A ginormous thank you to our remarkable Committee Members!

ShaLeigh Dance Works is extremely grateful to our absolutely treasured Inaugural Gala Committee members for their endless generosity and support! This event could not have happened without them and their participation! Revolutionaries in the Dark was our very first fundraising initiative and our incredible volunteer committee came together to hold my hand, cheer me on, and hit the ground running for this incredible fundraising feat.

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A note from the Artistic Director


On November 3rd, 2017 we held our inaugural fundraising Gala, Revolutionaries in the Dark at our beloved Reality Ministries in Durham, NC. We were honored by so many coming together to support us and our mission to bring socially conscious work and outreach programs to our community. Our work is dedicated to inclusivity, multiculturalism and diversity. We do this work because we believe art does not just reflect the cultural conditions of our time, but creates the potential to change those conditions. We know that artists and creative communities have always been a part of the solution. 25 local businesses, 16 individual donors, 13 volunteer committee members, 12 performance artists & groups, and nearly 100 attendees joined forces for this special cause. One behalf of myself and everyone at ShaLeigh Dance Works, we thank each and everyone of you for your unwavering support of our organization and cause!

With great appreciation and admiration for all you do,
ShaLeigh Comerford

Huge thanks to @RadicalPresence for these gorgeous clips!

Revolutionaries in the Dark: Margaret Sue Turner Wright

We are so excited to announce that paintings of ShaLeigh Dance Works will be available at our silent auction courtesy of artist Margaret Sue Turner Wright! Margaret is a plein air artist, figure painter, and a full time working artist and has had her artwork featured on book covers, program covers and been commissioned for corporate marketing materials. She has exhibited at the Orange County Historical Museum and the Virginia Museum of Transportation and has a painting in the permanent collection of the Wood Brothers Museum. She is a member of the Copyist Program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, completed Solo Exhibitions and been a featured artist for local and regional galleries. Margaret Sue is founder of regional, Lonely Arts Club Plein Air Painters, and Group 202 Figure Painters. Her representational impressionist style of art has also been referred to as enthusiastic, bold and passionate. Margaret Sue is also daughter of legendary stockcar racer and founding member of NASCAR, Curtis Turner an inducted member of NASCAR Hall of Fame 2016. To learn more, visit http://margaretsueturnerwright.com/

Visit our Annual Fundraiser event page to purchase tickets and find more information on Revolutionaries in the Dark event!

Revolutionaries in the Dark: Carolinian Beer

Carolinian Beer

Only a few months into their launch and already in demand!!! We are so honored to have Carolinian Beer pour their award winning Chocolate Porter for guests of Revolutionaries in the Dark! Its quality over quantity with Carolinian Beer! Homegrown and grass roots, they are starting small and staying small brewing exclusive batches of quality craft beer. You will find their beer rotating on taps at local establishments in the Triangle. They have sixtel kegs brewed to order! carolinian.beer

Visit our Annual Fundraiser event page to purchase tickets and find more information on Revolutionaries in the Dark event!