Zodiaque Dance Company: 50th Anniversary Gala

Presented by: The Department of Theatre and Dance

Oct. 26, 2024
7:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. pre-show awards ceremony

Drama Theatre
UB Center for the Arts

$50 Ticket

student dancers performing on stage.

7:30 p.m. curtain
6:30 p.m. pre-show awards ceremony

Zodiaque Dance Company is UB’s eminent pre-professional dance company. Join us in celebrating five decades of exciting, innovative performances at the 50th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 26, 2024 at UB Center for the Arts, produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance. 

ZDC has a rich history of entertaining and inspiring Western New York audiences while providing creative experiences for students to develop their artistry. Zodiaque alumni move into all facets of the dance industry–as professional performers, teachers, scholars, choreographers, and arts administrators.

Zodiaque continues its legacy of excellence–highlighting versatility, pushing creative boundaries, and showcasing the expansive talents of students, alumni, and faculty.

The concert will include choreography by current and former dance faculty and alumni, plus a video and photo history of the company. The work of Design and Technology students, faculty, and staff will also be complimented by alumni. 

Gala tickets include: Access to the pre-show awards ceremony in the Center for the Arts Atrium; The Zodiaque Dance Company Celebration 50 Fall Program; and a post-show dance party, also in the Atrium. A cash bar will be available at 6pm and the post-show party with include light refreshments. Gala attendees also receive an exclusive commemorative playbill.

Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented to Cesar Salinas, Associate Artistic Director of Gus Giordano Dance Company, and Lindsay Guarino, Associate Professor & Department Chair, Music, Theatre and Dance, Salve Regina University.

Directors Awards will be presented to Tom Ralabate, UB Professor Emeritus; Bill Thomas, Choreographer/Educator; and Elka Dintcheva, former UB Advancement Associate.