Will Dance For Food 2020 - A Memorial

In honor of Phyllis Pacifico Cohen, founder of the "Will Dance For Food" event, and in memory of her daughter, Sara Julianne Cohen Einsidler, and son-in-law, Aaron Einsidler, who both tragically passed away on August 11, 2020. 

Phyllis Cohen created Will Dance For Food as a way for her children to give back to their community while doing something they love, dance and photography. It has become her passion project and she has continued the event for 12 years.

This year, due to the Corona virus, it is unlikely that the event will be held.

In lieu of an event, those in the dance and/or local community who would like to to show their support for Phyllis may make a donation to the Will Dance For Food Memorial. All donations will be made in memory of Sara and Aaron and will go to support the Community Center of Northern Westchester's Food Pantry.

The Community Center of Northern Westchester is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization therefore any donation to this memorial will be tax-deductible.


ABOUT SARA: Sara was born on September 14, 1989 in New York City and lived in Bedford for 29 of her 30 years. Sara attended the Bedford Schools until 10th grade, and graduated with honors from the Professional Performing Arts High School/The Ailey School. Her talents earned her scholarship offers to top dance conservatories across the country. Graduating with a BFA in performance dance from The Hartt School in Hartford Ct., she performed in pieces set by the Limon Dance Co., David Parsons, and Robert Battle to name a few. She danced professionally with Full Force Dance Theatre in Ct., Anahata Dance in NYC and was a guest artist with the FireWALL Dance Theater in Pittsburgh PA. A certified Yoga and Pilates instructor, Sara was a popular teacher at The Saw Mill Club in Mt. Kisco NY. She also taught dance and acrobatics at the Pulse in Bedford Hills and other local area dance studios. Beautiful inside and out, Sara was a sensitive person and a true friend, with a fun loving, high energy spirit who claimed the hearts of all who met her. Sara leaves behind her newborn daughter Allie Brooke, parents Allan Cohen and Phyllis Pacifico Cohen of Bedford Hills, siblings Matthew and Grace, their partners Christina McGovern and Alexander Szpakowski, Uncle Mark Cohen, Aunt Alida Pacifico, cousins, friends, and an entire community throughout the Dance and Yoga world.


DANCE SCHOOLS WHO PARTICIPATED IN 2019