Invertigo thrives and survives on a web of generosity.


Invertigo-go Recurring Donation

$10/mo – Support the sustainability of Invertigo with a monthly gift and we’ll give you a shout-out on our social media platforms.

Dancing Through Parkinson’s Class Donation

$15 – I just took a DTP class!

Dance Enthusiast

$1,000+ – I just shared the joy of dance with someone in my life and supported Invertigo’s programs!

Dance Maker’s Circle

$5,000+ – Thank you for making a major gift to Invertigo. As a thank you for your gift, you will be acknowledged on Invertigo’s website, and you will receive an invitation to Invertigo’s annual Happy Hour (virtual or live).


If you prefer to donate by check, we are happy to provide an address upon request. Please email [email protected] for details.


We thank the members of Invertigo’s Dance Makers Circle for making a major financial contribution towards the growth of the organization:

  • Linda and Arnie Berghoff
  • Alex Calle
  • Anonymous
  • Pat and Ron Lebel
  • Michael and Fiona Karlin
  • Carla Sparks
  • Pam Yoon
  • Diane Goon

In appreciation of their support, Dance Makers Circle members get:

    • Acknowledgement on Invertigo’s website and at special events
    • An invitation to a special Invertigo party each year
    • The satisfaction of giving to the joy of dance theatre and supporting our shared community through Invertigo’s programs and social impact


We thank Invertigo’s Dance Enthusiasts for making a substantial financial contribution to support the growth of the organization.

  • The Penso Family Fund via Vanguard Charitable

In appreciation of their support, Dance Enthusiasts will get:

    • Acknowledgement on Invertigo’s website and at special events
    • The satisfaction of giving to the joy of dance theatre and supporting our shared community through Invertigo’s programs and social impact

Mark Ridley-Thomas

as told by David Mack

Mark Ridley-Thomas is an LA County Supervisor, and he created the Empowerment Congress Arts & Culture Committee, a group of volunteer artists and arts administrators from dance, theatre, music, film, visual arts and interdisciplinary organizations from across the Second Supervisorial District (which includes much of South LA and Culver City).  I was the Chair of the Arts & Culture Committee for three years, which gave me great experience in leading a group of volunteers towards a common goal.  This work led to the Supervisor’s championing of the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative that was unanimously passed by the County Board of Supervisors in 2018.  Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has been a supporter of Dancing Through Parkinson’s for years through the Second Supervisorial District Discretionary Fund – this funding is crucial to DTP, and we’re grateful to him for his faith in the program.

Jeanie McNamara

as told by Rachel Whiting
Jeanie McNamara has become a good friend and someone I greatly admire. Our first meeting was in the Dancing Through Parkinson’s class at the Electric Lodge in Venice. Each week she brings a ‘let’s do it’ enthusiasm to class, greeting teachers and participants with a friendly smile and a compassionate ear for conversation. With extensive ballet training, Jeanie moves with grace and discipline, and shares that passion in her expressive movements.

Jeanie is an integral part of the DTP’s family. Supported by her own loving and active family, her musician son Mike Mac composed two original scores used in a video performance choreographed by Jeanie, which premiered at the 2019 Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto Japan. Her husband Robert participates in local PD workshops, and the whole family including her other son Tom, are eager audience members at every DTP and Invertigo Dance Theatre performance. On a personal note, Jeanie and I have had deep conversations about family, dance, visibility and agency. She is someone I trust to share moments of hardship and has become a collaborator in creative projects. DTP continues to thrive because of Jeanie’s devoted financial support, her loyal friendship, and love of dance.

Barbara Eve Harris

as told by Laura Karlin

We met Barbara when she came to see After It Happened in 2014.  In the final section, dancer Chris Smith took a flying leap and landed on Jessica Dunn’s shoulder.  From the audience came a joyful whoop and after the show, we met its source.  Barbara has been a beautiful part of the Invertigo fam ever since – her enthusiasm at performances has extended to buying tickets for large groups of her friends, as well as supporting us with donations and kind words.

Anonymous Donor, $50

as told by Laura Karlin

In 2011, we held our fundraising event.  People mixed and mingled, and in the middle of the evening, Invertigo performed.  At the end of the night, I was at the Donation Station going over things with our volunteer who had worked there that night.  She handed me an envelope and said, “He didn’t leave his name, but he gave us $50 after the performance and said he didn’t have a lot to give, but it was his pot money, and he wanted to support the company.”  We’ve had this envelope on the wall of every office ever since.  Partly, it makes us laugh.  But also… it was a genuine expression of appreciation for what we do and a donation that was financially meaningful to the person giving it.  That means a lot.

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