Recent Grants

Dance: FY 2009 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A 
July 28 – August 1, 2008

Russell P. Allen
Executive Director
Orlando Ballet
Orlando, FL

Andy Chiang
Executive Director
Nai Ni Chen Dance Company
Fort Lee, New Jersey

Roger Copeland
Professor of Theatre and Dance
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH

Juliette Crump, (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Missoula, MT

Cathy Edwards
Programming Director
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
New Haven, CT

Robert Moses
Art Director
Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company
San Francisco, CA

James Sewell
Art Director
James Sewell Ballet
Minneapolis, MN

Phyllis Porreca Slattery
Executive Director
Dance Umbrella
Austin, TX

Donna White
Professor and Chair, Department of
Modern Dance
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B 
August 1, 2008

Russell P. Allen
Executive Director
Orlando Ballet
Orlando, FL

Andy Chiang
Executive Director
Nai Ni Chen Dance Company
Fort Lee, New Jersey

Roger Copeland
Professor of Theatre and Dance
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH

Juliette Crump, (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Missoula, MT

Access to Artistic Excellence
December 10-12, 2008

Daniel Buraczeski
Associate Professor
Southern Methodist University 
Dallas, TX

Octavio Campos 
Choreographer, Artistic Director
Camposition
Miami, FL

Ruby P. Lockhart 
Executive Director
Garth Fagan Dance, Inc.
Rochester, NY

Jason D. Palmquist 
Executive Director
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Chicago, IL

Alleluia Panis 
Artistic and Executive Director
Kularts and Alleluia Panis Dance Theater
San Francisco, CA

Valerie Schweppe (Layperson) 
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Basalt, CO

American Masterpieces: Dance, Panel A
February 4 – 6, 2009

Elizabeth Aldrich
Dance Curator, Music Division
Library of Congress
Upper Marlboro, MD

Bonnie Oda Homsey (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Los Angeles, CA

Marda Kirn
Founder/Executive Director
EcoArts
Lafayette, CO

Daniel Lewis
Performer, Choreographer
Dean of Dance
New World School of the Arts
Miami, FL

Julie Strandberg
Artist in Residence and Senior Lecturer
of Theater, Speech & Dance
Brown University
Providence, RI

William Whitener
Dancer, Choreographer
Artistic Director
Kansas City Ballet
Kansas City, MO

American Masterpieces, Panel B
February 6, 2009

Elizabeth Aldrich
Dance Curator, Music Division
Library of Congress
Upper Marlboro, MD

Bonnie Oda Homsey (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Los Angeles, CA

Marda Kirn
Founder/Executive Director
EcoArts
Lafayette, CO

Julie Strandberg
Artist in Residence and Senior Lecturer
of Theater, Speech & Dance
Brown University
Providence, RI

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel A
May 20, 2009

Danny Buraczeski
Choreographer, Dancer
Visiting Artist-in-Residence
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Juliette Crump (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired University Professor
Missoula, MT

Dawn Gibson Brehon
Executive Director
Evidence Dance Company
Brooklyn, NY

Catherine Edwards
Director of Performance Programs
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Hamden, CT

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel B
May 20, 2009

Elizabeth Aldrich
Dance Curator, Music Division
Library of Congress
Upper Marlboro, MD

Danny Buraczeski
Choreographer, Dancer
Associate Professor
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Carol Egan
Dance Critic, Freelance Writer
Kailua, HI

Bonnie Oda Homsey (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Los Angeles, CA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Application Readers 
(Readers who did not also serve as panelists)

Marda Kirn 
Founder and Executive Director 
EcoArts Connection 
Lafayette, CO 

Jason D. Palmquist 
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 
Chicago, IL