Support the School of Dance at the Mason Dance Fête

dancers in the wings

Witness the power and resilience of dance as the Mason Company takes the stage for this year’s virtual Gala Performance Concert.

The 2021 Mason Dance Fête featured an exclusive, live, pre-performance virtual event for sponsors and donors on March 27th. With an inside-look at the School of Dance and special gift bags for sponsors, the evening was a special celebration of the excellence, resiliency, and legacy of the School of Dance. Proceeds from the event support School of Dance student scholarships. To find out more about this celebration of the excellence, resiliency and legacy of the School of Dance, contact CVPA Development Coordinator Alice Magelssen-Green. The event was followed by the School of Dance Gala Performance Concert featuring works by some of the country’s most prominent choreographers, including a premiere by Hope Boykin and Sunlit Song by Susan Shields.

Turn a Dream into Reality

Mason’s School of Dance is rapidly emerging as one of the premier modern dance programs nationwide. Students studying dance at Mason experience a distinctive combination of conservatory-style training and the challenge of studying at an esteemed public research university. 

Highly talented students are taught by high-caliber faculty and have access to today’s most distinguished choreographers and dancers through master classes and visiting artists programs.

To advance this vital and life-changing work, the School of Dance seeks to deepen its investment in places, programs, and people.

Here are a few ways your investment can make a difference:

  • Provide support for the facilities our dancers need to succeed. Specifically, a Dance Performance Lab is needed.
  • Give toward ongoing program and performance support, ensuring that our dancers have the resources on stage and off to develop their artistry.
  • Endow a faculty chair or fellowship, ensuring that top-notch faculty and visiting artists are working with our students.
  • Fund a scholarship so that a talented student has every opportunity to attend George Mason University.

Giving Levels

Contributor: $25-$99

Friend: $100-$199

Patron: $200 - $499

Benefactor: $500 - $999

Commissioner: $1,000+

All donors receive newsletters, season brochures and recognition in the Gala Concert program.

"At the start of my freshman year, my parents and I made a 19-hour road trip before move-in day. Mason had been my dream school from the moment I toured. I knew my experiences at this school would give me the necessary tools to really prepare me for a career in dance. Being from out of state, I never thought attending Mason would be possible for my family financially. I was so worried that finances would prevent me from receiving an education in dance at the best school possible for me. Receiving a scholarship from the School of Dance truly made my dream a reality. Without the scholarship, I would not have been able to attend Mason and would have been given all the incredible experiences I have been fortunate to receive here so far."

Marina Vianello, scholarship recipient
Marina Vianello