"Glee" stars Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz are joining Christina Applegate, Minnie Driver, Jenna Elfman, and Anna Kendrick at the third annual "Celebration of Dance" Gala on July 27, the Dizzy Feet Foundation and the Music Center announced on Wednesday.
Applegate will present the DFF Inspiration Award to Chita Rivera, while "Pitch Perfect" star Kendrick will present Lionsgate's president of production, Erik Feig, with the DFF Impact Award.
Arthur Mitchell, dancer and founder of the ground-breaking Dance Theatre of Harlem, will be the second recipient of the Gene Kelly Legacy Award presented jointly by DFF and Gene Kelly Legacy. Kelly's widow, Patricia Ward Kelly, will present the honor to Mitchell.
The Gala, which takes place on National Dance Day, benefits former "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe's Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit that supports dance education across the country.
Lythgoe will appear at the fundraiser with Dizzy Feet co-founder Adam Shankman, choreographer Stephen "tWitch" Boss, as well as a number of dancers from reality competitions "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With the Stars."
The Celebration of Dance Gala will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center in Los Angeles.
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- Jenna Elfman
- Jenna Ushkowitz
- Christina Applegate
- Anna Kendrick
- Nigel Lythgoe
- Darren Criss
- Chita Rivera