Two Momix dancers balance on a hoop prop. Dance in the District Gala 2019. Entertainment Momix

Dance in the District Gala

Friday, September 20, 2019

Co-chairs Kim and Curt Fleming
On behalf of the Tillotson Family

Each year the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust rolls out the red carpet to welcome a new season of performances and presentations in the Cultural District. Since its inception in 1998, the annual fall gala has raised more than $9 million from individuals and businesses sharing the Cultural Trust’s commitment to the arts. Together we are realizing our vision of enriching the region’s vibrancy and prosperity by contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation.

Lead Sponsor

Hefren Tillotson logo

Presenting Sponsors

Koppers logo         UPMC/UPMC Health Plan logo

Supporting Sponsors

The Heinz Endowments logo    Highmark logo      Peoples logo

Producing Sponsors

AI Solutions logo      Allegheny Technologies, Inc. logo        BNY Mellon logo        MSA logo        PNC logo        Reed Smith logo        Schneider Downs logo
The Akers Gerber Family | Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation | Vivian and Bill Benter | Gabriela and David Porges

Directing Sponsors

Babst Calland logo      CMU logo      eat'n park hospitality group logo      edenhall-directing      Federated logo    Gateway Financial logo
KeyBank logo      KPMG logo      Oxford logo      PPG logo      Securitas logo      TriState Bank logo     University of Pittsburgh logo    Wesco logo
Steffie Bozic | Catharine and John Ryan


6:00 p.m.
Arrivals, Registration, and Cocktails
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Lobby

7:15 p.m.
Seated Dinner
Byham Theater Lobby, Fulton Mini Theater, & Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

8:30 p.m.
Momix Performance
Byham Theater

9:30 p.m.
Dancing In The District
Dessert Party & DJ
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

For dietary restriction or accessibility assistance, contact Jenniffer Burke: 412-471-8711 or

Dance Worthy / Black Tie Optional

Fort Duquesne & Sixth Street Garage


This one-of-a-kind evening celebrates the remarkable presentations of the Pittsburgh Dance Council. Over the past 50 years, Dance Council has showcased preeminent dance companies and performances from across the globe, including the works of the late Gregory Hines, the Joffrey Ballet, Sankai Juku, Batsheva Dance Company and many more. MOMIX will kick-off the 2019-2020 season of the Pittsburgh Dance Council at the Gala.

MOMIX, founded in 1981 by choreographer Moses Pendleton, creates works that combine acrobatics, dance, gymnastics, mime, props, and film in a theatrical setting. The company has successfully toured internationally, performing on five continents. MOMIX’s astounding performances have been described as creating dizzying universes which entreat audiences to join a new reality. Every performance is unforgettable. Your visit to another universe begins at the annual Gala.

Sponsorships include unique branding and visibility, a delectable dining experience, entertainment and the opportunity to support the mission of the Trust. Proceeds from the event help fund arts education, community engagement and free programming. The swanky evening begins with cocktails, dinner in an elegantly designed and themed space and a few after party surprises. We look forward to seeing you on September 20, when we all Dance in the District!

Gala sponsorships range from $7,500 -$35,000. Tickets are $500 per person. For more information, dietary restrictions or accessibility assistance, call (412) 471-8711 or

PLEASE NOTE: The Rachel Carson (9th Street) Bridge will be closed for repairs and non-accessible the day of the Gala. All traffic will be detoured to the Andy Warhol (7th Street) Bridge.