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:

Black and white headshot of Albert Blackstone

Albert Blackstone, Director, MOMEN; Faculty, Broadway Dance Center

Ami Scherson Headshot

Ami Scherson, Equity in Arts Leadership Prog. Associate, Americans for the Arts; Co-Chair, D/NYC Junior Committee

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Ana "Rokafella" Garcia, Managing Director, Full Circle Souljahs

Headshot of Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Photo Credit Scott Shaw

Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Senior Director of Curation; Editorial Director, Gibney

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Juan José Escalante

Executive Director, National Dance Institute

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Julia del Palacio, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Kupferberg Center for the Arts

Laurel, a white woman with creamy skin, cropped silvery hair, and hazel eyes, looks thoughtfully to one side.

Laurel Lawson, Choreographer, Artist-Engineer, Rose Tree Productions

Photograph of Nelida Tirado, Photo Credit by Chasi Annexy

Nelida Tirado, Artistic Director and Teacher of Nelida Tirado Flamenco

Brown-skinned Black woman with short curly dark brown hair shown from the chest up and wearing a v-neck satin black long sleeve

Niya Nicholson, Managing Director


Photo of Parijat Desai, Live performance of bird emerging from nest

Parijat Desai, Artistic Director, Parijata Dance Company

Picture of Remi Harris, Photo Credit by Marc Espinosa

Remi Harris, Associate Artistic Director


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Sydnie L. Mosley, Artistic Director, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances

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zavé martohardjono, Multidisciplinary Dance and Performance Artist

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