Welcome to the Lively Foundation

The Lively Foundation is dedicated to presenting the best in artistic and educational projects in dance, music, and related arts. Based in San Francisco since 1984 and on tour throughout the US and the world.

San Francisco’s internationally celebrated dancer, Leslie Friedman, is our Artistic Director. “She’s simply a joy to watch!” cheered The Times, London. Please see the Legacy website for a short video of Leslie dancing. Link is below.

World class performers, premieres of choreography & music by internationally acclaimed artists, visual art exhibitions, THE HEDGEHOG, the international arts review. Watch our website to keep up with our exciting, visionary programming.

There are many opportunities for you to get involved in our work:

  • Your fully tax-deductible donations will help us continue our many programs for school children as well as develop new artistic projects. Please note: PayPal Donate button is below. Please be aware that PayPal will subtract 2.2% + 30cents of each donation.
  • Volunteers are always welcome! For behind the scenes work and “front of the house” efforts at concerts.

Legacy website