Nimbus Dance Celebrates 15th Anniversary Season with Crystal Gala October 19th at Harborside Atrium

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Photo of Nimbus Dancer Giacomo Bavutti by Megan Maloy
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Photo of Nimbus Dancer LeighAnn Curd by Megan Maloy
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Photo of Nimbus Dancers by Megan Maloy
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Photo of Nimbus Dancer Giacomo Bavutti by Megan Maloy
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Photo of Nimbus Dancers by Megan Maloy

On October 19 at 7 p.m., Nimbus will present an immersive evening of dance with excerpts from company classics and new works celebrating Nimbus’ 15th year and fundraising for the future Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively. The evening includes drinks, light fare, live & silent auctions, and dancing.

In early 2020, Nimbus Dance will move into a state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot facility: the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively. The Center will mark a new era for arts and culture in Jersey City and northern New Jersey. With a 150 seat theater, two dance studios, lobby gallery spaces, and offices, and with the partnership of Saint Peter’s University and Pro Arts Jersey City, the center will convene performance, visual arts, higher education, and the community-based arts excellence for which Nimbus is known.

A key figure in the Jersey City arts landscape for 15 years, Nimbus has performed for tens of thousands of people, created over 40 new dances, brought dance education to 16,000 students up and down the East Coast, and developed an identity as a dance pioneer in Jersey City and nationally.

β€œThe growth of Nimbus Dance over 15 years highlights the qualities that many of us value most fervently,” says Samuel Pott, Artistic Director of Nimbus Dance, “a close-knit community, people of all backgrounds coming together, and the sense of opportunity and inspiration that the arts convey, especially to young people. The last 15 years illustrate that a small group of committed people can accomplish great things when united around a common vision. At our Gala we celebrate the spirit of unity, collaboration and accomplishment that are the hallmarks of Nimbus and that will carry us into an auspicious new era at the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively.”

The Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, who is the lead sponsor of the School of Nimbus, will host the Gala at the Harborside Atrium. Said Michael J. DeMarco, Chief Executive Officer of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, “As Mack-Cali invests in the renaissance of the Jersey City Waterfront and Powerhouse Arts District, we believe that the arts play an integral role in our community. We are proud to support Nimbus Dance as Title Sponsor of the School of Nimbus and Lead Sponsor of Nimbus Dance’s 15th Anniversary Gala. Throughout the years, Nimbus has continued to be an influential force in the Jersey City community and we look forward to its continued growth and positive impact.”

Nimbus will honor LMC, a Lennar Company, for working with Nimbus over many years to bring about the Nimbus Arts Center, “a transformative investment” in the culture of Jersey City.

Charles Epstein, Vice President of Development, LMC, a Lennar Company states, β€œWe are proud to support and provide a home for Nimbus Dance at The Lively. Nimbus has played a pivotal role in advancing culture and the arts in Jersey City and we’re honored to have the opportunity to participate in this vital aspect of the incredible ambiance Jersey City delivers to its residents.”

A formidable cohort of women will be presented the Nimbus Award for Service through the Arts for their grit and unwavering leadership and dedication to ensuring all students have access to dance and the arts.

Gala Honoree:
LMC, a Lennar Company

Nimbus Award for Service through the Arts:
Angela Santiago, (PTA President, PS 3)
Cory Seminowicz (PTA President Emeritus, PS 5)
Anna Mae Stefanelli (Principal Emeritus, OLC School)
Cristina Wager-Weisman (Music Director, Director of Community Outreach, Waterfront Montessori)
Kim Correro (The Ethical Community Charter School)
Natalia Ioffe (Local Activist, Journalist, CPA President Emeritus, PS 16)
Myani Lawson (Head of School, Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School)
Jennie Pu (PTA President, PS 37 Cordero School)

Capital Campaign Committee Chair:
Michael DeMarco, Chief Executive Officer, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

Attire: Black Tie Festive
Location: Mack-Cali Harborside Atrium: 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City
Artist/Educator Price: $65
Advance $120
At the Door: $130
Table of 8: $1000 (Includes gift bags)
Corporate Table of 8: $1500 (Includes gift bags & full page program ad)

Information & Ticket Reservations:
Tables and Sponsorship Opportunities Available

About Nimbus

The company’s announcement of the gala says, “Nimbus’ mission is to create and present innovative dance by bringing together top-tier dancers, choreographers, and collaborators in a dynamic, creative environment and delivering that work to diverse communities. Founded in 2005 by Samuel Pott and based in Jersey City, New Jersey, Nimbus has been at the forefront of excellence in the arts, community engagement, and impact, successfully interweaving Company, School, and Presenting wings. With a repertory of over 39 works, the Company performs on tour nationally and in Jersey City, impacting more than 16,000 people each year. Community engagement initiatives serve over 3,000 children annually through in-school, movement-based programs. The School of Nimbus holds 45 classes throughout the week and also offers the Junior Youth Ensemble, Nimbus Youth Ensemble, and the Pre-Professional Program. In winter 2020, Nimbus will relocate to the new state-of-the-art Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District.”