2009—Kollaboration New York 2009 (KNY2009) announced today its new competitors,
special guest judges, and sponsorship with Pinkberry.
The final KNY2009 talent lineup will be joined by Cobu, a Japanese Taiko and tap dance company, which was
founded by Yako Miyamoto, a current member of the off broadway-hit STOMP. New Jersey based hip hop dance
company and winner of the 2008 Pride Day Competition, Project D, who will also be taking center stage.
Yin Chang, who plays Nelly Yuki on the CW’s Gossip Girl, has signed on as a guest judge for the Saturday, June
27 showcase. She will be accompanied by Brigette Noh, the chief financial officer and co-owner of Korean
American owned Chaos Theory Music. Additional special guest judges will be revealed in the coming days.
In addition to Jinro Hite, Pinkberry will also be an official sponsor for KNY2009. Doors will now be open at 6:30
p.m., and it is, therefore, highly encouraged that ticket holders arrive early.
Following Kollaboration tradition, New Yorkers will have their opportunity to showcase their talent during the
audience freestyle competition for a chance to win a cash prize of $100.
Swerve will be hosting the KNY 2009 after party at Blender Theater, sponsored by Jinro Hite. Blender Theater At
Gramercy is located at 127 East 23rd St, New York, NY 10010.
KNY2009 is less than a month away. VIP tickets are almost sold out and general admission tickets are quickly
going. VIP tickets include exclusive reserved seating close to stage and admission to the after party. Tickets are
still available to purchase on the Skirball Center Web site: http://www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu