Building Creative Communities Together!


The most important work ODP does is facilitating empowering connections between one human being and another.

This year has been filled with unprecedented challenges for all of us. We’ve learned about the strength and resilience of our artists, the dedication and loyalty of our board members and donors, and the deep appreciation and need for our education and performance programming in this city. This fall we launched “Project Pivot: A Reimagining of ODP’s Educational Performances and Workshops for the Virtual Space” to meet our educational partners’ explicit requests for online and virtual arts programming that foregrounds social emotional learning in this time of sustained community trauma. 

We are committed to providing this service to our school partners in their time of need – and have, in fact, already presented Project Pivot workshops to 125 PK – 12 dance and theater teachers from HISD and KIPP Houston, Dallas, and Austin. These teachers will also have streaming access to recordings of ODP’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz and ENGINuity accompanied by arts integration brain-break activities.  With your help, we will be able to make Project Pivot available to HISD’s full roster of 280 schools. 

Please help us ensure that all youth have access to the arts and that performance continues to thrive in our city by donating generously to this year’s annual appeal.  

Open Dance Project launches Scholarship fund

Open Dance Project believes every child deserves a chance to dance. In an effort to break down economic barriers intensified by COVID-19, Open Dance Project announces the establishment of the ODP Scholarship Program. These scholarships support beginning through advanced level studio training at our primary residency site, Hunter Dance Center. Through this need-based scholarship program, we come together as a community to support our students through economic challenges. Join us today in our fundraising efforts to provide equal opportunity to dance for every child!

Help us raise funds to keep all of our youth dancing this fall

Celebrate and Support Dance in Houston!

Open Dance Project is an ensemble-driven dance theater company dedicated to developing and presenting world-class dance theater experiences in Houston and serving as a cultural resource through engaging and enriching education and community programming. We rely on the generosity of individuals like you. Thank you for helping build a strong foundation for Open Dance Project. With your support, we can make dance that makes a difference. ODP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


FriendA $50 donation can pay for supplies for a classroom residency, one hour of sound design, studio space for one day of rehearsal, a costume for one of our fabulous ensemble members, or 2 hours of rehearsal pay for one of our dancers!$50.00
BackerYour $100 gift can help purchase much needed set and prop materials for our performances, pay for one hour of artist fees for a classroom workshop, or cover two hours of marketing and promotional support to help us connect with new schools, audiences and supporters.$100.00
SupporterYour $250 gift helps cover the cost of air travel for one guest artist, attendance fees for national arts conferences, or tuition for one session of dance training for a student in Open Dance Project’s need-based scholarship program at Hunter Dance Center.$250.00
PatronYour $500 gift helps cover the cost of live music in our performances, one in-school performance of our dance theater for young audiences show, or a week of pay for one of our fabulously talented company members.$500.00
SponsorYour $1000 sponsorship level gift provides instrumental capital for developing and producing our ensemble-driven dance theater performance and arts education work. A sponsorship level donation has a direct impact on both the performance and education sides of our programming. $1000 covers the cost of 10-hours in one of our school partners’ classrooms, lighting design for a professional performance, or two weeks of pay for a dancer!$1,000.00
Founders CircleOur $2500 Founders Circle level is designed for donors who want to make a lasting investment in the long-term, sustainable growth of Open Dance Project. Gifts at this level will have an immediate and ongoing impact on ODP’s organizational and administrative structure, ensuring innovation and excellence on the stage, in the classroom and in the Houston community for years to come.$2,500.00

Thanks so much for your support!