Donate to support LACDC today!


This past year has been a season of transition and growth for all of us at LA Contemporary Dance Company. We welcomed our community back into the studio for workshops, classes, labs and intensives – collaborated with artists spanning the creative field on new and expansive projects – shared in connection through movement and storytelling across generations and the city.

The next generation of contemporary dancers and choreographers were given the space and time to explore and collaborate in supportive environments. Many of whom were able to do so unencumbered by a financial burden. This year we provided the most scholarships and aid to our creative community than ever before.

We did this under the leadership of our new artistic director, Jamila Glass – supported by an engaged board of directors; our media manager, Danielle King; community action manager, Nicole Hagen; and managing director, Napoleon Gladney. Along with our awe-inspiring company of dancers who have stretched themselves pursuing new teaching, choreographic, designing, styling, and directing opportunities – all because of your support.

This year was not free of its challenges. The ongoing pandemic has changed the ways in which we create and share in our love of dance and like many other small non-profit arts organizations, we are still feeling the effects of last year’s shutdown. Prioritizing access and safety requires more support than we could have imagined.

Now, through December 3, we invite you to join us in our SEASON OF GIVING with a gift of any amount. Your tax-deductible donations will provide scholarships to emerging dance artists and support the creation and presentation of new work to in-person audiences that are representative of this pivotal moment of time. All while ensuring our company of dancers and team are paid for their brilliant work in safe environments.

For your generosity, we have a few ways of saying THANKS!

>> Give a gift of any amount and receive priority access to the virtual screening of a new dance film choreographed by Elías Aguirre and directed by Jamila Glass, featuring the full company, commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain.

>> Give $50+ and receive a 2022 calendar filled with imagery and costumes by collaborator Mimi Haddon worn by our company of dancers. This is the perfect holiday season gift, direct from the Los Angeles creative community.

>> Give $100+ and receive an invitation to an in-person showing and reception on December 3, 2021 at 7:00pm at Stomping Ground LA of a new work by Elías Aguirre, featuring the full company, commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain. The work will be filmed the following day and released as a virtual film directed by Jamila Glass.

>> Give $150+ and receive an invitation for two, to the in-person showing and reception on December 3, 2021 at 7:00pm at Stomping Ground LA of the new work by Elías Aguirre.


Why donate?

L.A. Contemporary Dance Company:
- Provides irreplaceable opportunities for creative minds to gather, exchange ideas, and collaborate to craft unique experiences.

- Engages over 30 artists annually including dancers, choreographers, composers, photographers, videographers, costume designers, lighting designers, and collaborators of all kinds.

- Reaches 2,500 - 4,000 people annually through the company's performances, intensive programs, touring, outreach events, and workshops, and engages with an online community of over 20,000 friends and fans.

- Works with LOCAL artists - over 150 artists have created with us to date to create over 30 original dance and multi-disciplinary pieces.

- Has proudly represented the vibrant and unique arts and culture of L.A. with recent tours to Argentina, New Zealand, and Alaska.

-Has consistently received funding from and been recognized as a strong company to invest in by the L.A. County Arts Commission, the L.A. City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the group of over 100 donors who are key stakeholders in our future.

And, LACDC performs all of the above at an affordable rate to our community, ticket buyers, and students. As a non-profit, professional company, this work is possible due to the combination of ticket sales, public and private grants, commissions, and donations from generous individuals like you. 

Thank you for choosing to support LACDC. No matter the amount, you are participating in our creative process, and making dance happen in LA - and beyond! 

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or send a check for "L.A. Contemporary Dance" to:
1050 W. Alameda Ave. #553, Burbank, CA 91506

L.A. Contemporary Dance Company is a non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.