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2020 Mason Dance Fête

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

[Update: April 17, 2020] As part of our collective effort to minimize the impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 to our community, all performances and events in our venues have been cancelled through August 8, 2020Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, please fill out this form with your preference or contact the Ticket Office. Though our stages are dark, we will continue to bring you creative content online through Mason Arts at Home.

Above: Promo video for the 2020 Mason Dance Fête

Join us for a special evening celebrating the School of Dance! Featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres, student showcases, and a chance to mingle with students, faculty, 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. This extraordinary evening features a dynamic performance of technically demanding work by talented students as they embark upon promising dance careers.

Co-Chairs: Kimberly K. Eby, Donna L. Kidd, and Julia M. Morelli

The event will include:

  • Dance showcases where you can meet the students, get a dance expert’s insight into choreography, and learn about the works in the performance
  • Hors d'oeuvres, dessert and wine reception with faculty, students, and supporters
  • Performance featuring works by Christopher d’Amboise, Micaela Taylor, Kyle Abraham, and Rafael Bonachela with live music performed by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

5:30 p.m. - Reception and showcases 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 $110 with a $75 ticket for School of Dance parents and alumni.

Sponsorships begin at the $500 level.

Purchase Tickets to the Fête.


Platinum Level

The deLaski Family Foundation
Donna L. Kidd and Peter N. Stearns

Gold Sponsors

The George Mason University Foundation

​Silver Sponsors

Helen and Bill Ackerman
The Hon. J. Chapman Petersen and Mrs. Sharon K. Petersen
Dr. Kimberly K. Eby and  Dr. José Cortina
Julia Morelli and Daniel Rainey

Bronze Sponsors

Kristin and Brian Burr
Russell and Jennifer Lamb
Mike Brown and Buffy Price
Carol and Bruce Kissal
Dr. Evans Mandes and Mrs. Patricia Mandes
Dr. Carol C. Mattusch and Mr. Richard S. Mason
Douglas and Sharon Pugh
Dr. Victoria N. Salmon and Mr. John J. Salmon
Dr. Zofia Burr and Dr. Alok Yadav

Benefactor Sponsors

2941 Restaurant
Katherine Beyda and Michael Amundson
Lynn and John Bozalis
The Country Club of Fairfax
Dr. Rick Davis and Ms. Julie Thompson
Stevie and Gardner Gillespie
Buford and Linda Lewis
Virginia McGehee Friend
Dr. and Mrs. Kent Minichiello
Sultan Gourmet Market
Susan Shields and John Chick
​Ed and Maria Ward

With Special Thanks to our Dessert Sponsors

Country Club of Fairfax
Sultan Gourmet Market