Celebrate Boston Dance at 2019 BDA Gala

You won’t want to miss the Boston Dance Alliance Gala on

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019 at the Boston Center for the Arts Calderwood Pavilion 

where we will honor

2019 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion Tony Williams and

BDA Unsung Hero Duggan Hill

who have demonstrated in their years of service to the community that dance can truly change lives.

Tony is a long-time pillar of Boston’s dance community, from his early years as founding member and the first black male principal dancer of the Boston Ballet to his return to Boston and running his own dance studios in Jamaica Plain and  Concord, MA. He  is perhaps best known for creating Urban Nutcracker. His current company, City Ballet of Boston, made its debut at the BCA earlier this year.

Duggan may be “unsung” and unknown to many in the Boston dance community, but his influence as founder of Boston City Lights Performing Arts Center in Boston’s South End has been felt by generations of children who have received free education in dance, singing, acting, instrumental music, video and sound editing, scene design, graphic arts, and photography.  The training and encouragement continues at City Lights North, Duggan’s summer dance camp in Farmington, Maine.

Early bird tickets extended until Friday, March 1!


Get your tickets today

Check out our popular online auction of great offerings that all support Boston Dance Alliance’s service to the community. New items will be added regularly up to the day before our gala so please share the link with your friends!

We welcome donations of restaurant and wellness service gift cards, special excursions, dance-themed merchandise and more. Please contact ksanmiguel@bostondancealliance.org to donate items and help us reach our goals!