Great Performances is thrilled to be selected as a 2021 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding planning and registry brand and app.
This is our fourth year of being recognized on The Knot and places Great Performances in The Knot Hall of Fame, a distinction reserved for exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more of The Knot Best of Weddings awards.
This year, The Knot Best of Weddings winners represent the top five percent of local wedding vendors listed on The Knot. There were 1,422 new inductees into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame for 2021, out of hundreds of thousands of local vendors featured on The Knot.
Sharing Our GPA (Great Performances’ Artists)
40 years ago we started as a company to provide women in the arts with an income so they could pursue their artistic dreams. Today, we renew that commitment for all individuals at Great Performances. We’re launching GPA, Great Performances’ Artists, to showcase the talent of our staff and share their art. From singers and songwriters to film and documentary makers, we have hundreds of talented individuals who are eager to share their craft with you.
We’re constantly updating our list, so check back often — and if you like what they do or would like them to perform at your next virtual (or live!) event, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to Know Great Performances' Artists
We’re delighted to share the news of the youngest members of our Great Performances family! Ali Ciafre, Assistant Director of Catering at The Plaza and Aya Mohamed Chef de Cuisine at Great Performances recently had beautiful daughters. We’re so excited to see the GP family grow and flourish, even during these challenging times.
INTRODUCING PERRY ELIZABETH
Our colleague Ali Ciafre and her husband Nick welcomed their first child, a happy and healthy baby girl named Perry Elizabeth into the world on September 16th. Perry was born 9lbs 1oz and 21in and is so loved by all around her!
Ali is Assistant Director of Catering at The Plaza, and has been a member of the team for just about 7 years.
INTRODUCING SORAYA YASMIN
Soraya was born on September 18, 2020 at 6lbs 5oz and 19 inches. Soraya is Aya Mohamed’s first born child, joining Aya’s two wonderful daughters from my husband, Gabrielle and Gizelle. #girldad She’s a very happy baby who is very attentive to the sound of music and her sisters’ voices. She’s a great cuddle and absolute joy to be with.
Aya can’t wait to get Soraya in the kitchen so we can all be cooking and eating together. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who know Aya (a GP chef de cuisine) and her husband Aaron (a GP freelance event chef) who met at Great Performances—“definitely a GP love match”—making Soraya a true GP baby!