Mission Driven, Member Centered: Celebrating 40 Years of Service

Dance/USA is celebrating 40 years of service to the national dance ecosystem!

We are looking forward to spending our anniversary year with the dance artists and dance workers who make the beauty of this artform come alive each and every day. Throughout the next year, we invite you to join in the festivities of our milestone birthday in a number of engaging ways. Learn more about how YOU may be a part of celebrating our 40th birthday with us!

Honor a Colleague

We invite you to mark our milestone anniversary by donating $40 for our 40th birthday in the name of an artist, colleague, dancer, friend, or mentor. Celebrate those who have made an impact on your work or your career!  

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To honor a colleague as part of Dance/USA’s 40th anniversary, please make a gift in the amount of $40, $400, or $4,000 at the link below and include who you would like to uplift.

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Renee Szall

Mollie Haven Miller in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Jim Leija in honor of

Kellee Edusei

Jerron Herman in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Katie Moore-Derkits in honor of

Kun-Yang Lin

Malik Robinson in honor of

Tom Robinson

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Johanna Tschebull

Francine Sheffield in honor of

40th Anniversary

Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez in honor of

Kellee Edusei

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Becky Ferrell

Holly Bass in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Nikki Estes in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Hallie Chametzky

Shane Fernando in honor of

Kellee Edusei

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Shanice Mason

Anne Huang in honor of

40th Anniversary

Nancy MacKay in honor of

40th Anniversary

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Imogen Smith

Malik Robinson in honor of

Tom Robinson

Karen Charles in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Roger Kluge in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Stanford Makishi in honor of

Jessica Denson

Cathy Edwards in honor of

Amy Fitterer

    Stanford Makishi in honor of

    Casey McEnelly

    Felicia Rosenfeld in honor of

    Mara Greenberg

    Courtney Burke in honor of

    40th Anniversary!

    Stanford Makishi in honor of

    Tony Shivers

    Michele Scanlan in honor of

    Anne-Camille Hersh

    Stanford Makishi in honor of

    Catherine Caldwell

    Winifred Haun in honor of

    Claire Bataille

    Cathy Edwards in honor of

    Indira Goodwine

    Stanford Makishi in honor of

    Kellee Edusei

    Rhetta Shead in honor of

    40th Anniversary!

    C.C. Conner in honor of

    Linda Shelton

    Cathy Edwards in honor of

    Sara Nash

    Kathy Brown in honor of

    40th Anniversary!

    C.C. Conner in honor of

    D. David Brown

    Denise Pate in honor of

    Dr. Zak Diouf

    C.C. Conner in honor of

    Rena Shagan

    Linda Yudin in honor of

    Srishti Prabha

    C.C. Conner in honor of

    Kathy Brown

    Celia Fushille in honor of

    40th Anniversary!

    C.C. Conner in honor of

    Dick Caples

    Marlana Doyle in honor of

    Kerry Jackson

    C.C. Conner in honor of

    Glenn McCoy

    Nancy MacKay in honor of

    40th Anniversary!

    Cora Barnes in honor of

    José Orlando "Lalo" Izquierdo Fune

    Thomas Cavanagh in honor of

    40th Anniversary!

      Network and Learn From Your Colleagues

      Celebrate our 40th anniversary by expanding your network! Join Dance/USA, connect with your national dance industry peers, and become a part of our member community. Learn about the benefits of membership! 

      Connect with a Colleague

      Join us online and in person for the next Dance/USA program and connect with your colleagues in the national dance ecosystem! Browse our upcoming events and make a plan to connect!

      From August 17-19 dance workers celebrated our 40th anniversary in-person at Dance/USA Connect: Denver, an exciting multi-day convening with programming grounded in our core service of archiving and preservation. Learn about the convening here.

      About Dance/USA
      Established in 1982, Dance/USA is the national service organization for professional dance, serving a broad cross-section of the dance ecosystem. Learn more about our vision, mission, programs, and core values here. 

      Questions? We’d Love to Hear From You!