Rock the Kaatsbaan!

Tivoli galA

Help us celebrate the culmination of our 20th residency season with a singular performance from world renowned dancers Stella Abrera (American Ballet Theatre) and Robbie Fairchild (An American in Paris) performing original choreography by Emmy nominated Sonya Tayeh and more!

live auction featuring one-of-a-kind cultural experiences.

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Purchase tickets to Rock the Kaatsbaan! Tivoli • Gala

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$2,500: 5 tickets + meet and greet with the artists

10 tickets + above + The Style of Movement: Fashion & Dance book signed by American Ballet Theatre dancers

15 tickets + all of the above plus photo taken with artists, signed and framed

*Any amounts above $75 is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

This Tivoli • Gala is a crucial fundraising effort for Kaatsbaan this year, accounting for one-third of all annual private donations. The fundraiser’s success is critical to the success of Kaatsbaan programs, from keeping the lights on, to determining the number of professional residencies and Kaatsbaan performances with affordable ticket prices, to collaborations and presentations, and development of educational programming.

All proceeds benefit Kaatsbaan’s annual programs, including the support of over 200 dance artists and innovators each year, with fully-subsidized residencies of 1-6 weeks.

For more information, please contact:
Program Manager, Amber Bennett at
Executive Director, Sonja Kostich at


Rock the Kaatsbaan! Tivoli • Gala
New Work created for Kaatsbaan


Sonya Tayeh

Sonya Tayeh is a New York City based choreographer and director. Her many theater credits includes Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! currently on Broadway (Hirschfeld theatre/Dir Alex Timbers).

Tayeh has also directed and choreographed for world renowned music artists including Miley Cyrus (Directed and Choreographed The Gypsy Heart Tour), Florence and the Machine (Choreographed performances for The Brit Awards, The Voice and American Idol), and Kyle Minogue (Aphrodite Tour).

She has gleaned many accolades for her versatile work, including two Emmy nominations for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, a Drama Desk nomination, an Obie Award and two Lucille Lortel Awards for “Outstanding Choreography” for her work on Kung Fu and The Lucky Ones.


Stella Abrera

Stella Abrera is a Filipina-American principal ballerina with American Ballet Theatre. Abrera joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 1996 and was appointed a Soloist in 2001. In 2015 she became the company's first Filipina ballerina promoted to rank of principal dancer in ABT's history.

Ms. Abrera is the Associate Director of Kaatsbaan’s summer intensive and the Director of Pro-Studio/Stella Abrera®, which had its inaugural year this August 2019 at Kaatsbaan.

Photo: NYC Dance Project


Robert Fairchild

Robbie Fairchild made his Broadway debut in 2015 with his breakout role as “Jerry Mulligan” in the Tony Award-winning musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, which he reprised in London in 2017. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Performance, and won the 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, the 2015 Astaire Award for Best Male Dancer, the 2015 Theatre World Award, and the National Dance Award UK. He was also nominated for the 2015 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.

Previously Mr. Fairchild danced with New York City Ballet where he was a Principal Dancer since 2009.

Photo: Dance Magazine


New Tayeh Work to the Music of
Moses Sumney

Sumney’s first full-length album, Aromanticism was named one of the best albums of 2017 by The New York Times. Several songs from Aromanticism have been featured in the soundtracks of various television shows. His 2017 single “Doomed” appeared in the Season 6 finale of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” his 2017 single “Quarrel” appeared in Netflix’s “Dear White People,” and his 2017 song “Plastic” appeared in HBO’s “Insecure.” For HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness, Season 1 episode 4, Sumney played himself. He has performed at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and recently performed in Soundtrack of America at The Shed, with Quincy Jones as Chief Music Advisor.