2019 Dance Forum at APAP

Start the New Year with Dance/USA!  Join-us for three hours of free professional development and networking with dance professionals from around the country. The event will feature conversations about dance advocacy, regional dance touring initiatives, and the next wave of leadership- exploring the industry’s role in cultivating guidance and direction for early-career leaders.

Agenda & Speakers

2019 Dance/USA Dance Forum
Friday, January 4, 2019
9am – 12pm
Networking and Coffee starting at 8:45am; while supplies last
Welcome and Dance/USA Updates
PART I: Dance Advocacy: What Are the Key Issues? 
  • Speaker – Brandon Gryde
PART II: Regional Touring Snapshots with South Arts and NEFA
  • Moderator – Michelle Ramos
  • Speakers – Nikki Estes, Eric B. Fliss, Cathy Edwards & Cheri Opperman
PART III: Next Wave of Dance Leadership: Discussion and Roundtable conversations
  • Moderator – Malik Robinson
  • Speakers – Betsy Smulyan, Christopher K. Morgan, Ali Rosa-Salas, Chrisa Yamaguchi, & Tamica Washington-Miller
Closing Remarks

This forum will present opportunities for Q&A, networking, and dialogue with peers and speakers in both large and small group conversations. 

Questions? Please contact Dance/USA.