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2019 Mason Dance Fête

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

Saturday, March 30th, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
deLaski Performing Arts Building, Rooms A305 and A307
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Mason School of Dance students

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 evening celebrating the School of Dance! The Mason Dance Fête is an intimate benefit reception featuring a Q&A with Lucinda Childs moderated by arts essayist, dance critic, and historian Suzanne Carbonneau.

Featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres, student showcases, 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 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 and Donna L. Kidd

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 choreographed by Lucinda Childs, Nacho Duato, and Andonis Foniadakis.

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 $95 each and sponsorships begin at the $500 level.

Purchase Tickets to the Fête.


Gold Sponsors

Donna L. Kidd and Peter N. Stearns


Helen and Bill Ackerman


Michael Brown and Elizabeth Price
Kristin and Brian Burr
Dr. Zofia Burr and Dr. Alok Yadav
Anne Caputo
Dr. Kimberly K. Eby and Dr. José M. Cortina
Russell Lamb and Jennifer Lamb
Kevin Lastorino and Denise Kitay
Patricia and Evans Mandes
Dr. Carol C. Mattusch and Dr. Richard S. Mason
Linda and Philip Miller
Julia Morelli and Daniel Rainey
The Hon. J. Chapman Petersen and Mrs. Sharon K. Petersen
Dr. Victoria N. Salmon and Mr. John J. Salmon


Steve and Marjie Alloy
Dr. Deborah Crawford
Dr. Rick Davis and Ms. Julie Thompson
Virginia McGehee Friend
Stevie and Gardner Gillespie
Sam Gowdy and Tammy Walker
Hillary and Christopher Hebeler
Linda and Buford Lewis
Don and Sonja Palomaki
Susan Shields and John Chick
Shugoll Research
Edward and Maura Weiner
Dr. David Wu and Mrs. Sheau Ping Wu