National Leadership Council for Dance

Launched in 2011, the National Leadership Council for Dance (NLCD) is a group of influential dance champions, enthusiasts, advocates, and leaders from across the country. NLCD members engage not only in philanthropic support for the craft, but are committed to working collectively to strengthen and advance the field at the national level. Members serve as ambassadors to the dance field in their respective home communities, as well as valued representatives and resources to Dance/USA in our nationally focused work.

National Leadership Council for Dance

Each year NLCD members:

  • Make a minimum annual contribution of $2,500 to Dance/USA
  • Maintain philanthropic support for the dance company, organization, or artist with which they are currently affiliated
  • Serve as ambassadors for Dance/USA, sharing our resources with their respective communities and providing insight and guidance to Dance/USA leadership

As a member of the Council, individuals are invited to:

  • Participate in the annual Winter Soiree in New York City and Fall Gathering in different locations across North America
  • Take part in exclusive events, receptions, and conversations throughout the year
  • Attend the Dance/USA National Conference featuring Council-only events
  • Join Dance/USA Trustees for the annual Capitol Hill visit to advocate for dance in front of Congressional leaders
  • Utilize Dance/USA’s House Seat program
  • Create a community of national dance advocates

Become an NLCD Member

To learn more about the National Leadership Council for Dance or to join, contact Director of Advancement Raechel Hofsteadter by email at or by phone at 202.595.6822.

Founding & Current Members

Dance/USA is immensely grateful to NLCD founding and current members. These extraordinary individuals range from executive directors of renowned dance companies to dance enthusiasts who have a passion for furthering and strengthening professional dance.

To view a full list of the current and founding NLCD Members click here

House Seat Program

NLCD members also have access to house tickets for purchase at partnering dance companies and presenting organizations. We are very grateful to all of the companies that agreed to participate in the House Seat Program. 

To view a full list of NLCD House Seat participants click here.

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