Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company Builds Vibrant Contemporary Dances To Gain A Deeper Understanding Of The Challenges Attributed To Mixed Heritage.


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Every penny goes towards enriching the lives of artists, children & families. Our total operating expenses currently allow for 85% of our income to go to programming that benefits the community as a whole.

Everyone is welcome

Through a compassionate & life-affirming approach to programs based on community input, we intersect dance with amplifying the voices of BIPOC artists.

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Donations of Any Amount Help

See the impact of your donation at work. From supporting an emerging artist to funding scholarships for students, a gift of any amount goes a Long way.

Small donations

All tax-deductible donations of any size or amount are appreciated & receive a thank you in our newsletters, website & social media.

Leadership donations

This $1,000+ tax-deductible donation level include naming recognition on our lobby wall and newsletters, website and social media.

BΛSE Vision

This vision includes BΛSE, a monumental endeavor to share reparative and restorative dance practices through classes, workshops, residencies and performances. The exceptional design allows for a convertible studio for large or small gatherings. By supporting us, you’ll be growing a dynamic vision to amplify the voices of BIPOC artists in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Our Growing Sanctuary campaign is a bold step to significantly enhance our programs in a rapidly changing climate.

Raissa Simpson Sanctuary
Raissa Simpson, PUSH Artistic Director at 447 Minna. Photo by Scott Horton.


It started in 2020 with a rigorously orchestrated plan to respond to the George Floyd uprising and the global pandemic.

1. Initiation

Aug 2020 // Raissa engages Victor Gotesman Performing Arts Facility Planning

2. Planning

Oct 2020 // A work group made up of community members is formed to assess the feasibility study and space planning

3. Collaboration

Jan 2021 // Community Arts Stabilization Trust or CAST is engaged as a potential landlord at 447 Minna

4. Soft Opening

Mar 2022 // Popup events and informational meetings in the local SOMA district community.

5. Build-out

Underway (started Aug 2021) // This is where we are now: Development of architecture, renderings and contract work on the 3rd Floor

6. Grand Opening

In March 2023, we moved our administrative offices onto the 3rd floor of 447 Minna and on October 15, 2023, we opened our doors to the public.

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