Actors’ Equity
April 2009
www.actorsequity.org

The Rosetta LeNoire Award

Prestigious award to be presented Friday, April 3, 2009 during AEA’s membership meeting in Hollywoood.

“By Celebrating individual expression and embracing a vision of society as a true tapestry of inclusion, Bethune Theatredanse is able to confront society’s stereotypical judgment of deficiency,” said Equity’s Executive Director John Connolly.”

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American Chronicle
March 6, 2009
www.americanchronicle.com

Infinite Dreams: Zina Bethune Offers the Arts to Children with Disabilities.

“When Zina Bethune speaks about the Infinite Dreams program, her eyes light up. With a great ability to see endless possibilities, Zina started the Infinite Dreams program in the mid-80s to make dance and drama available to children with disabilities.“

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Tolucan Times
May 23, 2007

“Bethune II students performing troupe at The Very Special Arts Festival at Los Angeles Music Center.”

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Giving You A Voice
May 2006
By Patty DeDominic

USA Today’s Hollywood Hero Award Gala

“I could touch the magic that night. It was something to behold…and I am very thankful that there is such a company called Bethune Theatredanse and Infinite Dreams for all of us.”

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Mountain View
August 25, 2005

“Acclaimed Bethune Theatredanse Troupe to perform at ‘Peace Though Music’ concert at the First Church of The Nazarene Pasadena.”

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Giving You A Voice
May 2006
By Bobbi McKenna

USA Today’s first Hollywood President and publisher, Craig Moon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Gala.

“Zina’s celebrity friends came together to celebrate Zina’s award and to honor her dance program for disabled kids and teens. On hand to salute Zina were Olympic Gold Medal winner and actress Tara Lipinski, Robert David Hall (CSI), Ernie Hudson (Miss Congeniality), Stephanie Powers, Dylan Fergus (Passions), Julie Newmar, Reni Santori (Poppy on Seinfeld), Camille Anderson (Wedding Crashers), Courtney Friel, James ‘Gypsy’ Haake, Alison Arngrim and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin among others.”

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Good Housekeeping
April Issue 2000
By Carrie St. Michel

“Command Performances- You can dance, Zina Bethune tells her unconventional students. And they do.”

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Los Angeles Times
Nov. 16, 1999
By Bettijane Levine

“Reaching New Heights”
“Zina Bethune shows disabled kids that injury can’t take away the connection of body and soul to music.”

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The Orange County Register
May 9, 1998

“Imagine That”

“A festival of art, music, dance and theatre blankets Orange County featuring Russell Bartell and Zina Bethune.”

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New Age
June 1992
By Paul Mittlebach

“While helping kids surpass their limits, prima ballerina Zina Bethune is overcoming her own.”

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The Los Angeles Times
Sept. 1990
By Salli Slevenson

“Dance Outreach Gives The Disabled A Leg Up.”