Recent Grants

Dance: FY 2018 Grants Panelists

Art Works - Panel A
June 14, 2017

Brea J. Cali
Senior Director
Welmont
Savannah, GA

Philip Chan
Arts and Culture Director
IVY
Brooklyn, NY

Renae Williams Niles
Chief Operating Officer
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
University of Southern California
Culver City, CA

Ed Noonan (Layperson)
Retired Arts Administrator
Professor, City Commissioner
Helena, MT

Helanius Wilkins
Choreographer/performance Artist/Scholar/Assistant Professor of Dance
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

Art Works - Panel B
June 16, 2017

Yolanda Cesta-Cursach
Curator of Performance
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL

Sarah J. Dash (Layperson) President and CEO
Alliance for Health Reform
Silver Spring, MD

Virginia A. Johnson
Artistic Director
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
New York, NY

Benjamin Levy
Founder
LEVYdance, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Sydney A. Skybetter
Choreographer
Public Humanities Fellow and Professor
Brown University
Providence, RI

Trent D. Williams, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Modern Dance and Choreography
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Art Works - Panel C
June 16, 2017

Bonnie A. Brooks
Director and Lead Curator
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey H. James (Layperson)
Retired Arts Administrator
Hartland, VT

Nicholas C. Leichter
Choreographer/Teacher
Director of Dance
Nicholas Leichter Dance
Brooklyn, NY

Adam Sklute
CEO and Artistic Director
Ballet West
Salt Lake City, UT

Art Works II - Panel A
Nov 14, 2017

Sherwood Chen
Artist
San Jose, CA

Reginald J Harris (Layperson)
Mental Health Therapist
Cincinnati, OH

Mary Pat Henry
Artistic/Executive Director
Wylliams/Henry Dance Theatre
Mount Pleasant, SC

Erika  Randall
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Theatre & Dance
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO

Marisa Cristina Santiago
Company Manager
Arts Administration
Brooklyn, NY

Charles Daniel Santos
Executive Director/Artistic Director
Texas International Theatrical Arts Society
Dallas, TX

Art Works II - Panel B
Nov 14, 2017

Michele Kumi Baer
Program Associate, Thriving Communities
The New York Community Trust
Brooklyn, NY

Douglas Scott
Artistic/Executive Director
Dance Force, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Kim L Jones
Associate Professor of Dance/Freelance Choreographer/Master Teacher
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Huntersville, NC

Arnie Malina (Layperson)
(Retired) Perf. Arts Consultant/Arts Patron
Burlington, VT

Joel Valentin-Martinez
Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Dance & Dance Program Director
Theatre Department
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Tamica F Washington-Miller
Board Member
International Association of Blacks in Dance, Inc.
Redlands, CA

Art Works II - Panel C
Nov 17, 2017

Andrew Chiang
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Inc.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Marla Brattain Hansen
Professor
Idaho Dance Theatre Inc.
Boise, ID

Emily Johnson
Choreographer/Director Catalyst Dance
New York, NY

Roko Kawai (Layperson)
Senior Director of Institutional Giving
Girls, Inc.
Oakland, CA

Gregory A. King
Assistant Professor
Theatre and Dance
Kent State University Main Campus
Kent, OH

Carter Alexander
Associate Artistic Director
Ballet Arizona
Dallas, TX