Duke Dang

Duke Dang is the executive director of Works & Process, a performing arts organization that champions and resources artists and their creative process from studio-to-stage by partnering with over a dozen residency centers across Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York to provide fully-funded residencies and presents iteratively at the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and SummerStage.  Under Duke’s leadership, Works & Process pioneered the bubble residency model in summer 2020, which was captured in the NY-Emmy nominated docuseries Isolation to Creation, and broadcast on PBS and ALL ARTS. Works & Process was honored with a 2021 Dance Magazine Award and nominated in 2021 and 2022 for the APAP William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence and Sustained Achievement. Multiple Works & Process commissions including LaTasha Barnes’ The Jazz Continuum, Les Ballet Afrik – New York Is Burning by Omari Wiles, and More Forever by Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao have been honored with Bessie Awards.

Born at a UN refugee camp in the Philippines to Vietnamese parents seeking political asylum, Duke immigrated to California growing up with the assistance of Section 8 housing vouchers, food stamps, and attending Head Start. Prior to Works & Process, where he started as a paid college intern, Duke worked at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Glimmerglass Festival, and Sydney Theatre Company. In 2012, with his husband, he helped founded the Hudson Valley Dance Festival with Dancers Responding to AIDS which has raised over $1.3 million. He earned in BA in Art History from Boston University and MA in Performing Arts Administration from New York University.

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