Christian Hebel attends YoungArts Backyard Ball
After teaching a MasterClass, I attended the YoungArts Backyard Ball on January 10, 2015. It was the culmination of National YoungArts Week, celebrating the nation’s most talented emerging artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts.
During the evening, three prominent awardees were recognized for their invaluable commitment to the arts:
- Jeff Koons; renowned visual artist
- Josh Groban; Grammy-nominated recording artist, YoungArts Master Teacher and 1999 YoungArts Winner in Theater
- Chris Young: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and 2003 YoungArts Winner and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts,
The evening was emceed by YoungArts Alumna and Master Teacher, actress Zuzanna Szadkowksi and included a post-dinner performance directed by renowned Tony Award-winner, dancer, choreographer and YoungArts Artistic Advisor, Bill T. Jones. The performance featured YoungArts Alumni in music, voice, theater and dance from around the nation.
For more information on YoungArts, visit their website, www.youngarts.org