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Saturday, June 10 • 6:00 PM • Skirball Cultural Center
Saturday, June 10
Skirball Cultural Center
Join us for an evening at the Skirball Cultural Center celebrating the Everybody Dance LA! community
All guests as the finale at this year’s Celebration will be invited to participate in a flashmob dance with our students. This year’s flashmob dance is choreographed to Jennifer Lopez’s song “Let’s Get Loud”. This video will walk you first through the steps of the choreography and then repeat the dance with music. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
The Celebration will feature performances from this year’s Spring Recital, Encanto!, and presentations of our Gabri Award to two of our most committed supporters, Larry A. Ginsberg, and Liz Levitt Hirsch.
Larry is a founder of the family law firm of Harris • Ginsberg LLP in Los Angeles, California. His firm represents parties in all aspects of family law, including property division, support, custody, parentage, prenuptial, post-nuptial, and cohabitation agreements. Mr. Ginsberg and his sixteen-attorney firm specialize in the representation of high net worth individuals in high conflict situations, while also being “mediation friendly”. Larry is a Certified Family Law Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
Larry is a founder of the family law firm of Harris • Ginsberg LLP in Los Angeles, California. His firm represents parties in all aspects of family law, including property division, support, custody, parentage, prenuptial, post-nuptial, and cohabitation agreements. Mr. Ginsberg and his sixteen-attorney firm specialize in the representation of high net worth individuals in high conflict situations, while also being “mediation friendly”.
Larry is a Certified Family Law Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the Family Law sections of several Bar associations, and has served on the executive committees of both the California and Los Angeles County Bar Family Law sections.
Larry has lectured and presented extensively to local, national and international organizations with regard to all aspects of family law, and is the author of several articles and a contributing editor to several Family Law publications.
He is actively involved in the community in Board work for the benefit of low income individuals in family law and domestic violence matters and the arts. He has been named as a Los Angeles Magazine “Super Lawyer” for 2004 through 2023 including being named as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Southern California in all areas of practice, and as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for 2007 through 2023. The “Hollywood Reporter” named Mr. Ginsberg as one of its top 35 “go to” Troubleshooters in 2017 and 2022.
Since moving to Los Angeles from her native New York in 1974, Liz Levitt Hirsch has cultivated a rich and wide-ranging portfolio of philanthropic projects, all flourishing at the nexus of community and the arts. Liz’s vivacious style of arts activism is fueled by her passion for music, dance, and connecting people. Liz believes that the arts, when shared in community, in addition to facilitating joy has the potential to realize a deeper pursuit: that of social justice.
A hands-on philanthropist, Liz is Board President of her family’s foundation, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national creative place-making funder that uses the power of free live music to strengthen the social fabric of our nation. Her crowning achievement has been the nurturing of the Levitt Foundation’s partnerships with communities across the country—an outgrowth of her parents’ belief in her leadership skills. Liz played a pivotal role in launching the foundation’s evolution as a venture philanthropy funder and spearheaded its professionalization centered on core values of E.D.I. (equity, diversity, and inclusion). Since 2003 Levitt programs have grown from two communities to 41 towns and cities from coast to coast activating underused outdoor spaces for curated series of professional music performances. In 2023 over 600 free Levitt concerts will bring together people of all ages and backgrounds, bringing joy to hundreds of thousands and enriching community life.
Another of Liz’s cherished commitments has been Everybody Dance LA!, which similarly nurtures community through its children. A longtime balletomane, Liz was a founding board member of Center Dance Arts when she learned of an organization dedicated to high-quality dance education to under-resourced students. Recognizing the value of this mission, Liz began contributing to Everybody Dance LA! and is now its longest supporter.
The mission behind Everybody Dance LA touches me to the core. Dance arts elevate confidence, create a sense of belonging, and improve academic achievement. Low-cost access to outstanding dance instruction in the heart of our city’s most economically challenged community inspires my ongoing support of Everybody Dance LA!
— Liz Levitt Hirsch
Beyond her work for the Levitt Foundation, Liz has a distinguished history of involvement with charitable organizations, serving on numerous nonprofit boards and supporting organizations that foster social justice and access to the arts.
Liz has served on the boards of The Joffrey Ballet and Dance Camera West, reflecting her lifelong passion for dance. She also served on the board of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and is a current board member of My Friend’s Place (formerly Hollywood Arts where Liz was a founding board member). On behalf of these organizations, Liz chaired benefit events, hosted gatherings and provided strategic direction to ensure their long-term viability
Some of Liz’s recognitions include: The Founders Award from Liberty Hill Foundation; Honorary Citizen Award from the City of Memphis; recipient of the Ruby McKnight Williams Award from the NAACP (Pasadena chapter); Gold Crown Award from the Pasadena Arts Council; Finalist for the Vanguard Award presented by Western Arts Alliance; and Finalist for Philanthropist of the Year by Association of Fundraising Professionals, Los Angeles. She has also received awards from the Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Gabriella Foundation and The Joyce Theater in New York.