Friday, February 11, 2022

RSVP today for ARB's Mask-erade Gala!

RSVP today for 

American Repertory Ballet's Mask-erade!
WHEN: March 12, 2022

Join us for a festive evening of whimsy, world premieres, and gorgeous dancing!

Health and safety measures will be strictly enforced to ensure a safe and joyous event. All patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination and a booster, if eligible.

Safety masks will be required unless actively eating or drinking.

A special performance for March 12th only!

The performance program will feature an exclusive sneak peek of Ethan Stiefel’s new A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an exhilarating excerpt from the classical ballet Don Quixote; a bewitching duet created by American Ballet Theatre’s Claire Davison; and a showstopping pièce d’occasion by Michael Mindlin, a Princeton Ballet School alum and dance supervisor of Hamilton, among others. Students from Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, will also take the stage.


Rutgers Global Health Institute

Jeffrey Grosser, Deputy Administrator of Health & Community Services, Princeton

Princeton Spine & Joint Center, Dr. Ana Bracilovic & Dr. Grant Cooper

For helping our dancers safely return to the studios and stage


Maurice Hines

Honorary Chair Emeritus, DANCE POWER



6:00 pm | VIP Reception with Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel and Honorees

7:00 pm | Performance

8:00 pm | Festivities


Hors d'oeuvres, mini meals, and drinks will be served

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Rutgers Global Health Institute was established in 2017 under founding director Richard Marlink. The institute aims to promote health equity in New Jersey and around the world, with a focus on health care access and social determinants of health in underrepresented populations. The institute emphasizes team-based, interprofessional approaches that draw participation from across and beyond Rutgers.

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the institute partnered with community agencies in multiple New Jersey cities to create Equitable Recovery for New Jersey’s Small Businesses. This program offers crucial support to small businesses and local nonprofit organizations in low-income and minority communities, which have disproportionately suffered as a result of the pandemic.

The Equitable Recovery program provides ongoing health and safety guidance, on-site consultations to determine and respond to individual organization needs, and access to a Resilience Network that provides help in many areas for employers, employees, and their families. Through pop-up clinics organized with state and local partners, the program has made COVID-19 testing and vaccination more accessible in underserved communities.

The work of the institute begins with service—identifying, partnering, and creating long-term solutions together with communities in need of help. Through these sustained partnerships, the institute also educates future global health leaders and practitioners and answers key research questions to improve health in vulnerable populations and bring about lasting, transformational impact.

Jeffrey Grosser is the Deputy Administrator of Health and Community Services for the Municipality of Princeton. Also serving as the licensed health officer, Mr. Grosser is responsible for the administration of public health practice standards in Princeton. Under his leadership, the health department became only the third local health department in New Jersey (and one of the smallest in the country) to achieve national public health accreditation in November 2018 through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). During Mr. Grosser’s time with the health department, he has overseen notable communicable disease responses while improving community partnerships (Ebola 2014 / Measles 2015 / COVID-19 2019-2021). 

Prior to his time in Princeton, Mr. Grosser worked for the Burlington County Health Department. He began his public health career as an Environmental Health Specialist and finished his time there as Program Manager of Disease Prevention and Control. Beyond governmental public health, Mr. Grosser has served as an adjunct faculty member at Stockton University’s School of Health Sciences since 2013.

Mr. Grosser’s professional experience includes intersectoral collaborations between health and social services. His public health approach combines community needs with mid to long term improvement plans in order to create the best possible health outcomes. Mr. Grosser is a 2010 scholar of the Northeast Regional Public Health Leadership Institute as well as a 2011 fellow in the inaugural cohort of the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH). Mr. Grosser was a three-time Captain of the Johns Hopkins University Men’s Soccer Team, 2006 Regional All-American and 2006 Johns Hopkins University Male Athlete of the Year. 

Princeton Spine & Joint Center is a non-surgical orthopedic medical practice dedicated to caring for patients with musculoskeletal and nerve pain. Our fellowship trained, board certified specialists employ the most advanced medical technology to help diagnose and treat our patients’ pain. Princeton Spine and Joint Center was started by Ana Bracilovic, MD and Grant Cooper, MD, who met at Princeton High School, were married at Princeton University and completed their specialty training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia and Cornell. The couple returned to Princeton to start their practice with the singular focus of providing unparalleled patient care, one patient at a time. Now celebrating its fourteenth year, Princeton Spine and Joint Center includes seven specialists, all working together as a team with the same mission and spirit. The doctors at Princeton Spine and Joint Center are leaders in their fields and have authored and edited twenty-one peer reviewed medical textbooks. While writing textbooks, performing new research, teaching and giving talks at conferences is important to our doctors, our real successes are measured by our unyielding focus on our patients and in helping them return quickly back to their pain-free active lives.

Maurice Hines is an iconic and accomplished Broadway entertainer with over 70 years in the entertainment industry. He is one of few African Americans to have conceived, directed and choreographed two Broadway musicals, Hot Feet and Uptown...It’s Hot!; the latter earned him a TONY award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. His other credits include the Broadway productions Eubie!, Bring Back Birdie, Sophisticated Ladies, the national tours of Guys and Dolls and Jelly’s Last Jam, and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club. He began his career at age five, tap dancing alongside his younger brother, Gregory. As youngsters, the Hines Brothers traveled the world as the opening act for headliners like Lionel Hampton and Gypsy Rose Lee. As the brothers entered their teens, the act evolved into a feel-good family song-and-dance trio with their father. Hines, Hines and Dad achieved international success, had a Las Vegas residency, released an album on Columbia Records and appeared regularly on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. In recent years, he traveled across the U.S. singing and dancing in his one-man show Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life, which is both a tribute to Gregory and to the performers who inspired him. Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back, the award-winning documentary film by John Carluccio, has just been released on STARZ and is in the IFC Center theater now through February 8, 2022. Maurice Hines served as honorary chair of American Repertory Ballet’s acclaimed DANCE POWER program after Gregory’s passing in 2003 and was instrumental in the program’s continued success. 



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