Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit

The Vermont Dance Alliance (VDA) is a springboard for Vermont dancers and a public platform for dance in Vermont. VDA acts as an agency that plans and produces events, cultivates depth in relationships between dance artists of all genres, educates the public, and brings high quality events to our communities statewide. The project began in June, 2016 as a volunteer-run effort to gain insight into the existing dance opportunities, and dance needs, throughout Vermont. Because of the interests of the participating volunteers, the focus was primarily on contemporary dance. After a year of successful networking, gathering, and producing as a team, the vision expanded to include all dance forms that are represented throughout the state. We found that Vermont dancers represent over 30 different genres of dance, from Ballet to Breaking, from Improvisation to Brazilian dance. VDA was founded to unite dancers across the state, and prove the power of dance in bonding people and connecting communities. VDA aims to help empower personal expression and nurture our collective whole. We use dance to provide a common language, encourage freedom of expression and empowerment, and build and create communities that share and learn together. 

VDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by its membership system, which is comprised of dance artists, service partners, patrons and sponsors, each of whom play a vital role in our ecosystem. VDA thrives from active participation. The foundation/platform for dance was built for the people, and is made of the people. Dancers, service providers, and dance enthusiasts of all genres are encouraged to join the Vermont Dance Alliance to become the voice of dance in Vermont. As a member, you become an active participant and gain visibility within the network. The website is open to the public, but VDA members can create and engage with the content. As a member, you will benefit from deeper connections, increased opportunities, personal and career development, and wide-ranging exposure.

I Have Worked With

  • March 2019

    Highland Center for the Arts was a presenting partner for the 2019 VDA Dance Gala! A family-friendly weekend of performances and master classes open to the public, featuring members of the Vermont Dance Alliance. 

  • January 2018

    Toby is a VDA member, and helped us to successfully create our strategic plan from brainstorm to pdf! Toby continues to act as facilitator in many of our works-in-progress Q&A feedback sessions with audience and artists.

  • January 2018

    Christal Brown is a VDA member, and has helped VDA to secure public programming through the Middlebury Dance Department Movement Matters Series. 


  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Founder and Director
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 5423
Burlington, VT 05402
Physical Address: 
PO Box 5423
Burlington, VT 05402
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Ballroom
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Folk
Dance - Hip Hop
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Dance - Traditional
Design - Architecture
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Film Showings
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Social Media Services
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Dance USA
Marlboro Non-Profit Management Course