Board of Trustees

Nominate a Candidate to Join the Dance/USA Board of Trustees! The Dance/USA Trustees Committee is currently accepting nominations for potential candidates to be added to Dance/USA’s 2024 slate of new Trustees to join the Board and serve a 3-year term, commencing on January 1, 2024 and concluding on December 31, 2027. We invite you to share your suggested nominees by completing this form. The due date to submit candidate suggestions is Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST. 

Executive Committee

Anne HuangBoard ChairWorld Arts West
Abdo Sayegh RodriguezChair ElectTU Dance
Debbie Blunden-DiggsVice ChairDayton Contemporary Dance Company
Denise PateTreasurerSan Francisco Arts Commission
Ellen WalkerSecretaryPacific Northwest Ballet
Kathy BrownAt-LargeNew York City Ballet
Antoine HunterAt-LargeUrban Jazz Dance Company & Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival
Shane FernandoAt-Large Cape Fear Community College & Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Iquail ShaheedAt-LargeDANCE IQUAIL!
Kellee EduseiExecutive DirectorDance/USA


Holly BassHolly Bass|360Washington, DC
Debbie Blunden-DiggsDayton Contemporary Dance CompanyDayton, OH
Kathy BrownNew York City BalletNew York, NY
Geoff ChangArts Consulting GroupNew York, NY
Andrea Clark SmithUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburgh, PA
Kellee EduseiDance/USAChicago, IL
Nikki EstesSouth ArtsAtlanta, GA
Shane FernandoCape Fear Community College & Thalian Hall Center for the Performing ArtsWilmington, NC
Gina GibneyGibneyNew York, NY
Jerron Hermanjerronherman.comNew York, NY
Anne HuangWorld Arts WestSan Francisco, CA
Antoine HunterUrban Jazz Dance Company & Bay Area International Deaf Dance FestivalSan Francisco, CA
Dr. Nancy KadelOrthopedic SurgeonBend, OR
Roger A. KlugeDeWitt Stern, a Risk Management CompanyNew York, NY
Jim Leija University of Michigan Museum of ArtAnn Arbor, MI
Sophie Myrtil-McCourtyLotus Arts ManagementQueens, NY
Denise PateSan Francisco Arts CommissionSan Francisco, CA
Vershawn Sanders-WardRed Clay Dance CompanyChicago, IL
Abdo Sayegh RodriguezTU Dance Saint Paul, MN
Iquail ShaheedDANCE IQUAIL!Philadelphia, PA
Rosy SimasRosy Simas DanseMinneapolis, MN
Traci Slater-RigaudUnited Philanthropy ForumFort Washington, MD
George Staibstaibdance, inc. & Emory UniversityAtlanta, GA
Victor TorresCalifornia State University, Fresno; Los Danzantes de Aztlán (LDA) Mexican dance program at Fresno State; Asociación Nacional de Grupos FolklóricosFresno, CA
Ellen WalkerPacific Northwest BalletSeattle, WA
Tamica Washington-MillerLula Washington Dance TheatreLos Angeles, CA
Dorene WieseBlack Hawk Performance Dance Company; American Indian Association of Illinois; Native American Education Services, Inc. Chicago, IL

More information on the required minimum commitments and responsibilities of the Dance/USA Board of Trustees is available for download:

DanceUSA Trustee Responsibilities 

Responsibilities are reviewed annually by Board leadership and subject to change.

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