Board of Trustees

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

Trustees

Scott AltmanCincinnati Ballet Cincinnati, OH
Holly BassHolly Bass|360Washington, DC
Tara BirtwhistleCanada's Royal Winnipeg BalletManitoba, Canada
Debbie Blunden-DiggsDayton Contemporary Dance CompanyDayton, OH
Kathy BrownNew York City BalletNew York, NY
Geoff ChangArts Consulting GroupNew York, NY
Karen Long CharlesThreads Dance ProjectGolden Valley, MN
Andrea Clark SmithUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburgh, PA
Shoshona (Shoni) CurrierBates Dance FestivalLewiston, ME
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
Katie Moore-DerkitsKun-Yang Lin/DancersPhiladelphia, PA
Sophie Myrtil-McCourtyLotus Arts ManagementQueens, NY
Denise PateSan Francisco Arts CommissionSan Francisco, CA
Emily RunningDance WirePortland, OR
Vershawn Sanders-WardRed Clay Dance CompanyChicago, IL
Abdo Sayegh RodriguezTU Dance Saint Paul, MN
Iquail ShaheedDANCE IQUAIL!Philadelphia, PA
Rhetta SheadCleo Parker Robinson DanceDenver, CO
Francine SheffieldRhizome Arts & Sheffield Global Arts ManagementRichmond, VA
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

Chairs, Managers Councils

Katie Moore-DerkitsKun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Rhetta SheadCleo Parker Robinson Dance
Scott AltmanCincinnati Ballet
Ellen WalkerPacific Northwest Ballet

Chairs, Artistic Directors Councils

Karen Long CharlesThreads Dance Project
Tara BirtwhistleCanada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Chair, Presenters Council

Shoshona (Shoni) CurrierBates Dance Festival

Chair, Service Organizations Council

Emily RunningDance Wire

Chair, Agents, Managers, Producers & Promoters Council

Francine SheffieldRhizome Arts & Sheffield Global Arts Management

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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