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To make a donation or commit to donate right now, click here or print the donation form below and mail to us at 609 E. Market St., Studio 107, Charlottesville, VA 22902. If you would like more information please contact us at 434-295-4774 or edtdirector@dancefitweb.com. ... thanks!

Thank you for your interest in helping us to continue our mission. Experience Dance Theatre (EDT) (Sepia Theater and EJMProductions) relies on the generosity of EDT supporters, individual donors and corporate gifts.  Your gifts play an active role in ensuring that EDT continues to maintain our core values and continue to grow as a performance company. EDT continues a history of excellence and a commitment to cultural, artistic, educational and community development under the artistic leadership of founder and Director, Edna-Jakki Miller.


Founded in 2004, our Company was created to fill the gap of providing audiences with works that are rooted in the values, culture, and experiences of our community. Our mission is to foster, promote, create, perform, and teach dance and theater with an emphasis on the historical experiences and contemporary lives of people, especially African Americans and people of color from diverse socio-economic groups. When on stage we share stories that are inspirational, socially conscious, physically engaging, emotionally charging, and spiritually uplifting.


EDT is committed to its long term goals of developing a viable support system and the necessary skills required to maintain a local performance repertory ensemble (EDT, Sepia Theatre & EDTKids); to sponsor projects in the form of studio and staged performances, studio & master classes and workshops; and to promote the work of local choreographers, directors and playwrights. Enriching the lives of young people through education and outreach programs, kids acting and dance camps, workshops, and master classes in Charlottesville and the surrounding regions are critical to providing our young people with positive creative outlets, positive experiences and positive role models.


Your giving is vital for EDT as each performance season we seek to provide exceptional, yet affordable performances; to create new inspirational choreography; attract, train and educate aspiring performers; and to provide effective education and community programs for our community and audiences of more than 5,000 people each year, including local audiences, Cable TV programs and DVDs in the Charlottesville and surrounding areas.


These initiatives all require your continued support. We hope that you will join in and demonstrate your commitment to the arts and the greater community that we serve. Sponsoring EDT offers significant opportunities for visibility and recognition through our local performances, special events, choreography, education and community programs. Please make your donation today!

Thanks to Our Donors for Wish List Items

We've created this list for your use when you are looking for ways to help support EDT...

the following items (new or used) would be welcome to improve EDT's programs:


  1. Partition -because of limited space, we have placed all of our storage items in one corner of the studio, we would like to use a partition to hide this area.
  2. A large digital picture frame to highlight pictures from our performances.

NOW BOOKING PERFORMANCES... for schools, churches, and special events. Click here find out how you can become a sponsor!