Come (Virtually) Celebrate with Us!

You’re invited to our community celebration and dance party of the year! Mark DeGarmo Dance’s programs use dance to engage and empower through performance and education.

Click here for “tickets,” to make a donation, and participate in our Silent Auction!

The evening will include music and dancing, performances, a silent auction and a shout-out auction.

In 2019, MDD awarded its inaugural “Arts Education Advocate” Award to Miss America 2019, Nia Imani Franklin. Previously, MDD awarded the annual “Educational Visionary” Lifetime Achievement Award, to dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer Patricia Aulestia (2017), dance writer Deborah Jowitt (2016), ballet legends and founders of The Briansky Ballet Center Oleg Briansky and Mireille Briane (2015); actress/writer/director, and co-founder of The Living Theatre Judith Malina (2014); and educational theorist and social activist Maxine Greene (2013).  View highlights from past years of Dance for Dance.


Dance for Dance 2020 Co-Chairs (in formation)

Judy Choi*
Mark DeGarmo*
Sarah Finlayson & Lindley DeGarmo
Lawrence P. Holodak*
Roshene Kemp*
Kathleen Kheel*
Karen DeLuca Stephens*
Marianne Egri* & David Thomas

*MDD Board Members

Ex Officios 2020 (in formation)

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
NY State Senator Brad M. Hoylman
NY City Council Member Margaret S. Chin
NY City Council Member Andrew Cohen
NY City Council Member Ben Kallos
NY City Council Member Paul Vallone