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres on the Rooftop
7:30 P.M. Dinner on the Rooftop
8:45 P.M.* Presentations in the South Ballroom of The Legacy Award for distinguished alumni and powerful performances by PCS students in an inspiring, professionally produced show.As per the guidelines from The Edison Ballroom, masks are optional at this event.
Please Note: As per the guidelines from The Edison Ballroom, masks are optional at this event. PCS maintains its policy that attendees for social gatherings be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This information is subject to change.
We are pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the PCS Legacy Award:
ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO ‘00
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, who attended PCS from grades 8 through 12, began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He is a GRAMMY nominee, a recipient of the 2020 Beverly Sills Award from the Metropolitan Opera, a winner of the 2020 Opera News Award, and Musical America’s 2019 Vocalist of the Year. Costanzo has appeared with many of the world’s leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Dallas Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, and Finnish National Opera. In concert he has sung with the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, NDR at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, and the London Symphony Orchestra, among others.
SAMUEL AKINS ‘14
Ballet dancer Samuel Akins, who attended PCS from grades 10 through 12, started his ballet training in Birmingham, Alabama, at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Akins moved to New York at 14 years old to continue his training with the School of American Ballet, while pursuing academics at PCS. After graduating from SAB and PCS, Akins went on to dance with the Los Angeles Ballet and the Alabama Ballet. Akins later moved to Australia where he struggled to find work as a Black ballet dancer. Out of frustration and necessity for change in 2021, Akins co-founded the advocacy organization "Diverse Dancers Australia” through which he advocates for greater equity, diversity, and inclusion on a national level. Currently, Akins lives in Paris and dances with L’Opera National de Paris.
The Professional Children's School Legacy Award recognizes distinguished members of the School's alumni community who have displayed outstanding professional contributions in the performing and visual arts, competitive athletics, and other endeavors. Legacy Award recipients embody the mission of PCS and reflect the professional diversity of our student body.
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