SHARE, Inc. Honors Glorya Kaufman

The SHARE, Inc. ladies are legendary philanthropists dedicated to raising funds for the developmentally disabled, abused, and neglected children. Every year, SHARE, Inc. produces a world class dance show, the BOOMTOWN Gala. 

 SHARE, Inc. Ladies perform on stage at the 2017 Boomtown Gala

SHARE, Inc. Ladies perform on stage at the 2017 Boomtown Gala

This year was no different! Showing up in their adorable western attire, the SHARE ladies greet their star-studded guests promising a night of energy packed entertainment. 

Their special guest of the evening is the biggest dance philanthropist in town, Glorya Kaufman, who was honored with the Shining Spirit Award. Glorya’s unrivaled passion for the arts has led to an extraordinary integration of dance culture into Tinseltown by making dance more affordable and accessible. 

 (L-R) Honoree Glorya Kaufman enjoys the show with Anita Mann Kohl and Nigel Lythgoe

(L-R) Honoree Glorya Kaufman enjoys the show with Anita Mann Kohl and Nigel Lythgoe

She’s a founding member and major contributor to the Los Angeles Music Center, where the Glorya Kaufman Presents dance series resides. There’s the UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, the USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, and The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation. She’s contributed to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Julliard School in NYC, Fordham University, and the Geffen Playhouse. She is also responsible for uplifting the spirits of children through dance at community organizations such as LA’s Inner-City Arts and the Mar Vista Family Center. 

It’s safe to say that she’s Gloryously transformed the city’s dance landscape!

She certainly enjoyed her evening at Boomtown, with her dear friend Nigel Lythgoe by her side. Nigel is on the Board at USC’s Kaufman Dance Center with Glorya, and throughout the night, in his seat, he danced and wiggled to the musical production featuring a medley of tunes from the past six decades. 

He’s adorable!

We am so glad that SHARE, Inc. has shared with us this special evening.