Dance/USA Announces the 2022 Archiving and Preservation Fellows

May 11, 2022

CONTACT: Johanna Tschebull

Washington, DC – Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, announced today the selection of six Archiving and Preservation Fellows, who will work with dance organizations to preserve, organize, and create access to their archives. The 2022 Archiving Fellows are Tere Elizalde, Bernard Hall, Hallie Oines, shady Radical, Quentin Sledge, and Lingyu Wang. Read their bios here. 

The theme of this round of Fellowships, generously supported by an award from the Mellon Foundation, is Preserving Cultural Heritage, Supporting Communities. The organizations that the Archiving Fellows will work with are Ballethnic Dance Company, Charya Burt Cambodian Dance, Dancing Wheels Company, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, and TeMaTe Institute for Black Dance and Culture. The Fellows will be paired with professional archivist mentors from the Auburn Avenue Research Library, Bay Area Video Coalition, Cleveland Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, University of Texas at San Antonio Special Collections, and the Detroit Sound Conservancy. Read more about the projects and sites here

The 2022 cohort will conduct in-person, remote, and hybrid work. The Archiving Fellows will attend Dance/USA Connect: Denver along with representatives from the host organizations and archivist mentors. 

“The new cohort of Archiving Fellows brings diverse backgrounds, exceptional skills, and a shared passion for preserving cultural heritage,” said Dance/USA Director of Archiving and Preservation Imogen Smith. “We are thrilled to connect them with six outstanding organizations that are deeply rooted in local and national communities.”

“I am so excited by the projects and focus of this year’s Fellowships, rooting Dance/USA deeper into community,” said Dance/USA Executive Director Kellee Edusei. “I am thrilled Dance/USA is able to offer another round of Archiving and Preservation Fellowships with the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, demonstrating their sustained commitment to the future of the dance ecosystem.” 

Learn more about the 2022 Cohort of Archiving and Preservation Fellows here.

About Dance/USA
Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive.

Established in 1982, Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. Learn more about Dance/USA at

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