Friends of RDC,

 

Thank you for your ongoing support of RESILIENCE Dance Company! On behalf of all the dancers and myself, we are so grateful for your continued investment in our company and mission to put artists first.

 

As we celebrate our one-year anniversary as a company, I am writing to you to ask that you recommit to our work by becoming a recurring, monthly donor. Monthly donors are essential to the sustainability of RDC. In a year where uncertainty shrouds the future of the arts, monthly donors are our strongest source of regular income. As the opportunities for grants, live performances, and in-person fundraisers become restricted, we turn to monthly donors for a dependable investment in RDC’s future.

 

Monthly donations will help sustain RDC’s programs in several impactful ways:

 

  • $11/mo covers one rehearsal hour for one dancer

  • $25/mo covers one teacher’s paycheck for a class, ensuring that we can continue to offer affordable and accessible technique classes to our community

  • $50/mo helps with the cost of maintaining our virtual platforms, updating our resource center, and organizing Seen: STL events

  • $100/mo covers our monthly rent at The Link Auditorium

  • $250/mo helps to cover the cost of one dancer’s paycheck for a month

  • Finally, a gift of $500/mo would cover production costs of mainstage performances, create more opportunities including outside collaborations, residencies, and partnerships, and represent a commitment to the future growth of the company. 

 

Looking back, it's incredible to see how far we've come in just one year, particularly considering that two-thirds of it has been spent in the midst of the pandemic. Despite challenges, we've successfully put on:

  • Our first full-length performance, Stanzas and Sculptures, featuring an exciting multi-disciplinary collaboration with poet Maya Sorini and costume designer Kayla Lindsay, and premiered both in-person and virtually.

 

  • Our first dance film, There Are No Rules, choreographed, edited and released completely during quarantine, and accepted into EXCHANGE Choreography Festival.

 

  • Two Seen: STL showcases, supporting local choreographers by providing a platform for sharing work and fostering solidarity in the community.

 

  • Our Inaugural Holiday Fundraiser, debuting the company and previewing three original works by Director Emily Haussler 


We have furthermore committed to our mission of putting artists first by building: 
 

  • A robust and open access Resource Center for Artists, empowering and enabling the success of independent dance artists

 

  • Partnerships with Athletico Physical Therapy, Brittni Collins LPC, and Ellen Reynolds LPC - thereby providing sustainable physical and mental care for our company dancers.

 

  • research survey to investigate mental health needs for the dance community, and subsequent programming including a Support Group for Dancers - a unique one-of-a-kind offering in St. Louis lead by our partner therapist Brittni Collins

  • Affordable, high-quality dance classes to support advanced, pre-professional, and professional dancers' continued training without breaking the bank - essential for working artists

 

  • A relationship with Connect the Arts, promoting collaboration and community amongst artists during these uncertain times.

Finally, despite financial challenges brought on by the pandemic, our company dancers, teachers, and collaborators never went without their paychecks. 
 

With the start of this new year, I hope you consider supporting our artists by becoming a recurring monthly donor. Your support today will help us further our mission of putting artists first and ensure that RDC can continue to create innovative community programs, engaging new dance works, and a sustainable future.
 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Emily Haussler - Founder and Director, RESILIENCE Dance Company 

 

How to become a monthly donor:

To donate by credit card, visit our fundraising page online at fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/resilience-dance-company and select the “monthly” donation option at the top of the page.

To donate by check, please make the check out once a month to “Fractured Atlas” and mail to 3172 Morganford Rd., Apt. 308, St. Louis, MO, 63116.

Please note that RESILIENCE Dance Company is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of RESILIENCE Dance Company must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

© 2021 by RESILIENCE Dance Company, LLC

RESILIENCE Dance Company is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of RESILIENCE Dance Company must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.