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Board of Directors

Michael Grimaldi - President, Photographer

Doreen Stone - Secretary, Elementary School Teacher

Staff

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Development Director

Anh Vo

Anh Vo is a Vietnamese choreographer, dancer, theorist, and activist. They create dances and produce texts about pornography and queer relations, about being and form, about identity and abstraction, about history and its colonial reality.

www.anhqvo.com

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Managing Director

Miranda Brown

Miranda Brown is a performer, creator, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn. Their collaborative work with Noa Rui-Piin Weiss utilizes comedy and pop culture references to question ideas of ownership and original thought. She also serves as Development and Production Manager for Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.

www.miranda-brown.com

Former Staff

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Company Manager

Ami Scherson

Ami (ah-mee) Scherson (she/her/hers) is a Queens, NY based arts administrator, musician, and facilitator. Ami is committed to creating equitable and inclusive arts spaces through her professional and personal work. She co-chaired the 2021 Dance/NYC Junior Committee, a proactive committee of emerging leaders in the dance and nonprofit community by initiating projects in research, advocacy, and career development in New York City.

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Managing Director

Benedict Nguyen

Benedict Nguyen is a dancer, writer, and scholar based in the South Bronx. In addition to their work for Donna, they also support Jennifer Monson/iLAND. They are a member of the National Center for Choreography (NCCAkron)'s inaugural dance-writing laboratory. Their writing on dance has appeared in Dance Magazine, In Dance, Critical Correspondence, and the Brooklyn Rail.

www.benedict-nguyen.com

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Administrative Intern

Annie Heath

Rochester native, Annie Heath, is a creative researcher, choreographer, and dancer. Her collaborative, project-based company, Heath in Progress, has presented work in Massachusetts, Vermont and Israel, as well as venues in NYC like TADA! Youth Theater, Triskelion Muriel Schulman Theater, West End Theater and Alchemical Theater Laboratory. Annie has performed works by Gabriella Carmichael, Pavel Machuca-Zavarzin and Matthew Westerby Company since moving to NYC. Currently, Annie is the Administrative Assistant for Patrica Noworol Dance Theater, Operations Manager at Dancewave and an administrative intern for Donna Uchizono Company. Annie hopes that through her love of creating and traveling, she can better understand the diverse peoples that build a community, nation and world.

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