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Victoria L. Awkward, Director of VLA DANCE, is invested in dance as a conduit for communal care and building freedom for individuals of all identities. Your financial support will enable us to:

1. Continue and increase our weekly class offerings


2. Present a new show, For Nina, and bring back, IN THE SPACE BETWEEN

3. Add to our social justice projects including the Financial Transparency Project and our the journal annual POLLEN

4. Continue our work with teens in our Youth Cohort


5. Pay our administrative team including Director Victoria


"VLA DANCE has been crucial to me this past year in a myriad of ways. At the base of it, I am so lucky to be able to dance during this time. On top of that, to move in a safe environment. On top of that, to share this movement with my fellow company members and collaborators—continually learning from and inspiring each other—and eventually, share it with an audience in live and virtual performances! And last, but not least, to begin to work towards earning a living doing all the above. What gifts VLA DANCE has brought me: movement, community, knowledge, inspiration, abundance." - Sasha Peterson


"I feel so grateful to have found such an incredible and inspiring community at VLA  DANCE. Victoria’s focus on community empowerment through dance fosters so much joy, creativity, and connection in a way that I have never experienced anywhere else. To see a team of strong individuals not much older than myself build this company from the ground up fills me with ambition to make and produce my own work someday. I love how VLA DANCE collaborates with so many other artists, and I’m honored to be a part of the company and its growth!" - Cassie Wang

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