Kevin Ward is a former director of Santa Fe’s Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. He is the recipient of several awards and grants, including three Ohio Arts Council Fellowships, the Kennedy Center for the Arts Masters of African American Choreography Medal, and the OhioDance Award for lifetime achievement. He served as a Center dance panelist from 2009–10.
Argeo Ascani is Curator for Music at EMPAC, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. In 2015, he served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.
Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with a company of world-class dancers to “forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.”
Jean Isaacs is the artistic director of San Diego Dance Theater and the founder of Trolley Dances.
Jenny Gersten is producing consultant for the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center in New York.
Act II Playhouse produces classic and contemporary plays and musicals in suburban Ambler, Pennsylvania.
For the past four years, Meg Foley has been inserting unexpected performance into ordinary life with her 3:15 dance project, in which she creates a dance, wherever she is, at exactly 3:15 p.m.
Sruti, The India Music and Dance Society presents the world premiere of Saayujya (The Merging), featuring two of India’s preeminent artists, bharata natyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind and Carnatic musician T. M. Krishna (TMK).
Since retiring in 1995 from a dance career with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Boston Ballet, and Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal, Michael Reed has worked with Arizona State University.
Claire Tancons is a curator, writer and researcher whose work focuses on carnival, public ceremonial culture, and popular movements.
Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design presents acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz’s experimental performance piece Levée des conflits, as part of the 2016 Fringe Festival.
Lucinda Childs is one of America’s most important modern choreographers and an original member of the Judson Dance Theater in New York.
Russian folktales and South African music and puppetry united in a multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s composition for the 1910 ballet The Firebird, featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra, Grammy Award-winning South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and larger-than-life puppets by Janni Younge of South Africa’s renowned Handspring Puppet Company.