Kamila's Graduation Fund


This is my friend’s daughter. She needs your help!  I am hoping we can all contribute to this young woman’s goals and dreams.  She is almost there and needs help to graduate! Here is her story.

My name is Kamila; I am a contemporary dancer and choreographer. The purpose of dance is storytelling and fostering community. Through my work, I want to do my best to carry on this legacy as both a performer and a dance-maker. 

I began dancing in San Diego, CA when I was 15. I am now 21 years old and moved to New York to go to school for dance. 

I am on the verge of graduating with a BFA in Dance. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, my final course overseas was canceled. To graduate, I now have to make up those courses at my school in the US this summer, where tuition is much more expensive. 

I need to pay for tuition by July 1. We just found all of this out,  and my mom and I are not prepared to absorb this extra cost and need some help.

From the very first ballet class that I took at 15 years old, I knew that this was my purpose in life. I also knew it was very late to start dancing. I worked hard to catch up with other dancers in my age group and made it to Adelphi University, maintained a dance scholarship, and a spot on the Dean’s list for all four years.

My grandmothers were both visual artists, and that had a significant impact on fostering my identity as a dancer. This is my passion and my life. When I dance or make choreography, I try to meet people where they are so that we can build something together. 

After college, I want to be a dancer and choreographer because it adds to people’s lives and never takes away from them. I want to demonstrate that dancing is for EVERYONE to enjoy and take part in. Thank you for any help you can offer. I will be forever grateful. 


  • Patrick Claymore 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Shari Miller 
    • $35 
    • 1 mo
  • Millie Bodwell 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Walter Lewis 
    • $386 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Allison Callis 
Goleta, CA
Kamila Reeder 
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