Who We Are

Mission and Vision

Mission: Discover, transform, connect. We believe the act of discovery can be transformative and to this end we seek to build bridges and make connections between dance, science, the arts and communities. We intentionally seek partnerships with artists, cultural organizations, scientists, educational and science institutions to find innovative ways to probe the science/human connection through dance in collaboration with other art forms. ...more


Donna Sternberg & Dancers (DS&D) is a contemporary dance company founded in 1985 by Donna Sternberg who worked and toured in the companies of Donald Byrd, Mary Jane Eisenberg, Yen Lu Wong and Dance/LA. It was incorporated in 1990, and is a federal tax-exempt organization. ...more


Donna Sternberg, Artistic Director
Ani Darcey
Joseph Lister
Dominique McDougal
Moises Josue Michel
Amy Oden
Rein Short

Board of Directors

  • Jill Jacobson-Bennett, President
  • Sarah Catania, Vice- President/ Treasurer
  • Chris M. Bradford, Secretary
  • Ken Phillips, PhD
  • Karen Jackson
  • Walter Kornbluh
  • Sarah Pinho
  • Donna Sternberg
  • Managing Director

  • Alaya Turnbough
  • Funding

    Donna Sternberg & Dancers has received funding from the following
  • California Arts Council
  • California Council for the Humanities
  • Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
  • National/ State/County Partnership
  • Los Angeles County and Santa Monica Arts Commissions
  • Arts Council of Long Beach
  • Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission
  • National Performance Network
  • Pacific Bell
  • Bank of America
  • Puffin Foundation
  • Hacker Family Foundation
  • Amgen Foundation