“I am a results person … right now we have no idea when we will get back to work,” said Elizabeth Sobo, executive director of New Jersey’s 10 Hairy Legs. “We’re learning to view this as an opportunity to meet this challenge to emerge stronger.”
“I’m embracing the term ‘radical bodies,'” says Douglas Scott, founder of Full Radius Dance about language for physically integrated dance. “I’m very clear about the terms we prefer.”
We can’t move fast enough toward equity and inclusion, says Thaddeus Davis. “It’s going to change how the field looks and that’s a good thing.” Read more here.
Leadership Corner: Denise Saunders Thompson, President and CEO, International Association of Blacks in Dance
At IABD, diversity, equity and inclusion are top of mind for everyone — in this country and other countries. Read more from Denise Saunders Thompson.
Leadership Corner: Malik Robinson, Executive Director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Chair Elect, Dance/USA Board of Trustees
Malik Robinson grew up in the family business, the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Learn how he has navigated tough issues, made mistakes and triumphed.
Leadership Corner: Jodie Gates, Vice Dean and Director of the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, University of Southern California
Leadership Corner chats with Jodie Gates: “As leaders we need to look to the younger generation to help us design new models and trust that they’ll take us somewhere.”
Leadership Corner: Michelle Ramos, Executive Director, Alternate Roots and Chair, Dance/USA Board of Trustees
Dance/USA’s Board Chair Michelle Ramos is committed to breaking down silos in the dance community through programming that focuses on diversity, equity and intersectionality. And in her spare time she just earned her PhD, runs marathons and takes class. Read more in Leadership Corner.
In her five years with Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, Isabel Miranda increased the budget from $5,000 to $150,000. I ask: ‘What are the golden dreams?’ She says, ‘We have to dream big to succeed.’ Read on.
Charlotte Ballet Executive Director Douglas Singleton speaks to Dance/USA about his dance epiphany, touring with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, re-branding, navigating organizational development, using data, and keeping his job fresh.