Joyce Theater


Thank you to all symposium attendees, presenters, hosts, and sponsors for making Getting Closer to Dance a wonderful success. The convening sparked connections, ideas, and inspiration to the field of dance and movement-based practices. Please check back soon for highlights and photos from the symposium.

I came to this convening depleted, I left filled up.


I feel so fed and inspired and sincerely hope to stay connected in meaningful ways.


Just please keep doing this. Thank you.

So grateful and energized by my time shared.


I am inspired and renewed. Your efforts will surely advance dance education and by extension dance presentation as we move forward.


Symposium Attendees and Presenters

Joseph Alter, San Diego State University

Zakiya Atkinson, Teacher's College of Columbia University

Sheila Barker, Marymount Manhattan College

Sarah Barry, University of Alabama

Emily Berry, Queensborough CUNY

Shirlene Blake, Director of Dance Education, NYCDOE

Kirven Boyd, Artistic Director COCA Dance

Ronald K. Brown, Founder and Artistic Director, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Arcell Cabuag, Associate Artistic Director, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Cornelius Carter, Symposium Co-Director

Jade Charon, Medgar Evers College

Allison Costa, Barnard College

Cheyla Clawson, Wichita State University

Karen Clemente, Ursinus College

Patricia Cohen, NYU Steinhardt

Grisha Coleman, Arizona State University

Brandi Coleman, Southern Methodist University

Kim Cullen, Executive Director, NYLA

Deborah Damast, Director of Dance Education, NYU Steinhardt

Thomas DeFrantz, Northwestern University

Phoebe DeVincenzi, Dancewave

E. Moncell Durden, University of Southern California

Matthew Farmer, Hope College

Ondine Geary, Colorado University Atlas Institute

Danni Gee, Programming Director, The Joyce Theater

Jazelynn Goudy, Marymount Manhattan College

Lindsay Guarino, Salve Regina University

Lane Harwell, Ford Foundation

Carol Hess, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Orlando Hunter, Ohio State University, Brother(hood) Dance Co.

Carlos Jones, Buffalo State University

Julie Kerr-Berry, Minnesota State University

Rebecca Lazier, Princeton University

Elijah Lennington, Wayne State University

Pamela Levy, NYU/ABT

Heather McCartney, Symposium Co-Director, The Joyce Theater

Sarah Marcus, Mark Morris Dance Group

DJ McDonald, Dance Parade

Kathryn Nusa Logan

Wendy Oliver, Providence College

Lauren Pagano, Dance Education and Symposium Intern

Jessica Rajko, Wayne State University

Tiffany Rhynard, Florida State University

LROD Rodriguez, Harvard University

Lay'la Rogers, Merce Cunningham Trust

Allegra Romita, Program Administrator, NYU Steinhardt

Rebecca Salzer, University of Alabama

Linda Shelton, Executive Director, The Joyce Theater

CariAnn ShimSham, NYU Tisch

Dawn Stoppiello, University of Southern California

Vincent Thomas, Towson University

Carl Tirsgaard, Teacher's College of Columbia University

Afaliah Tribune, NYU Steinhardt

Allison Trotta, Teacher's College of Columbia University

Ricarrdo Valentine, Ohio State University, Brother(hood) Dance Co.

Marianne Rose Weber, Dance Education Assistant, The Joyce Theater

Omari Wiles, Creative Director, Les Ballet Afrik

Dana Whitco, NYU Tisch Creative Research

Kevin Williamson, Scripps College

André Zachery, NYU Tisch

Norah Zuniga-Shaw, Ohio State University, Livable Futures

We are proud to recognize the following as co-sponsors of this event:

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