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


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
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

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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