Stanford Makishi was appointed vice president for programming at New York City Center in 2015 after having served as associate producer of the Fall for Dance Festival since 2011. He danced with Trisha Brown through most of the 1990s and is on the Board of her company. Makishi has held positions at the Baryshnikov Arts Center as executive director, at the Asian Cultural Council as director of programs, and at Carnegie Hall as director of creative services. He currently serves as a member of the steering committee for the New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards. Born and raised in Honolulu, HI, Makishi is a graduate of Harvard University and now resides in New York and Pennsylvania.