VDA Live Auction and Variety Show

Prepare yourself for a wild night!
Join Vermont Dance Alliance for our 2nd annual live auction and variety show fundraising event! Auctioneer extraoridaire, Phinn Sonin will call the auction- a plethora of art, gift certificates, and experiences will be auctioned off -generously donated by local artists and businesses.
The evening will be peppered with a musical performance by live-looping artist Emma Back, as well as dance performances by VDA dance artists. Bring your friends!

Auction paddles provided
Donations gratefully accepted at the door

Auction items include:
Massage from Fulcrum Massage
Initial Consultation with Brooke Moen Acupuncture
2 One On One Expressive Arts Session Gift Certificates with Topaz Weis
Earrings from Hannah Holden Jewelry
An hour of project management or consultation with Jen Berger
A Humming Bird and a Rose Print
Records by Swale and Amerykanka
Gift certificate from Lunaroma
An original Bonnie Acker Painting
Linda Mirable original acrylic bird painting
2 packages of bird cards by Linda Mirabile
2 matted photographs by Annie Tiberio
City Market gift basket and a Trader Joes gift bag
Class passes to Sangha Studio, Evolution Studio, the Wellness Collective Studio and Ballet Wolcott Studio
A Randy Gram with Singing troubador Jennifer Lord
30 minute trager or massage session with Laura Lynn Giobardo
Original Art, art making session and video editing session with Marni Leikin
A Clay owl hanging planter/chime by Sandra Erickson
1 30 minute custom integrated treatment from Caroline Palumbo Wood Pigeon Wellness
1 60 minute myofascial release massage from Jared Green Therapeutics
1 60 minute Private Feldenkrais Session with Gillian Franks
1 60 minute CranioSacral therapy session from Jamie Kearney
1 60 minute massage from Misty Williams Massage Therapy
Handbuilding Pottery Class for 2 by Ellen Urman
Round mirror in purple pottery frame by Ellen Urman
2 votive ceramic lanterns by Dave Hodgkin
A 14” ceramic platter by Mike Sullivan
2 Pear tarts!
A Gift Certificate to Sarducci's Restaurant
And more!

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Participating artists

Danielle Tekut received a BA in dance from Smith College and is currently pursuing her MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work. Her work explores the narratives we hold/embody through solo, duet, and improvisation forms. She is a member of and creative collaborator within ERGO movement.

Choreographer and dancer Hanna Satterlee grew up in East Montpelier, Vermont and has spent many years traveling through dance, both nationally and internationally. Hanna has produced her own choreographic and dance installation work, and has performed with professional companies in Vienna Austria, Stolzenhagen Germany, Baltimore, Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco and throughout the state of Vermont. In May 2017 Hanna founded the Vermont Dance Alliance, with a strong belief that the culture of dance will continue to flourish and expand throughout the edges of our beautiful state. Hanna serves as the Executive Director, both managing a statewide network of dance artists, partners and patrons, as well as producing and curating high-quality dance events and opportunities for the public. Hanna is as passionate for the form of dance as she is in connecting people to it. Hanna holds degrees and certifications in dance therapy, psychology, performance, choreography, vinyassa/yin/restorative yoga, non-profit management and arts integration. Hanna shares these passions as an intergenerational educator, interdisciplinary performer and collaborator, experimental curator and event producer. Join Hanna during this time of social distancing for movement classes online! Please email hannasatt@gmail.com for more information, or follow her on instagram @hannasatt

Jessie Owens is the founder of Ergo Movement, a collaborative performance project based in Burlington, Vermont. She holds a BA in Dance from Smith College, where she attended as an Ada Comstock, or non-traditional scholar. She is the current Vice President of the Vermont Dance Alliance, where she is working to support dance in all of its forms.

Joy Madden is a choreographer, performer and bodyworker. She has performed throughout the US and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2001 she co-founded The Moving Laboratory, an innovative performing arts incubator in Boston, MA. She served as the Managing Director of Boston Dance Alliance from 2000-2003. Since moving to Vermont in 2007, her work has been presented by The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington Dances, Arts Riot, The Burlington Fringe Festival, UVM, and The Philly Fringe, among others. In 2014 and 2015, she served as Community Mentor for Stephan Koplowitz’s online course, Creating Site Specific Dance and Performance Works, by California Institute of the Arts. Joy joined the VDA Board of Directors in 2019.

Kim has been dancing on and off since the age of 2. She has performed throughout VT with the Spielpalast Cabaret, Rue Mevlana and Ergo Movement.

Marissa began dancing at a young age, and has been an active lover of movement and artistry in many forms throughout her life. After a several year hiatus, she is entering back into the dance world eager to dance, create, connect and perform. She received a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Dance from the University of New Hampshire, and has since pursued Natural Health and Wellness practices and education. Her love of movement has fused with a strong energetic awareness and intuition, as well as deep appreciation for sciences. This has led her to explore a career as a Movement Educator and Energy Worker. She is the owner of "Align," in Burlington Vermont. She is beyond grateful to be dancing and connecting with the local dance community, returning "home" to dance. In her free time, she explores the natural world through outdoor adventures, and has a special affinity for climbing/dancing on rocks. She strongly believes that the natural world is always offering us inspiration to align with our natural rhythms. “Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.” — W. Wordsworth


March 30, 2019
7:00–10:30 PM


Donations accepted at the door- bring $ for auction!


This event has already occurred.

Published February 15, 2019