Fairbanks, we need your help!

The North Star Dance Collective is raising funds to sponsor a 10-day residency for nationally renowned performance artist and choreographer Maureen Whiting in April. Former board member and longtime NSB supporter, Jim Lund, has graciously gifted a matching grant challenge of $1,000 in order to bring Maureen to Fairbanks!

From now until April 14th, your contribution will be matched up to $1,000. Donors of the Maureen Whiting Residency will be invited to an open rehearsal between the dates of April 15 – April 20. Donors will be recognized through social media platforms, production programs, and on this website.

For more information about Maureen and her work, visit


The North Star Dance Collective is a group of classically trained dancers committed to the vitality and accessibility of the arts in interior Alaska.

Blending classical ballet with contemporary vocabulary, the NS Dance Collective makes classical dance accessible in Fairbanks through venue specific work and cross community collaboration while providing the opportunity for adult dance artists (high school graduates 18+) to grow and perform. The North Star Dance Collective is directed by Wendy Walker.

Big Thanks to our Season Sponsors and Contributors

Hannah Andersen
Kay Hackney
Ira Hardy
Anne Ruggles
Ruby Marine