Marcus White Dance Studio Fund Endowment

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Marcus White Dance Studio Fund Endowment

Marcus White played an important role at ASU as a faculty member in the dance program, a cross-Herberger Institute collaborator, a dedicated mentor, and a deeply engaged and committed community artist-scholar-activist. He held an appointment as assistant professor in dance in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, where he served as faculty lead for Urbal Sol and Come AZ You Are, and as program advisor for Projecting All Voices. As an artist/scholar, he dedicated his career to working in the long legacy of the Black Radical Tradition and speaking truth to power.

At the request of the ASU Beneficiary, the University, ASU Beneficiary and ASU Foundation agreed to the honorary naming of the FAC 28 (2000 square foot dance space) located in the basement of the Nelson Fine Arts Complex at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts the “Marcus White Dance Studio.” This studio naming and fund is a tribute to his impact on students at Arizona State University and to his contributions to dance throughout the state, country, and world.

As a tribute to Marcus White, this endowment was launched by a generous gift from Steven Tepper, Dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Additional gifts are anticipated from faculty, staff, family members, friends, and other admirers of Marcus White.

The Marcus White Dance Studio Fund will be used to provide unrestricted support for dance students and needs of the dance program, including but not limited to, lecture series, facilities maintenance & upgrades, scholarships, student travel and educational experiences.

To contribute to the fund, visit: Marcus White Dance Studio Fund Endowment