College of Visual and Performing Arts
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Dance Gala Celebration

Join us in supporting and celebrating Mason’s School of Dance!

Friday, March 31, 2017, 6:00 –10:00 pm
deLaski Performing Arts Building, A301, A305 and A307
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Dance Gala Celebration dancers

Thanks to supporters, School of Dance students like the ones pictured are able to learn from distinguished faculty and visiting choreographers.

Join us for a special, insider-view event before the School of Dance’s annual Gala Concert performance. Featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres, open studios, and a chance to mingle with students, faculty, choreographers, and other School of Dance supporters, this event raises much-needed funds for student scholarships. The School of Dance is one of the premier modern dance programs in the United States and attracts students from all over the country and the world.  Your support helps students get a first-class education and go onto dance on stages all over the world, including on Broadway and at the Kennedy Center.

The event will include:

  • Open studios where you can meet the students, visit the motion capture studio, and learn about the works in the performance
  • Hors d'oeuvres and wine reception with faculty, students, and supporters
  • Performance featuring works choreographed by Robert Battle, Alejandro Cerrudo, Soon Ho Park, and Susan Shields.

6:00 p.m. - Reception and open studios in DeLaski Performing Arts Building

8:00 p.m. - Dance Gala Concert in Center for the Arts

Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships support School of Dance scholarships. For more information, please e-mail Alice Magelssen-Green or call her at 703-993-1593. Single tickets are $95 each. ($20 of the cost of the ticket is deductible.)


Gold Sponsors

Dr. Peter N. Stearns and Ms. Donna L. Kidd

Bronze Sponsors

Michael Brown and Elizabeth Price 
Mr. Kevin Lastorino and Dr. Denise Kitay
Julia Morelli and Daniel Rainey
Dr. Victoria N. Salmon and Mr. John J. Salmon
Lloyd Griffiths and Arlene Page
In memory of Harriet C. Mattusch
Stevie and Gardner Gillespie
Drs. Nance Lucas and Pam Patterson
Patricia and Evans Mandes
Dr. Michelle Marks and Mr. Thomas Anderson
Kimberly K. Eby and Jose M. Cortina
Brian and Krissy Burr
Linda and Phillip Miller
The deLaski Family Foundation
Russell and Jennifer Lamb

Benefactor Sponsors

Helen and Bill Ackerman
Adam Winsler and Kathy Preisinger
Don and Sonja Palomaki
The Hon. J. Chapman Petersen and Mrs. Sharon K. Petersen
Dr. Zofia A. Burr and Dr. Alok Yadav
Shugoll Research
Dr. Rick Davis and Ms. Julie Thompson
Dr. Deborah Crawford
Mary and Paul Roberts