Recent Grants

Dance: FY 2008 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A 
July 30-August 3, 2007

Russell P. Allen
Executive Director
Orlando Ballet
Winter Park, FL

Bené Arnold (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
St. George, UT

Sandra L. Burton
Dancer, Choreographer
Lipp Family Director of Dance
Williams College
Williamstown, MA

Hernando Cortez
Dancer, Choreographer
Artistic Director
Verb Ballets
Cleveland, OH

Carol Egan
Dance Critic
Kailua, HI

Mary Margaret Holt
Director, School of Dance, University of
Oklahoma
Artistic Director, Oklahoma Festival Ballet
Norman, OK

Angel Mercier
Program Director, Arts Education
Carlsen Center for the Performing Arts
Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS

Mark Murphy
Writer, Performer, Director
Executive Director
REDCAT Theater
Los Angeles, CA

Gus Solomons Jr.
Artistic Director
PARADIGM Dance Company
Professor, New York University
New York, NY

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B 
August 3, 2007

Laura Burkhart 
Dance Consultant 
New Orleans Ballet Association
New Orleans, LA

Wayne Hazzard 
Executive Director
Dancers' Group
San Francisco, CA

Judith Hurtig
Artistic Director
University of Iowa, Hancher Auditorium
Iowa City, IA

Stewart Jarrett (Layperson) 
Certified Appraiser
Stewart Jarrett Real Estate Appraisal & Consulting
Alexandria, VA

Pierre Lockett 
Director of Education & Community Engagement
The Joffrey Ballet
Chicago, IL

Charles Santos 
Executive Director 
TITAS 
Dallas, TX

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Professor/ Artistic Director
Florida State University/ Urban Bush Women
Tallahassee, FL

Access to Artistic Excellence Panel B
December 6, 2006

Russell P. Allen
Executive Director
Orlando Ballet
Winter Park, FL

Bené Arnold (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
St. George, UT

Sandra L. Burton
Dancer, Choreographer
Lipp Family Director of Dance
Williams College
Williamstown, MA

Carol Egan
Dance Critic
Kailua, HI

Mary Margaret Holt
Director, School of Dance, University of
Oklahoma
Artistic Director, Oklahoma Festival Ballet
Norman, OK

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C
August 3, 2007

Russell P. Allen
Executive Director
Orlando Ballet
Winter Park, FL

Bené Arnold (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
St. George, UT

Mary Margaret Holt
Director, School of Dance, University of
Oklahoma
Artistic Director, Oklahoma Festival Ballet
Norman, OK

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel A
December 3-5, 2007

Dawn Gibson-Brehon
Executive Director
Evidence Dance Company
New Haven, CT

Amy Lam
Senior Vice President of Programming & Operations
Celebrity Series of Boston
Dover, MA

Richard Lane 
Managing Director
Tulsa Ballet
Tulsa, OK

Nancy Martino (Layperson)
Retired Dancer, Educator, and Arts Administrator
Rancho Mirage, CA

Ranee Ramaswamy
Founder & Artistic Director
Ragamala Music and Dance Theater
Minneapolis, MN

Jamie "Cookie" Ruiz
Executive Director
Ballet Austin
Austin, TX

Eduardo Vilaro
Choreographer, Founder & Artistic Director
Luna Negra Dance Theater
Chicago, IL

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B
December 5, 2007

Richard Lane 
Managing Director
Tulsa Ballet
Tulsa, OK

Nancy Martino (Layperson)
Retired Dancer, Educator, and Arts Administrator
Rancho Mirage, CA

Ranee Ramaswamy
Founder & Artistic Director
Ragamala Music and Dance Theater
Minneapolis, MN

Jamie "Cookie" Ruiz
Executive Director
Ballet Austin
Austin, TX

Eduardo Vilaro
Choreographer, Founder & Artistic Director
Luna Negra Dance Theater
Chicago, IL

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel C
December 5, 2007

Nancy Martino (Layperson)
Retired Dancer, Educator, and Arts Administrator
Rancho Mirage, CA

Ranee Ramaswamy
Founder & Artistic Director
Ragamala Music and Dance Theater
Minneapolis, MN