Silent Auction 2019

Support our KickOff the LiftOff campaign by bidding on our auction items! Email with the item you are interested in and your bid. The auction closes on June 25th and you will be notified if you have placed the winning bid!

Performance photography

Kathryn Butler

Photo credit: Kathryn Butler Photography. “disparate // desperate” choreographed and performed by Nora Alami.

Kathryn Butler will take professional photos of your upcoming show. Includes shooting, retouching, and high resolution digital downloads with no watermark. Photos useable for applications, social media, your website, and newsletters, with a photo credit to Kathryn Butler Photography. Valid through June 1, 2020. If you have a specific show date in mind, please check with Kathryn about availability before purchasing this item. Also valid for one dance studio movement shoot.

Kathryn Butler is photographer based in NYC. A choreographer and dancer herself, she is interested in photography that documents live performance and captures movement in the studio. Kathryn is currently the photographer for Center for Performance Research, the NDA Performance Mix Festival, and has done a variety of freelance projects. Check out her portfolios at and on Instagram at @kathryn.butler.

Half-hour private skating lesson

Lisa Parra

Lisa Parra is a professional figure skater with a specialization in ice dance. In addition to competing nationally, she and her husband and skating partner Tim Fujioka have performed with artistic ice groups in Los Angeles and New York.

The lesson will be at Wollman Rink in Central Park. Rental skates included.

Rock climbing at The Cliffs

The Cliffs at Long Island City

Five climbing day passes with rental gear. Valid during business hours on any day at The Cliffs at LIC; no reservations required. Minimum participant age is 5 years. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

At The Cliffs, climbing isn’t just an activity—it’s a shared experience. It’s not just about reaching up, but also reaching out to welcome everyone into our shared space, where we challenge ourselves, support each other, and forge friendships with people who are like us and people who are not.

Our aim is to offer the best indoor climbing experience, and our climbing walls, routes, and amenities are just the beginning of that experience. The psych and vibes we bring to it are what creates this space.

Silver membership

The Tank

  • Two general admission tickets and 2 drink tickets to 4 Tank Season Presentations
  • Two Premium reserved tickets and 2 drink tickets to all Season Co-Productions used once per run (excluding benefit performances)

The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter and producer. Our mission is to remove economic barriers from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form, and to do so in an environment that is inclusive and accessible. We serve over 2,000 artists every year in over 800 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry, and storytelling. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.

College consultation or essay coaching session

Anya Liftig

A one-hour college consultation session or college application essay coaching session via Skype. We will cover the basics of the application process, discuss school visits and supplements, and create a to-do list. For essay coaching, we will brainstorm ideas based on the applicant’s school list and work to plan out a timeline for drafts and completion of supplements.

Anya Liftig is a writer and performer. She is a graduate of Yale University, where she also worked in the admissions office. She has been an educational consultant and private tutor for fifteen years. She has unprecedented results for the past 10 years; 95% of her students get into one of their top choice schools.

Four tickets

Triskelion Arts Presents

Triskelion Arts Presents is a curated series of original productions including evening-length new work and shared bills from both emerging and established artists.

The four tickets can be used at any performance, subject to availability. Contact Rachel McKinstry at to redeem.

“…Triskelion is a wonderfully old-fashioned, alternative rehearsal and performance space with a long tradition of hosting rising choreographers. There are too few of these spaces left in New York City, places where young companies can afford to self-produce, where choreographers can take a chance.”

 —Carrie Stern, The Brooklyn Eagle, February 2012

Five-class series

Yoga Spark

Five-class series at YogaSpark in Tribeca. The series must be redeemed within 1 year of the NDA fundraiser and expires 1 year after the first class is taken. Redeem by emailing Julia Yarwood at For more information about classes, visit

We are a community-focused hot power yoga studio. We offer a schedule full of energetic classes, a clean modern space with lots of amenities, and instructors that give you the challenging workout you’re looking for. Mat and grippy towel are included with every class, and we play upbeat music from lots of different genres.

Life coaching session

Stuart Meyers

This coaching session will help you work toward your dreams, organize your thoughts, and clarify what you want for yourself.

Stuart Meyers is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in performance. He creates dance theatre, events, videos and installations.

Parallel to his artistic work, Stuart is a certified hypnotist (IHF), studies dreams and imagery through a Kabbalistic perspective (Bonnie Buckner) and studied Talmud and Torah as a Drisha Kollel Fellow. He is also a 2018 danceWEB scholar and a Boston University Graduate (BFA Theatre Arts, Minor Dance).

Three-day personal retreat


Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

Includes two nights’ accommodation for one in the Gratitude Guest Lodge (dormitory) and access to Earthdance food (vegetarian) for cooking your meals—or you will be served vegetarian meals if there is a group there during your visit. You will also have access to a wood-fired sauna, beautiful hiking trails, and dance studios (if available). To reserve, please email your desired dates to You have up to 1 year to redeem your retreat. See “Visitor Info” on the Earthdance website to learn more.