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:
Albert Blackstone, Director, MOMEN; Faculty, Broadway Dance Center
Ami Scherson, Equity in Arts Leadership Prog. Associate, Americans for the Arts; Co-Chair, D/NYC Junior Committee
Ana "Rokafella" Garcia, Managing Director, Full Circle Souljahs
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Senior Director of Artist Development & Curation; Editorial Director, Gibney
Juan José Escalante, Executive Director, José Limón Foundation
Julia del Palacio, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Laurel Lawson, Choreographer, Kinetic Light; Artist-Engineer, Rose Tree Productions
Nelida Tirado, Artistic Director and Teacher of Nelida Tirado Flamenco
Niya Nicholson, Managing Director, MOVE|NYC| Foundation, Inc.
Parijat Desai, Artistic Director, Parijata Dance Company
Remi Harris, Programs Manager, Center for Performance Research
Sydnie L. Mosley, Artistic Director, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances
Zavé Martohardjono, Artist