Model Coco Rocha to Showcase Her Irish Dancing Skills and Share Her Love of Dance with Students

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Contact:
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742
Micki Schneider, Elite Model Management Corporation, (w) 212-995-7304, (c) 917-318-7831

When:
Friday, October 19, 2007
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. – Performance

Where:
The Children’s Aid Society’s Mirabal Sisters Campus Community School
21 Jumel Place at 168th Street
3rd Floor Auditorium
Manhattan

What:
Moving from the catwalk and the pages of magazines to the stage, Coco Rocha, a budding supermodel with Elite Model Management, will treat approximately 250 middle school students and parents at The Children's Aid Society’s Mirabal Sisters Campus in Washington Heights to a unique Irish dance performance.

Rocha, 19, who has appeared in many top fashion magazines, advertising campaigns and runway shows, will perform with 11 members of Eire Born, her Irish dance group from her native Canada. She has been dancing for years with Eire Born and wants to share her love of dance with children.

Some of the students who will be in attendance are dance enthusiasts who participate in after school dance programs with The Children's Aid Society. The school is also home to CAS/AileyCamp, a summer camp and after school partnership between Children’s Aid and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. For many children in the audience, this will be their first exposure to Irish dance.

You must RSVP for access to the school. Please call Emily Crossan at 917-286-1548.

Special thanks to American Airlines, First in Service Travel and The Maritime Hotel.

The Children’s Aid Society was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving over 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. For additional information, please call 212-949-4938 or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.

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