Awakenings & Beginnings - NYC Special Edition: "The Empowered Woman"
Under the auspices of Fractured Atlas - This is a non-profit event.
September 15, 2018 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater
VIP Red Carpet Reception 6:00pm
Main Stage Performance 8:00pm

ATTENTION PRESS: This press page will be ready for release on July  (   ), 2018

This year we are honoring "The Empowered Woman". We are pleased to present you with the following programming and Special Guest Speakers who join us in this evening's festivities and celebrations. Many thanks to all concerned and all who have helped support this mission in bringing you quality performances for the audience and opportunities for artists. Thank you also to our Sponsors and additional Supporters who continuously allow us the privilege to produce these programs. Please take the time to read the BIOS and 


Noelle Rose Andressen; Shari Botwin;

Lois Greenfield, Artist; 



Noelle Rose Andressen, a critically acclaimed dancer/performer; activist (for women & children especially); Emmy nominated writer, producer, music arranger; is delighted and proud to be presenting with her Board, Staff, and dancers "Awakenings & Beginnings - NYC Special Edition: "The Empowered Woman". With her award winning staff, 

For a more detailed BIO and other information about Miss Andressen, please visit her Artistic Director's Page.

Shari Botwin, LCSW is a licensed therapist who specializes in treating trauma, abuse, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. For more than twenty years, she has owned a private practice in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Prior to starting her own practice, Shari worked at the renowned Renfrew Center in Philadelphia. After attending both Cosby trials Shari gave on air testimony and published feature Op Eds on ABC, CBS, CNN, CTV, CP24, Fox News, NBC, the Independent, the Daily Beast and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Shari has also published articles in Medium Authority, Thrive Global and The Daily Beast on the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal, the Larry Nassar USA Gymnastic tragedy, #Metoo and related stories on abuse and sexual assault. In July of 2018 Shari was a featured guest on the nationally known podcast, One Tough Muther to shed light on the hope that comes from speaking after living through any type of abuse. In December of 2017 Shari was quoted as an expert in an Associated Press article that featured Noelle Andressen about the re-traumatization of survivors of sexual abuse after hearing about the Harvey Weinstein case among many others. This story was syndicated to the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, ABC National Newswire, The Toronto Star and 250 other media outlets. Shari also published a feature in the Huffington Post, Thrive Global and Medium Authority, The Incredible Story of Shari Botwin and the Cosby Accusers. During the last year Shari conducted Keynote Presentations on the role of an eating disorder in staying stuck in trauma for The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and Monte Nido. Shari has dedicated her life to helping thrivers of all kinds of trauma after surviving years of childhood sexual abuse.

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Shari Botwin, LCSW


Lois Greenfield,

Kate Snow,


Rubans Rouges Dance