The VIVA School's
Celebration & Performance
The VIVA School’s Envision Gala is an annual celebration of VIVA’s barrier-breaking initiatives to champion the future of dance and education and a more equitable, inclusive, and just world.
We will be announcing our 2024 Envision Gala plans in the spring!
2023 ENVISION GALA
GALA CHAIRS, DEBBI AND ERNIE JARVIS
VIVA’s 2023 Envision Gala was held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Alongside VIVA’s talented young artists, the evening featured performances by current and former dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Broadway cast of The Lion King, the Forsythe Company, Gallim Dance, Donald Byrd/The Group, the dance captain from Cher's Dressed to Kill Tour, and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, a Chicago-based dance company uniting modern, classical, American, and African American traditions in dance and storytelling. In addition to stunning performances, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, special after-hours access to the museum, and a post-performance dance party.
Relive the night!
ENVISION GALA AMBASSADORS
Margaret DeLorme | Cherlyn Freeman-Watkins | Caroline Potter Shriver | Matthew Rushing | Martiena L. Schneller | Tom Sietsema and Ed Lichorat | Margot Stephenson-Crawford | Angela Stribling | Brandon Todd | Steve and Liz Whisnant
HONORARY ENVISION GALA AMBASSADORS
Ambassador Ivonne Baki | Ambassador (Rtd) Howard W. Gutman | Councilmember Christina Henderson | Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie | Chairman Phil Mendelson | Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana | Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau
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