Shanice Mason, Programs Associate

Shanice Mason

Shanice Mason (she/her) is an east coast based artist, arts administrator, and educator residing in the Washington, DC area. She currently serves as Dance/USA’s programs manager.

As an artist, she freelances with a variety of DC-based dance companies, including Orange Grove Dance and S.J. Ewing & Dancers. She periodically creates her own work which was recently featured at the Clarice Performing Arts Center’s BlackLight Summit. In addition to her work in the district, she is a frequent flyer in New York, serving as a founding company artist and the process manager for Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TheREDprojectNYC. Shanice is currently spearheading the company’s fellowship program for college-level students and post-grad artists.

Establishing and maintaining a sustainable dance field is a top priority and commitment for Shanice, as well as ensuring the arts remain an integral part of our communities. She engages in this line of work through her responsibilities as an arts administrator and educator. For four years, she served as the account manager and, later, area manager for Tippi Toes DC, a nationally recognized after-school dance program for children, bringing dance to more than 900 students in the DC metropolitan area. She now holds a faculty position at CityDance DREAM, mentors dance majors at Virginia Commonwealth University, and serves on the Board of Directors at Dance Metro DC. 

Shanice is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her BFA in Dance and Choreography and a minor in General Business.


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