Dance: FY 2022 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A

Juan Carlos Claudio
Adjunct Faculty Professor
Department of Performing Arts - Dance Area
Weber State University
Outreach Director
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Foundation
Salt Lake City, UT

Ladonna Freidheim
Executive Director
Chicago, IL

Sarah M. Hamilton
Director of Operations & Production
Ko-Thi, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Angela Harris
Executive Artistic Director
Dance Canvas
Ballet Instructor
Dance and Movement Studies
Emory University
Lithonia, GA

Daniel Woofter (Layperson)
Chevy Chase, MD

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B

Karen Charles
Artistic/Executive Director
Threads Dance Project
Golden Valley, MN

Christina Hager (Layperson)
Ovations Digital
Leawood, KS

A.T. Moffett
Dance Educator & Graduate Research Assistant in Urban Affairs & Public Policy
Biden School of Public Policy
University of Delaware
Wilmington, DE

Yvonne Montoya
Director, Choreographer.
Safos Dance Theatre
Independent Choreographer
Yvonne Montoya Dance
Tucson, AZ

Michael Sakamoto
Performing Arts Curator
Asian and Asian American Arts and Culture Program
Fine Arts Center
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Amherst, MA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C

Steve Doyal (Layperson)
Retired Public Relations and Communications Executive
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Kansas City, MO

Randy Ford
Development Associate
Lavender Rights Project / WA Black Trans Task Force
Seattle, WA

Charlie Maybee
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dance Division
Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA

Augusto C. Soledade
Associate Professor in Dance
University of Florida
Artistic Director
Brazz Dance Theater Incorporated
Miami, FL

Pallavi Sriram
Assistant Professor, Dance Studies
Theater and Dance
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel D

Maria Regina Firmino-Castillo
Assistant Professor
Department of Dance
University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA

Regina Klenjoski
Artistic Director
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company
Wichita, KS

Art Priromprintr
Arts Administrator, Producer (Freelance)
Washington, DC

David Rue
Public Engagement Associate
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA

Ronna T. Zimmer (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Wilmington, NC

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel E

Chris Ajemian (Layperson)
CEO & Founder
Falmouth, ME

Lindsay Renea Benton
Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Dance
Department of Theatre and Dance
Alabama State University
Atlanta, GA

Hui Cha Poos
Founding Director
RACE Dance Collective
Dance Instructor
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK

Sabrina Madison-Cannon
Dean of Music
School of Music and Dance
University of Oregon
Springfield, OR

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel A

Kelly Knoke (Layperson)
Director of Research, Planning and Data Systems
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Tariq O'Meally
Guest Curator
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Artists Partner Program
University of Maryland at College Park
Upper Marlboro, MD

Andy Russ
Freelance Sound/Lighting Designer
Wilbury Theatre Group
Providence, RI

Jin Won
Kathak Dancer and Tabla Player
Taalim School of Indian Music
Artistic Director
Pradhanica Dance and Music Company
Edison, NJ

Taka Yamamoto
Independent Artist, Educator
Portland, OR

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel B

Peter Rockford Espiritu
Executive Director
Tau Dance Theater
Aiea, HI

Catrina Franklin (Layperson)
Senior Manager
Board President
Red Clay Dance Company
Zion, IL

Gail Glover
Resident Dance Artist/Teacher
Certified Dance Educator (Independent), Dance
South Carolina Arts Commission
Columbia, SC

Allison Kenner Brodsky Ali Kenner Brodksy
Artistic Director
ali kenner brodsky & co.
Choreographer, Co-Founder
Motion State Arts
Adjunct Professor, Dance
Roger Williams College
Dartmouth, MA

Jhon Stronks
Programs Manager
Dance Source Houston
Houston, TX

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel C

Marie Casimir
Public Programs Curator
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Adjunct Instructor, African & African American Studies Dept.
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Oklahoma City, OK

Brianna Figueroa
Assistant Professor of Dance, Theatre and Dance
University of New Mexico Main Campus
Albuquerque, NM

Danielle McClune (Layperson)
Senior Communications Manager
Seattle, WA

DeMarcus Akeem Suggs
Development Director
Alternate ROOTS, Inc.
Administration Consultant
Dance Iquail
Memphis, TN

Gregory Youdan Jr
Research and Advocacy Coordinator, Research and Advocacy
Dance/NYC, Inc.
New York City, NY

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel D

Paulette Beauchamp
Executive Director
DanzActiva, Inc.
San Juan, PR

Jackson R. Cooper
Major Gifts Officer
Pacific Northwest Ballet Association
Seattle, WA

Manjunan Gnanaratnam
Interdisciplinary Artist
Albany, NY

Silva Laukkanen
Director of Integrated Dance
Art Spark Texas
Teaching Artist
Forklift Danceworks Inc.
Austin, TX

Bettia Turner (Layperson)
Public Relations
Milan Laser Hair Removal
Omaha, NE

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel E

Elliot Emadian
Adjunct Professor of Dance, School of Theatre and Dance
Millikin University
Urbana, IL

Joe Gonzalez
Performing Artist, Co-director
Artistic Director
Philadanco D/3
Jo-Mé Dance
Philadelphia, PA

Jeanette Guinn
Fellow, Theatre and Dance
College of Charleston
Columbia, SC

Leila Lewis (Layperson)
Regional Organizing Director
You Can Vote
Greensboro, NC

Sara Moncada Madril
Chief Program Manager
The Cultural Conservancy
Director, Artist, Educator
Sewam American Indian Dance
Tiburon, CA