Online Pen Pal Project

Feeling uninspired? Tired of trying to connect with other artists through online Zoom classes and socially distanced meetings? Are you looking for someone specific to keep you accountable for your own creative practice right now? Sign up to be paired with an email pen pal or to join an email group of other people in the Vermont dance community!

Select the option below that works the best for your current schedule and interests. VDA will pair you with one or more people with whom to correspond, depending on your response. Consider whether you’re looking for the occasional creative tidbit in your email inbox or a more consistent email exchange concerning a specific project or goal.

Once you’re paired, it’s up to you to continue the conversation! We hope that, through this opportunity for connection, we will keep each other inspired, accountable, and moving forward, during a year of many disruptions and challenges to the dance world and to our lives.

**Please complete this survey by Friday, July 10 in order to be included.**

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Maia Sauer is a dancer and writer driven by a deep love of the body and its poetry. She is interested in the change-making capacity of storytelling through movement, words, and the untidy categories in between. Through her artistic work, she seeks to infuse audiences with a renewed curiosity about the nature and practice of their own presence and relationships. She is fascinated by embodied exchanges—how we shape and are shaped by our environments, how we learn collectively, and how we construct networks of empathy and care. Maia currently studies Dance and English & American Literatures at Middlebury College and is a Summer 2020 VDA Intern.


June 27 – July 10, 2020




Published June 28, 2020