I am proud to announce Dancers Love Dogs, a non-profit organization in South Africa that's helping reduce the population of homeless dogs by donating 100% of annual dance performance tickets to mass sterilization of dogs in shelters. To date, Dancers Love Dogs has made over 1,000 sterilizations possible since the organization was founded by Brigitte Reeve Taylor in May 2012.
I'm also honored to be the 'poster pup' for Dancers Love Dogs. In my poster is one of Gelsey Kirkland's pointe shoes worn in her performance of "La Sylphide" with American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center NYC in 1979. Gelsey generously granted her pointe shoes to my mom (a little girl at that time). Now, over 30 years later, Gelsey's pointe shoes are a gift that keep on giving.
"Vivi's Ballerina Dreams" shows how a dream came true...
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