“THANK YOU for challenging the young students to work together, to be a bigger, better version of themselves, to respect one another, their ideas and opinions AND to love what they do.” – Parent of a Carolyn Dorfman Dance student. 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for being part of the Carolyn Dorfman Dance family. We are so grateful for the support of our community. Last year, funding from our generous donors allowed us to:

  • Reach more than 10,000 patrons and students through performance and educational programming.
  • Share 20 performances in 13 venues.
  • Conduct 13 school residencies serving 21 schools, reaching over 2,500 students.
  • Restage signature works including Love Suite Love, Odisea, and Interior Designs.
  • Experience robust teaching/performance tours to Madison, WI; Lehigh Valley, PA; and Fairfax, VA.

Impact. Connect. Community. Collaboration. These words are at the heart of our mission to change the world through dance. We’re excited to announce several landmark partnerships with internationally renowned artists in 2020:

  • An expansive six-month, multi-faceted exchange with Katha Ghera, a women theatre collective, from Kathmandu, Nepal. The project is one of only six selected for support from Communities Connecting Heritage (CCH) a world learning program funded by the US Department of State.
  • A new work set to the music of Louis Prima, commissioned by the Gia Maione Prima Foundation and the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College. The work will premiere in the fall of 2020.
  • A potential new collaboration with master jazz violist Regina Carter.

Of course, all of our work is not possible without the support of generous donors. We hope we can count on you for a gift of any size to help us bring the joy of dance to communities large and small.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season of peace and hope,

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Anita Thomas
Executive Director

Carolyn Dorfman
Founder/Artistic Director

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