“Lydia’s musical choices are instinctive and her rehearsal is a laboratory rather than a lecture: she doesn’t come in with everything mapped out in advance but rather she tries and discards options to achieve the look she has in mind. The dancers are all fine technicians and willing to try anything.” Philip Gardner, Oberon’s Grove, 2009

LJD dancers transport audiences beyond the stage to a place where motion, emotion and beauty come together as one. The LJD School Scholarship Fund provides underserved children with dance, choreographic and artistic skills.

We rely on donors like you for financial support so LJD can continue creating living art and bringing dance to local and national audiences. Because when you show people there is beauty in the world, their world becomes more beautiful.

Be a gift-giver. Gifts at all levels are deeply appreciated (and tax-deductible!).

Lead Patron: $1,000

Patron: $750

Sponsor: $500

Supporter: $250

Member: $100

Sponsor: $50

Friend of LJD: $25

To make an additional donation (or add to a prior donation) click the "Make A Donation" button:

Or make a donation by check to:
Lydia Johnson Dance
P.O. Box 1037
South Orange NJ 07079

Please contact Development Director Cheryl Arnedt to learn about underwriting, commissions and other opportunities to support the LJD Company and School Scholarship Fund, or call 973.951.4470.

Artistic Director Lydia Johnson has received the prestigious Individual Artist Fellowship Award from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Lydia Johnson Dance is also honored to have received support from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation annually since 2008. The Dodge Foundation has supported LJD’s creative and educational work, both monetarily and in terms of growth and development, through their Board Leadership Workshops.

And Lydia Johnson Dance has been honored with grants from The Garden State Arts Foundation in 2008 and 2009 to support our work with underserved children. The Garden State Arts Foundation has supported our residencies at The Seth Boyden School as well as our summer scholarship program.

Friends of Lydia Johnson Dance is a group of individual donors whose support essential to the work that LJD creates and provides for underserved children. A complete list of our Friends can be found under Company/Friends.

Lydia Johnson Dance is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Still photographs throughout the site by Julie Lemberger (© Julie Lemberger, 2004–2009) and Kokyat (© Kokyat, 2009), as noted.

All photos on this page by Kokyat except photo 6, photographer unknown.