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  • Writer's pictureKristyn Burtt

'General Hospital' Invites Two New Choreographers to the Nurses Ball

2019 Nurses Ball Opening Number

Photo credit: General Hospital/YouTube.

General Hospital's Nurses Ball celebrated its 25th year this week, which started in 1994 as a charity event built into the storyline to raise money for HIV/AIDS research. In addition to a red carpet and musical performances, there are also dancers incorporated into the numbers.

After the show sadly lost longtime Nurses Ball choreographer Rick Pessagno in 2018, many dance fans were asking who created this year's numbers. ABC Publicity confirmed that they utilized two choreographers for the event — Dana Salimando, who conceived the opening number, and Sarah Lowe.

Dana is well-known in the Southern California area for her work with McCoy Rigby Entertainment and La Mirada Theatre. She's done countless productions for them over the years from Cabaret to Rent. She's also an accomplished performer who worked on Broadway in Peter Pan, Cats and Swing!

Sarah Lowe worked as an assistant choreographer on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with Emmy Award-winning choreographer Kathryn Burns. She's also an accomplished actress, who appeared in FOX's A Christmas Story Live in 2017.

The 2019 Nurses Ball aired on General Hospital on May 17, 20, 21 and 22.

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