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Donors help to make the School of Dance's excellence possible.

Support the School of Dance at the Mason Dance Fête

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The Mason Dance Fête, which takes place every Spring, celebrates and supports Mason’s School of Dance. The event includes a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception with students, faculty and dance supporters, showcases where you can gain a dance expert’s insight into choreography and learn more about the upcoming performance, and a ticket to the Dance Gala Concert performance. The concert this year featured work by such renowned choreographers as Nacho Duato, Andonis Foniadakis, and Lucinda Childs. 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. 

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.
Giving Levels

Contributor: $25 - $99

Friend: $100 – $199

Patron: $200 – $499

Benefactor: $500 – $999

Commissioner: $1,000+

All donors receive newsletters, season brochures and recognition in the Gala Concert Program.

"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."

Marina Vianello