The following donors, organizations, and agencies play a crucial role in advancing access to dance education and performance in 2017-18:

Government and Foundations

$100,000 and up
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

$20,000 and up
Philip L. Graham Fund
United Way of the National Capital Area
The Share Fund

$10,000 and up
Clark-Winchcole Foundation
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Harman Family Foundation

$5,000 and up
Corina Higginson Trust
Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts
Eugene M. Lang Foundation

$1,000 and up
Capitol Hill Community Foundation
Combined Federal Campaign
Dimick Foundation
Nora Roberts Foundation

Community Partners

Joy of Motion is honored to collaborate with the following organizations and government agencies:

  • After-School All-Stars
  • Atlas Performing Arts Center
  • Communities in Schools
  • DC Public Schools
  • DC Public Charter Schools


  • DC Youth Rehabilitation Services
  • DC Summer Youth Employment Program
  • Devenio Inc.
  • Higher Achievement
  • The Washington Center

Corporations and Businesses

Center Stage Sponsor (Winter 2018):

Corporate Matching Gifts:

Individuals and Families

Annual Donors

Fourth Circle:
Rochelle Bobroff and Alfred Mamlet
Joyce Curtner
Flachs Family Fund
Kohl Family Charitable Trust
Laurence and Florence Meyer

Third Circle:
Brent Agnew
Evelyn Brandt
Beth Buck
William Cain and Barbara Harman
Allison Feierabend
Helen Hayes
Christopher Holmes
Elisa Rapaport and Michael Schoenbaum

Second Circle:
Loren Amdursky and Edward Nelson
Bob and Mary Eccles
Elaine Goldman
Ivette and Michael Hayes
Michele Lieban Levine and Bob Levine
Dorothy Dort Levy
Stephanie Meyer and Eric Dunn
Sharon Parrott and Ari Blumenthal
Attlee G. Shinaberry
Anita Silver
Jacqueline Strzemp
Jonathan Young and Nellie Wild
Kenneth Williams

First Circle:
Karen Ackerman
Caren Benjamin
Stephen Clapp and Laura Schandelmeier
Michelle Cooper
Sara Hope Franks
Lisa Garcia
Richard Gervase and Stuart Delery
Susan McCarthy
Reich Meyer Family Fund
James Roof
Roberta Shinaberry
Stephen Vago

Monthly Donors

Choreographers Circle:
Kevin Edwards
Tom and Nancy Gavin
Helen Hayes
Elizabeth Hall
Richard Kirby and Beth-ann Roth
Jessica Lerner and Daniel Pink
Heidi and Caryn Thiboheim

Producers Circle:
Frances Alexander
Ari Blumenthal and Sharon Parrott
Hallie Sherard Kuller
Aleta Margolis and Michael Brodsky
Ute Moeller
Marvin Washington

Directors Circle:
Erva Cockfield
Jonathan DeVilbiss
Leah Kalinosky
Roslyn and Laurence Korb
Margaret Riddle
Karen Zhang

Dancers Circle:
Brent Agnew
Elizabeth Allen
Julia Harman Cain
Jaime Cavelier and Monica Restrepo
Sarah Chapin
Bev Cohen
Sarah Davis
Robin Galbraith
Senovia Hurtado
Stacey Kohl
Julie Meyer
Rachel Newman
Francesca Recanatini

*This list represents donors who contributed more than $250 in the last 12 months (January 2017 – January 2018) and all members of the Joyful Circle. Despite our best efforts, errors may have occurred in producing this list. If you notice an error, please accept our apologies and let us know right away:

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2017-18 Resident Companies

Motion X Dance DC
Artistic Director: Stephanie Dorrycott

UpRooted Dance
Artistic Director: Keira Hart-Mendoza

DC Contemporary Dance Theater/El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea
Artistic Director: Miya Hisaka

* Learn more about the Resident Company program at Joy of Motion

Memberships and Affiliations

Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County:

Atlas Performing Arts Center:
Resident Arts Partner

Capitol Hill Association of Merchants & Professionals:

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington
Featured Nonprofit  (2009, 2013 2017)


Cultural Tourism DC:

Dance Metro DC:


DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:

National Dance Education Organization: