Katie stays Holmes: Actress cancels first red carpet appearance since Tom Cruise split
14:57 GMT, 27 July 2012
Katie Holmes has cancelled what would have been her first official public appearance since her split from Tom Cruise.
The former Dawson's Creek actress, 33, was due to attend this Satuday's Dizzy Feet Foundation gala.
But her spokesman told E! that Holmes has decided to pull out of the event, being held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center.
Not red carpet ready: Katie Holmes has pulled out of the Dizzy Feet Foundation gala on Saturday. It would have marked her first public function since splitting from Tom Cruise last month, seen here at the Oscar's Vanity Fair party in February
Katie is a board member for the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organisation which supports dance education.
Katie's last solo red carpet appearance on June 11 in Beijing, China
It was set up three years ago by Holmes, Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman and Carrie Ann Inaba.
The Celebration Of Dance event will see performances from Glee stars Harry Shum Jr. and Chord Overstreet and contestants past and present from So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars.
The cast of the movie Step Up Revolution are also set to take a turn on stage.
Holmes appeared as a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance last year – and also performed on the show in 2009.
Katie's last red carpet appearance with Tom was back in February at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in Los Angeles.
She announced she was divorcing Tom at the end of last month following a five-year marriage.
York-based Katie recently took a commercial flight to visit her family
in Ohio, before returning to the Big Apple earlier this week.
Meanwhile, 50-year-old Cruise is house hunting in New York – and is limiting his search to 'secluded' properties.
The Mission Impossible actor is searching for a new pile so he can be close to his daughter, six-year-old Suri.
Representatives for the Rock of Ages star
contacted Donna Senko of Sotheby's International who have now spoken to
agents in Westchester County, Stamford and Greenwich to enquire about
Supporting a good cause: The event is being held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center
Taking a twirl: The cast of the movie Step Up Revolution are among performers at the dance education benefit, Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman pictured
Tom has specified his new home must be secure, discreet and secluded with a 'suburban presence' so Suri can play in private.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: 'He wants something extremely secluded where Suri can play without paparazzi watching. There are lots of them in these towns.'
Although the Hollywood superstar is keeping the couple's former home in Beverly Hills – which he shares with his eldest children, Isabella, 19, and 17-year-old Connor – he is determined to have a permanent base in New York for his time with Suri.
Doting mother: Katie and Suri head out in New York earlier this week