On April 22, 2018 Boston Dance Alliance celebrated the achievements of


 Dr. Lyle Micheli as 2018 BDA Unsung Hero and Jeanne Traxler as 2018 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion!



We enjoyed new friends and familiar faces, sweets and drinks under a “circus tent”


and were wowed by performances by magic hula hooper Brande Lee Guzak, aerialists Leah Abel and Molly Baechtold of Circus UP!, 2017 BDA Rehearsal and Retreat fellows James Morrow and Junichi Fukuda, water dance celebrators Peanut Butter and Jelly Dance Company, and the fierce young ballet dancers of Koltun Ballet Boston.


Thank you to everyone who came, the performers, all our hardworking volunteers, and especially our BDA Gala Maestro, BDA Board member John Michael Kennedy.


All photos this page by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo


We thank our generous gala sponsors for their donations to the gala and

our successful online silent auction on Bidding for Good!