Dance. Workforce. Resilience. Initiative


The role of this Task Force is to advise and assist Dance/NYC’s Dance. Workforce. Resilience. Initiative on behalf of the organization and the dance field in the metropolitan area.

Task Force currently in formation. 

Click task force members' names to access their bios:

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Alex Rodabaugh, Dancer, Choreographer and Performer, Treasurer of Dance Artists' National Collective

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Antuan Byers, Dancer, Creative Entrepreneur, Arts Activist, Founder of Black Dance Change Makers

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April Biggs, April Biggs, Dance Artist; Disability+ Working Group Member, Creating New Futures

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Carla Hoke-Miller, Director of Theatre Programs and Partnerships

NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment

Charmaine is smiling and is surrounded by a wooden frame and wearing a colorful blue dress

Charmaine Warren, Performer/Writer + Founder/Artistic Director,

Black Dance Stories & Dance on The Lawn: Montclair's Dance Festival

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Chikako Yamauchi, Member

ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity)

Christopher, an African-American man with a a bald head and grey and black beard is in a white room. He wears black glasses

Christopher D. Bloodworth, National Director of The Career Center

Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund)

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Christy Bolingbroke, Executive/Artistic Director


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Dance Union

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Heather Robles, Policy Development Consultant at NY4CA, Executive Director of The Bessies

Kellee, a non-disabled butterscotch skinned woman with long dark brown hair, is slightly smiling with her arms folded.

Kellee Edusei, Executive Director, Dance/USA

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Lucy Sexton, Executive Director, New Yorkers For Culture & Arts

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Maria Bauman, Artistic Director of MBDance; Co-founder of ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity)

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Maxine Montilus, Dance Artist, Artistic Director of MV Dance Project

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Pavan Thimmaiah, Artist Choreographer, Director of PMT House of Dance

Réka, a light browned skinned woman with dark brown hair and straight bangs. She is smiling at the camera wearing a yellow shirt

Réka Echerer, Dance Worker and Activist

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Vanessa Hernández Cruz, Disabled Dance Artist, Choreographer, Disability Justice Activist

Dance Artists National Collective, Communications & Social media Co-Coordinator

Yanira is a light-skinned Latine person wearing black thick rimmed glasses and her white hair pulled back. Yellow background.

Yanira Castro, Artist

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