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.

Andrea Clark Smith in honor of

Charles Santos

Vershawn Sanders-Ward in honor of

Theo Jamison

Sarah Morrison in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Katie Moore-Derkits in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Karen Long Charles in honor of

Mary Moore Easter

Rosy Simas in honor of

Barbara Mahler

Ellen Walker in honor of

Dr. Iquail Shaheed

Denise Pate in honor of

Deborah B. Vaughan

Holly Bass in honor of

40th Anniversary!

Victor Torres in memory of

Victims of Mass Shootings

Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez in honor of

Vladimir Issaev

Tara Birtwhistle in honor of

Richard Rutherford

Roger Kluge in honor of

40th Anniversary

    Joanna Furnans in honor of

    Deborah Goffe

    Stanford Makishi in honor of

    Casey McEnelly

    Felicia Rosenfeld in honor of

    Mara Greenberg

    Courtney Burke in honor of

    40th Anniversary!

    Lucy Bowen McCauley in honor of

    Mark Morris

    Stanford Makishi in honor of

    Tony Shivers

    Heather Thorne in honor of

    Paul Vasterling

    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

    Lucy Bowen McCauley in honor of

    Gesel Mason

    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

    Lucy Bowen McCauley in honor of

    Eric Hampton

    Nancy MacKay in honor of

    40th Anniversary!

    Cora Barnes in honor of

    José Orlando "Lalo" Izquierdo Fune

    Thomas Cavanagh in honor of

    40th Anniversary!

      Ellen Walker in honor of

      40th Anniversary!

      Debbie Blunden-Diggs in honor of

      Jeraldyne Blunden - Founding AD, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

      Heather Thorne in honor of

      Owen Thorne

      Judith Green in honor of

      40th Anniversary!

      Lucy Bowen McCauley in honor of

      Nancy Umanoff

      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

      Lucy Bowen McCauley in honor of

      Mary Verdi-Fletcher

      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

      Lucy Bowen McCauley in honor of

      David Leventhal

      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

      Celia Fushille 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.

        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. 

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