Dance Advancement Fund

Dance Advancement Fund 2022-2023 Review Panel


Purpose of the Review Panel

To advise and assist in reviewing applications to the Dance Advancement Fund (2022-2023) and achieving the Fund’s goals.

Dance/NYC provided a Panelist Guide, which included a full overview of the funding priorities, evaluation criteria and scoring rubric to aid panelists in determining the final group of recipients.


2022-2023 Dance Advancement Fund Panelists:

  • Aaron L. McKinney, Executive Director, Hi-ARTS
  • Danni Gee, Dance Curator & Programs Manager, SummerStage (City Parks Foundation)
  • george emilio sanchez, performance artist & activist
  • Ita Segev, Performance Artist, Writer and Community Mobilizer
  • J. Soto, Director of Engagement and Inclusion, Leslie Lohman Museum
  • Julia del Palacio, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development, Kupferberg Center for the Arts | Queens College
  • Karesia Batan, Founding Director, Queensboro Dance Festival | The Physical Plant
  • Kiebpoli Calnek, Black*Acrobat
  • Leah Krauss, Senior Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation
  • Lillian Osei-Boateng, Program Manager for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Linda Murray, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
  • Maya Simone Z, Junior Committee (JComm), Dance/NYC
  • Omar Ingram, Programs Director, The International Association of Blacks in Dance


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