2019 Dance Forum at APAP

Dance/USA presented the 2019 Dance Forum on January 4, 2019. The event featured 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 presented opportunities for Q&A, networking, and dialogue with peers and speakers in both large and small group conversations. 

Questions? Please contact Dance/USA.

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