Donald Borror, Chair
Executive Director, Dorrance Dance
Donald Borror is an emerging arts leader and the newly appointed Executive Director of Dorrance Dance. He began working with the company in January 2016 through his previous position at DUNCH, a cultural management consulting firm, where under president Emma Dunch he helped build and manage Dorrance Dance’s fundraising operations. While at DUNCH, he supported projects with Mark Morris Dance Group, The Apollo Theater, BRIC, Gibney Dance, among others. Prior to joining Dunch Arts, Donald was a producer and choreographer for a Meet the Artist School Series for Lincoln Center Education, and a company dancer for Ballet Hispanico. He has performed work with Buglisi Dance Theatre and his choreography has been performed at The Juilliard School, Columbia Ballet Collaborative and New Jersey Dance Theater. Additionally, he serves as board president of San Francisco-based nonprofit dance advocacy organization, BEMOVING. Donald received a B.F.A. in Dance from The Juilliard School, where he was awarded the Martha Hill Prize for Artistic Achievement and Leadership. He also holds a Masters in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Kim Savarino, Vice Chair
Performer, Third Rail Projects | Communications Associate, MAP Fund
Kim Savarino is a Brooklyn-based performer. She currently performs in Third Rail Projects' award-winning immersive theater production "Then She Fell" as Alice, the Doctor and Nurse MaryAnn. In addition to performing, she works as the Communications Associate at the MAP Fund, advocates for dance as a member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee, and is a City Rocks Mentor with the Brooklyn Boulders Foundation. Kim has worked with The Foundry / Alex Ketley, Lauren Slone, and Harper Addison and studied under Gerri Houlihan, Jawole Zollar, and Summer Lee Rhatigan. She trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and graduated with a BFA in dance summa cum laude with honors from Florida State University. Kim was born in California and raised in West Virginia.
Tara Sheena, Secretary
Dancer | Writer | Advocate
Tara Sheena is originally from Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Dance and BA in English in 2011. She is a freelance dancer and writer currently based in Brooklyn. Recently, she has collaborated on performance work with Kirsten Schnittker, Molly Poerstel, Isabel Lewis, and Nadia Tykulsker. Her current writings can be found on Hyperallergic and Culturebot.
Oceane Hooks-Camilleri, Committee Operations
Océane Hooks-Camilleri is a Brooklyn based freelance dancer. She trained and performed as an actor for nine years before beginning her dance training with Reginald Ray Savage at Oakland School for the Arts. In 2008 she attended Connecticut College where she was able to work with such dance artists as David Dorfman, Adele Myers, Shani Collins-Achille and Heidi Henderson. During these four years she also expanded her interest in social justice, sexual education, HIV/AIDS prevention and community organizing. She moved to New York in 2012 and has had the pleasure of performing for numerous other artists as well as creating her own commissioned works. She is currently thrilled to be dancing for Alison Chase Performance. www.oceanehc.com
Katherine Bergstrom, Co-Communications Coordinator
Dancer | Choreographer | Arts Administrator
Katherine Bergstrom began her dance training in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in Dance and Psychology, where she performed works by Susan Rethorst, Beth Gill, Faye Driscoll, Twyla Tharp, and George Balanchine. Her choreography has been presented in Paris and New York City, and she will be a Fall 2016 Artist in Residence with Hinge Arts in Fergus Falls, MN. She explores the intersections of race, class, gender, and performance as a member of Sydnie L. Mosley Dances. In addition to her work as the Artistic Administrator at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, Katherine maintains an active freelance schedule as a grant writer and administrator for dance artists throughout New York City. Katherine blogs about dance on her website, Point of Contact (ptofcontact.com).
Dancer | Choreographer
Amy Campbell lives in Brooklyn where she dances, performs, produces, and makes work for the stage, nightlife, musicians, and anyone else who will let her put on a show. A native Ohioan, she received a BFA in dance and choreography from the Ohio State University, taught and choreographed competitive studio dance, has performed with multiple modern and dance theatre companies, and choreographed and performed in several music videos, live events, and variety shows. She currently makes work with her super talented friends under the moniker Crooked Mouth, who has been presented at Dixon Place, CPR, Triskelion Arts, University Settlement, and the COW, among others. She, also, currently performs with Megan Bascom and Dancers, Inclined Dance Project, Michael James New York, collaborates with Fashion Week Noise, is resident choreographer of the Mary Jo Camel Show, and is a member of Dance/NYC's Junior Committee. When not dancing she can be found tending bar, hiding in Bed Stuy, and trying to keep up with all the things.
Choreographer and Co-Founder, Amanda + James | Development Associate at Martha Graham Dance Company
Amanda Hameline is a choreographer, producer and arts administrator. Her choreography works with movement and text to create comical, dark, strongly narrative experiences. Her creations have premiered at Pace Gallery, Triskelion Arts, Westbeth, the Hotel Chelsea, Dixon Place, Ars Nova, and Green Space. Amanda is also a Founding Director of the non-profit production company, Amanda + James. Through monthly meetings, Amanda + James provides a space for a growing community of young artists to foster their creative drive, to refine ideas into finished productions, and to collaborate with their peers. In the past year Amanda + James has presented new, original productions at Pioneer Works, Ars Nova, Bas Fisher Invitational, and many other venues from New York to Miami. Amanda is also the Artistic Director of Young Artists at the Chelsea--which presented Sam Shepherd and Patti Smith's "Cowboy Mouth," for a week-long run at the historic Chelsea Hotel, in June 2015. "Cowboy Mouth" was the central work in an immersive three-part evening of theater, performance art, and live music. Amanda was born and raised in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn. She works as Development Associate at the Martha Graham Dance Company. Amanda graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with a B.A. In American History and Literature.
Meaning Maker | Technician | Educator
As a queer multi-disciplinary choreographer and designer in Brooklyn, Henry Holmes’ work focuses predominately on the natures of digital infrastructure at the intersection of identity and social politics. They hold a BFA in Dance and certificate in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Their working relationships include Visual Country, GuideOne mobile, the Dance Education Laboratory at the 92Y, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Long Island City and Velocity Dance Center in Seattle. ry takes great inspiration from Judson-era dance artists like Sally Gross, whose concept and philosophy of body set the stage (and lack thereof) for generations of subversives to come. syntactile.com
Tina Hsiao-Tung Huang
Arts Administrator | Performance Studies Researcher | Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation
Tina is Company Manager at The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to maintaining the legacy of American dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. Through the Foundation, she administers a Duncan affiliate school headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Additionally, Tina has worked at The Asian American Arts Alliance and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and performed professionally with Modernes-Uni Tanztheater based in Regensburg, Germany and for Steve Paxton as part of The Museum of Modern Art’s Performance Program. Tina holds a B.A. in dance and government from Wesleyan University and a M.A. in performance studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has been invited to present her research “Repetition, Repetition: Reading Pina Bausch’s Café Mueller” at international conferences in 2014-16.
Performer | Artist | Educator
Brooklyn-based performer, artist, and educator. She currently holds a recurring voiceover role with the Award-winning Scifi podcast Wolf 359 in addition to creating the audience outreach program for Crawl with Kate Ladenheim and the People Movers. Cecilia is also a teaching artist with Zara Aina, an arts education non-profit. As a freelance performer, Cecilia has worked with Jamie Poskin, Liz Thaler, Zoe Beloff and Vanessa Walters/Andrew Schneider. She received her degree in Theater from Wesleyan University.
Educator | Creative Consultant | Arts Administrator | Choreographer | Arts Policy Advocate
Niya Nicholson, a Harlem, NY native, is dedicated to gender-rejecting, racial and social justice work that serves as a conduit for transformative dialogic learning, cultural and creative capacity, and sustainability within the arts. As a creative movement artist, creative consultant, academic, and arts administrator, her foci recognize, problematize, and re-envision the cultural and social value of the arts in underserved and under-resourced communities. Niya is an alumna of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and received her B.A. from Vassar College with concentrations in Psychology, Africana Studies, and Educational Studies in 2014. She has received the inaugural ALANA Exemplary Commitment to the Arts award and capital support to work with and learn from underserved communities in Chicago, Cuba, and Australia. She has presented work at the Black Girl Project 2015 Sisterhood Summit: “When We Free: Black Women, Girls & Emotional Emancipation!” and at the "Cosmic Possibility in Black Speculation" 2016 conference at Vassar College. She currently serves Gibney Dance, MOVE(NYC), and the 2016-17 Dance/NYC Junior Committee. Niya also serves as a freelance creative consultant, choreographer, and performance artist with emerging curators, music and visual artists, and choreographers. While in the gestational phase of developing a movement company and transcontinental arts education centers, Niya looks forward to continued arts advocacy, communal building, connections to ancestry and space, and self-care practitioning.
Choreographer | Producer
Alexandra is a choreographer from Paris, France and has showcased work in DC at the Capitol Hill Arts Blackbox, in New York at DNA, Triskelion Arts, the House of Scandinavia, Dixon Place and Brooklyn Arts Exchange, in Santiago Chile, and on NPR Radio’s Blog for the anniversary of the Rite of Spring. She has choreographed music videos for Chinese band Re-TROS and Prince Rama and is a Luther Rice Research Fellow and a MWDCC Award Recipient. Alexandra works for Half Straddle as their Associate Producer, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company as a Development and Marketing Manager, for New York Public Radio as their Special Events Associate, and for luciana achugar as her company manager. She has performed for for luciana achugar and has recently performed in her work at JACK, The Chocolate Factory, Fusebox Festival and New York Live Arts.
Rachel S. Russell
Educator | Dancer | Scholar
From Baltimore, MD, is a Brooklyn-based dancer, scholar, and dance educator. Rachel received her MA in Performance Studies in May 2016, from New York University where her work focused on dance, with special attention to Black Women dancers and choreographers. Rachel has served choreographers and organizations such as Sydnie L. Mosley, Ni'Ja Whitson, and Urban Bush Women in various roles ranging from production/choreographer's assistant to workshop co-facilitator. Rachel received her BFA in Dance Pedagogy from Columbia College Chicago in 2013 and currently, dances with Àse Dance Theatre Collective and Sydnie L. Mosley Dances. Rachel is excited to be a new member of this year's Dance/NYC Junior Committee.
Choreographer | Performer | Educator
Based in NYC, Rosewood works full-time as a dance specialist at I.S. 347 School of Humanities in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She holds dual degrees in Dance and Elementary Education from UW-Madison and a masters degree in Dance Education from the Inaugural Cohort of the Lincoln Center Scholars Alternative Certification Program, in Partnership with Hunter College. Rosewood is actively preserving historic solo dances for performance and educational purposes and has works by seminal artists Jane Dudley, Anna Sokolow, Helen Tamiris, and more in her repertoire. Rosewood also performs solos by living choreographers including Douglas Dunn and Heidi Latsky. Rosewood mounted “Second Skin: Seven Solo Dances” at the Merce Cunningham Studio which was featured in the May/June 2011 inspiration issue of Dance Studio Life Magazine. Her choreography has been seen internationally in Taipei Taiwan, and locally at the Judson Church, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Dumbo Dance Festival, Chen Dance Center (as a Newsteps recipient), Green Space, Secret Theater, FAB! Festival, and more. Before graduate school, Rosewood danced with JoAnna Mendl Shaw’s Equus Projects and was the Education Associate at New York Live Arts where she managed the educational programs for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.
Artist | Performer | Healer
Front of House, New York Live Arts
Eli Tamondong is a Brooklyn-based artist creating movement, text, and image under the moniker Projectile Imagery. He has been curated by Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, Movement Research at Judson, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Chez Bushwick, Gibney Dance, and New York Live Arts; published in SLAG Mag and Polychrome Ink; and posted on Instagram. He is a performer with Daria Fain’s Commons Choir. Eli has also been a member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee since 2014. He has been a 2014 Chez Bushwick Artist-in-Residence and a New York Live Arts 2015-16 Fresh Tracks Artist. Eli is studying Massage Therapy at the Swedish Institute. Find more at projectileimagery.org
Dance Maker | Performer | Administrator | Writer
Margaret Tudor is a dance maker, performer, administrator, and writer currently based in Brooklyn. Originally from Houston, Texas, Margaret graduated from Northwestern University in 2013, where she double majored in Dance and English. Other roles she filled while at Northwestern include research assistant, choreographer, and producer.
Since moving to New York she has worked with The Playground NYC, Dance/NYC, Pentacle, The Tank, and Gibney Dance. She currently serves as Programs Manager at Gibney Dance, working on Residencies, Artist Services, and Presented Artist programming. Like so many artists in the city, she continues to experiment with ways of being an artist, making a living, and maintaining one's sanity.