Recent Grants

Dance: FY 2017 Grants Panelists

Art Works - Panel A
June 2, 2016

Yolanda Cesta Cursach
Associate Director, Performance Programs
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL

Andrea Dickerson (Layperson)
Chief Administrative Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Peace Corps
Silver Spring, MD

Sean Dorsey
Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer
Sean Dorsey Dance & Fresh Meat Productions
San Francisco, CA

Gesel Mason
Artistic Director
Gesel Mason Performance Projects
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado, Boulder
Westminster, CO

Sydney Skybetter
Technologist, Choreographer, Writer
Artistic Director
skybetter & associates
Providence, RI

Tanya Wideman-Davis
Assistant Professor of Dance
University of South Carolina
Co-Artistic Director
Wideman Davis Dance
Columbia, SC

Art Works - Panel B
June 2, 2016

Kim Chan
General Manager, PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
PEN America
Maplewood, NJ

Arnold (Arnie) Malina (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Burlington, VT

Mary Anne Santos Newhall
Dance Historian, Performer
Associate Dean; Associate Professor, College of Fine Arts
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Erin Doughton
Performing Arts Program Director
Portand Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
Portland, OR

Helanius J. Wilkins
Choreographer, Performance Artist, Scholar
Visiting Lecturer, School of Classical & Contemporary Dance
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

C. Brian Williams
Executive Director
Step Afrika!
Washington, DC

Art Works - Panel C
June 3, 2016

Glen (Gil) Boggs
Artistic Director
Colorado Ballet
Denver, CO

Andrew (Andy) Chiang
Executive Director
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Inc.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Peter DiMuro
Choreographer, Director, Arts Engager
Creative Director
PDM: Public Displays of Motion
Boston, MA

Michelle Ramos-Burkhart (Layperson)
Project Director
Vera Institute of Justice
New Orleans, LA

Gus Solomons, Jr.
Performer/Mentor
Arts Professor, Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
New York, NY

Michèle A. Steinwald
Independent Producer, Curator
Community Engagement Consultant
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Art Works II - Panel A
December 6, 2016

Diane Coburn Bruning
Artistic Director
Chamber Dance Project, dancers & musicians
Alexandria, VA

Sherwood Chen
Artist
San Jose, CA

Pat Graney
Choreographer, Installation Artist
Executive/Artistic Director
Pat Graney Company
Seattle, WA

Reginald Harris (Layperson)
Mental Health Therapist
Central Clinic Child and Family Treatment Center
Cincinnati, OH

Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Associate Dean of Academic & Faculty Affairs/Professor of Dance
Conservatory of Music and Dance
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Overland Park, KS

Art Works II - Panel B
December 6, 2016

Rosa (Rosie) L. Herrera
Dancer, Choreographer
Artistic Director
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
Miami, FL

Marisa C. Santiago
Freelance Arts Administrator & Corporate Events Producer
Brooklyn, NY

Daniel P. Singh
Artistic Director
Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company
Washington, DC

Amara Tabor-Smith
Director
Deep Waters Dance Theater (DWDT)
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
University of California, Berkeley
Oakland, CA

Jon H. Teeuwissen (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Highland Park, IL

Art Works II - Panel C
December 7, 2016

Adam Bernstein (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Los Angeles, CA

Julie Nakagawa Bottcher
Artistic Director
DanceWorks Chicago
Chicago, IL

Melanie E. George
Audience Educator & Dramaturg
Lumberyard (formerly American Dance Institute)
Washington, DC

Miguel Gutierrez
Artist
Program Director, LANDING
Gibney Dance Center
Brooklyn, NY

Kim L. Jones
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC