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The everybody dance! team has an unmatched passion for dance and positive change that’s at the heart of the program’s success. Their confidence and commitment is an inspiration to the students they teach and to the communities they serve.
Liza Bercovici established The Gabriella Foundation (TGF) in Los Angeles, California in 1999 as a nonprofit/humanity sector organization in loving memory of her daughter, Gabriella Axelrad, a 13-year-old who loved to dance. Because Liza saw firsthand how dance had enriched Gabri’s life, she became motivated to offer dance instruction to children who would otherwise not be able to afford such classes. With support from founding Artistic Director, Carol Zee, Liza created TGF’s signature program, everybody dance!, to help each child nurture self-confidence, acquire self-discipline, and create a positive self-image through the arts.