Artist Housing and Travel Fund

Looking ahead to our 11th season in Washington, D.C.,  we invite you to join our campaign as we aim to raise $5,000 to support our Travel and Housing Fund. Our esteemed board member, Mary McGrane, founded the fund in 2022 to provide our dancers, choreographers, composers, and visiting musicians with a comfortable, safe, and convenient place to live for the weeks they spend here rehearsing and performing. 

Your contribution to the Travel and Housing Fund directly helps covers the costs to bring in and host these high calibre artists from across the country. 

“I had been a long-time fan of classical ballet but never had any interest in modern dance until a friend persuaded me to attend a CDP performance. And that’s all it took — the transportive and innovative dancing, a venue where I could see the entire performance without bobbing and weaving around, and beautiful live music — and I was hooked.

Prior to the establishment of the Fund, our accommodations were scattered throughout the area and were of very uneven quality. The donations to the Fund have allowed us to locate everyone near our rehearsal space in a partnership with Simply Suites, which provides private, comfortable suites with kitchens. Please contribute to this Fund to help support our artists.”  

– Mary McGrane, Board of Directors President 




Patric Palkens, John-Paul Simoens, and Sophie Miklosovic in Alight
Photo by: Rachel Malehorn



Michael Cherry

Senior Apprentice 

Sally McLain

Violinist and Prinicipal Musician

Ian Debono 

Company Principal

Jenelle Figgins

Company Principal


Deborah and Bruce Downey
Kitty and Tim Hayes
Anastasia and James Lanier
Mary McGrane
Mary Pendergast
Aislinn Toohey
Heidi Wagner
JoAnn Willis

Header Photo

Francesca Dugarte and Erin Brothers in Prufrock 2022

Photo by: Eduardo Patino.NYC