Symposium Programming Committee

The Symposium Programming Committee exists to advise and assist Dance/NYC in the identification and programming of sessions offered at Dance/NYC’s yearly Symposium—and, by extension, further the dance field in NYC. Membership is comprised of Dance/NYC’s established Advisory Committee, Dance/NYC Task Forces, one member of Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee, Justice, Equity & Inclusion Partners, and additional candidates they identify. Ideal members will have experience in creating, performing, and/or presenting dance in the metropolitan New York City area, share our commitment to revealing, removing, and preventing inequities in professional dance, and represent the demographic makeup of the local population.

Click committee members' names below to access their bios:

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Ana "Rokafella" Garcia

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Jeffrey Rosenstock

AVP External Relations and Governmental Affairs, Queens College - CUNY Dance Initiative

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Juan José Escalante

Executive Director, José Limón Foundation

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Julia del Palacio

Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Kupferberg Center for the Arts

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Dr. Layla Zami

Visiting Scholar, Pratt Institute; Artist, Oxana

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Leah Krauss

Senior Program Officer for Dance & Special Projects, Mertz Gilmore Foundation

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Michelle Mantione

Dance Educator

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Niya Nicholson

Managing Director, MOVE(NYC) Foundation, Inc.

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Sita Frederick

Director of Community Engagement Programs at Lincoln Center Education; Artistic Director at Areytos Performance Works

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Sydnie L. Mosley

Artistic Director, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances

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Zavé Martohardjono


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