Mason’s School of Dance is rapidly emerging as one of the premier modern dance programs nationwide. Those studying dance at Mason experience a distinctive combination of conservatory-style training and the challenge of studying at an esteemed public research university. Mason Dance serves as a model not only for other dance programs, but for all student and professional interaction in higher education.
Turn a Dream into Reality
Mason’s School of Dance is rapidly emerging as one of the premier modern dance programs nationwide. Students studying dance at Mason experience a distinctive combination of conservatory-style training and the challenge of studying at an esteemed public research university.
Highly talented students are taught by high-caliber faculty and have access to today’s most distinguished choreographers and dancers through master classes and visiting artists programs.
To advance this vital and life-changing work, the School of Dance seeks to deepen its investment in places, programs, and people.
Here are a few ways your investment can make a difference:
- Provide support for the facilities our dancers need to succeed. Specifically, a Dance Performance Lab is needed.
- Give toward ongoing program and performance support, ensuring that our dancers have the resources on stage and off to develop their artistry.
- Endow a faculty chair or fellowship, ensuring that top-notch faculty and visiting artists are working with our students.
- Fund a scholarship so that a talented student has every opportunity to attend George Mason University.
Contributor: $25 - $99
Friend: $100 – $199
Patron: $200 – $499
Benefactor: $500 – $999
All donors receive newsletters, season brochures and recognition in the Gala Concert Program.
Held annually during the spring semester, the Dance Gala features thrilling works by an array of acclaimed choreographers. The 2017 event on March 31st will include a wine and hors d'ouerves reception with students, faculty and dance supporters, open studios where you can visit the motion capture lab and learn more about the upcoming performance, and a ticket to the Dance Gala performance featuring work by renowned choreographers Robert Bottle, Alejandro Cerrudo, Soon Ho Park, and Susan Shields. This extraordinary evening features a dynamic performance of technically demanding and intensely driven work by talented students as they embark upon their promising dance careers. 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. Please visit the following link to purchase tickets or sponsorships.
Many Mason Dance Company alumni have gone on to successful dance careers in prestigious companies such as Mark Morris Dance Group, David Parsons Company, Pascal Rioult, Elisa Monte and Limón Dance. Don’t miss this talented company of dancers preparing to burst onto the national dance scene.
"At the start of my freshman year, my parents and I made a 19-hour road trip before move-in day. Mason had been my dream school from the moment I toured. I knew my experiences at this school would give me the necessary tools to really prepare me for a career in dance. Being from out of state, I never thought attending Mason would be possible for my family financially. I was so worried that finances would prevent me from receiving an education in dance at the best school possible for me. Receiving a scholarship from the School of Dance truly made my dream a reality. Without the scholarship, I would not have been able to attend Mason and would have been given all the incredible experiences I have been fortunate to receive here so far."