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Mission Statement

To create and maintain a forum for the New Jersey creative community to experience dance, and will provide entertainment to secondary schools, collegiate universities and organizations in the community; To provide and enhance performance experience for the educated dancer through different mediums. Moreover, when feasible, it is DIPF's intent to provide certain dance development projects a posture of assistance and collaboration. We shall highlight the accomplishments of the New Jersey creative dance community, as well as the larger American dance fellowship; And, to provide funding for charitable organizations through benefits. Whereas, DIPF performers called the Dance Innovations Foundation Company would contribute to the welfare of the public and, in effect, provide charitable donations for needy causes.


The Dance Innovations Performance Foundation was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in December 1999 to "give back" to the community and to those less fortunate. The Board of Directors and Trustees, staff, and dancers of varying ages have donated countless hours rehearsing, performing, and/or sponsoring benefit performances throughout the area. Artistic Director Susan McCutcheon Coutts is renowned for her choreography throughout the country at venues including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), New Jersey Network (NJN) Cable Television, The Colonial Symphony, Walt Disney World and Epcot Center, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Susan has received numerous awards for her artistic integrity and life long contributions to the community. Through benefits, DIPF has touched the lives of many including: The Healing Heart Foundation, an organization for children with cancer; the Northern NJ Chapter of the Alzheimers Association; The Sharing Network of NJ, an organization providing services for organ and tissue donations and the consequences of such; the Tommorrow's Children's Fund, for children and their families facing cancer and other catastrophic diseases; and, most recently, The Children's Institute, a school providing educational and theraputic programs enabling preschool emotionally disabled and autistic children to achieve their maximum potential in society.



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