Support The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation

The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation  maintains the legacy of Isadora Duncan, the mother of modern dance via performances amd residencies nationally and internationally. Preserving Duncan's legacy through archived digital and print works from Isadora's lifetime and afterward. In addition to reconstructing and reviving Isadora Duncan's choreography, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company create new choreography based in Isadora's technique. Help us preserve the legacy of Isadora Duncan and reach future generations via our educational outreach programs.

The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation relies on the generosity of a wide circle of donors. It is becoming increasingly apparent to us that there is a community of individuals, corporations, foundations and funders interested in supporting the performing arts that cultivate and nourish humanistic values, coupled with environmental and holistic health concerns. We welcome you to our Friends of the Foundation Circle.


Legacy Donors are individuals, organizations, and companies who have the passion and foresight to endow the Foundation for future generations. The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation is actively seeking individuals, organizations and corporations for on-going collaborations, sponsorships, and partnerships. 





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Supporters at our Gods & Godesses levels are interested in live performances, dance, programs for children, music, higher learning, and preservation of Isadora Duncan's legacy. Our donors are generous supporters of the arts and help make everything that the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation does possible. You can support the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation by check, cash, making a donation through via the Paypal button below, or through in kind contributions like volunteer work.









Acknowledgement of Public Support and Corporate Sponsorship




The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation and Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company are grateful to the following organizations for their continued support.


Corporate Sponsors


Bridge for Dance
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Casa Blanca Management
Dance New Amsterdam
Fidelity Investment Bank
Garden of Eden
Hampton Inn - Chelsea
House of Print
Insignia Plaza Family LP
JetBlue Airways
Lyrichord Discs, Inc.
Marriot ExecuStay
McBurney YMCA
Monarchia Matt International Wine Co.
New York City Home Educators Alliance
Sidney Frank Importing Company
Simon & Schuster


Foundation Support

The Fan Fox & Leslie Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Touch Foundation
Theodore & Renee Weiler Foundation, Inc.


Public Donors

New York State Council on the Arts
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
New York Department of Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts - American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius


Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation receives support from New York State Council on the Arts for the community-based arts education program, Isadora Duncan: Spirit, Body & Mind.

Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultuaral Affairs in partenership with the City Council. The reconstruction project has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius and Art Works.



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Current Funding


In 2010, The Isadora Duncan Dance Company was awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius for reconstructions of two nearly lost Duncan works, The Rakoczy March, an exuberant call to freedom and unity with music by Hector Berlioz which has not been seen on the concert stage since the 1930’s, and The Slow March, a weighty expression of prophetic destiny created after the tragic death of Isadora’s two children with music by Franz Schubert. Both group works, these dances show a fabulous spectrum of Duncan's choreographic range. The grant further supports a national tour of The Art of Isadora, a program featuring the premiere of these new reconstructions as well as highlight Isadora’s signature works, interwoven with dramatic narratives about her life.


The IDDF has received funding from New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs for support of our educational outreach programs as well as our annual celebration of Isadora Duncan’s Birthday. 


Artistic Director Lori Belilove’s recent receipt of The Mills College 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award came in an extraordinary year of support and recognition for many leading dance professionals, institutions, and critics, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Christine Sarry, Eliot Feld, Michael Vernon, and Deborah Jowitt. In the past few years we have been partnering with such institutions as the Brooklyn Museum, Dance New Amsterdam (DNA-NYC), National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), the Judson Church Theater, Downtown Dance Festival, World Dance Alliance (WDA), American Dance Guild (ADG), Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW), Victorian Society of America, Girl Scouts of America, Ifetayo Culural Arts Academy, Phoenix School District, The Creative Center for Women with Cancer, and The Hebrew Home at Riverdale.




is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization
Recognized by the New York State Charities Bureau.