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WPYB Dance Benefit Honors Original Cast Member of Broadway’s Lion King

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Aubrey Lynch II
Aubrey Lynch II

Dancer/ choreographer/producer Aubrey Lynch II says dance is a metaphor for life and it has played a major part in his life’s journey from the stages of the Ailey School to stages on Broadway, film sets and theaters around the world.

Lynch will take to the stage again when he performs a solo work as the honoree of “Dance IS Life”, the Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau’s 8th Annual Dance Benefit, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 7 p.m. at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.

Dancers from the New York metropolitan area will perform in honor of Lynch for his body of work that includes dancing in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, performing classic Ailey works such as Reflections in D, Blues Suite, and Revelations and performing as one of the seven original male dancers in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Disney’s The Lion King.

In keeping with Lynch’s beliefs about the importance of the arts, particularly dance, and with a nod to the themes about the circle of life in the Lion King, Dance IS Life will feature the participating dance companies’ visions on life.

Returning dance companies include, the high kicking O’Rourke Irish Dancers, the thought-provoking Steffi Nossen School of Dance and the stereotype-challenging Keene Dance Theatre. The Andrea Elam dancers from Peekskill will perform in the Benefit for the first time.

Proceeds from the Benefit will support some of the more than 50 programs the White Plains Youth Bureau offers the city’s youth ranging in ages from 5 to 24.

Tickets are available for $50 and $30 at the WPPAC box office, online at or at the White Plains Youth Bureau. For more information call 914-422-1378.

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