Joyce Theater

ADP 2020 Curated by Christy Bolingbroke

As the Founding Executive/Artistic Director for the National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron), Christy Bolingbroke is responsible for setting the curatorial vision and business model to foster research and development opportunities in dance. Previously, she served as the Deputy Director for Advancement at ODC in San Francisco, overseeing curation, performance programming, marketing, and development organization-wide. Prior to ODC, she was the Director of Marketing at the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a B.A. in Dance from the University of California, Los Angeles; and an M.A. in Performance Curation from Wesleyan University. She currently serves on the Akron Civic Commons Core Team and as a consulting advisor for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation Management initiative. Other panel service has included the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project Advisory Panel; the Ohio Arts Council ArtsNEXT panel; McKnight Foundation Choreographic Fellowships; and South Arts’ Momentum.

ADP 2019 Curated by Amy Lam

Amy Lam is the Artistic Programmer of the Celebrity Series of Boston. In this capacity, Ms. Lam curates and programs over sixty diverse events each season, ranging from orchestras, chamber music and recitals, to contemporary dance, jazz, pop and world music. Under Ms. Lam’s direction, the programming palette of the Celebrity Series expanded beyond the tradition of presenting the world’s finest classical artists to include a variety of disciplines such as new music, contemporary folk music, speakers, theater and interdisciplinary productions. Ms. Lam’s creative and skillful introduction of new artistic voices and initiatives have led to a steady growth of the organization over the past two decades, and the eclectic mix of events has become the signature brand of the Celebrity Series today.

In addition to her work at the Celebrity Series, Ms. Lam also consults for a wide range of cultural institutions. Recent projects include guest curation for American Dance Platform at the Joyce Theatre, NYC, project management and international relations for New England Conservatory, artistic planning for Milton Academy, strategic planning for Boston University Tanglewood Institute, among others.

Prior to joining the Celebrity Series in 1991, Ms. Lam held positions at Aaron Concert Management in Boston, MidAmerica Productions in New York City, and the Anderson Center for the Arts in Binghamton, NY.

Ms. Lam serves on the board of Association of Performing Arts Professionals. She is also a member of the Artistic Committee for Music Accord, a national consortium of performing arts presenters dedicated to new music commissioning. She was a board member of Dance/USA and served as the organization’s Treasurer. She also served as a director on the boards of Dover Cultural Council, Soldiers Field Park Children’s Center at Harvard Business School, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in Massachusetts and Boston Dance Alliance.

Ms. Lam holds an MBA in Arts Administration from Binghamton University of New York, and graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BA in Music.

ADP 2018 Curated by Christine Tschida

Christine Tschida's career in arts management has taken her back and forth between the East Coast and Minnesota for the past 40 years.

As Director of Outreach Programs for The Guthrie Theater, she produced the most extensive national tour the company had ever undertaken. As Director of Special Projects for Peter Sellars’ American National Theater at The Kennedy Center, she managed presentation exchanges with US and International companies; then moved to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to organize their first DanceAfrica tour; and the international tour of Peter Brook’s production of The Cherry Orchard.

She spent 11 years as producer of Garrison Keillor’s public radio program, A Prairie Home Companion, creating live broadcasts from hundreds of different venues in every state in the US, as well as international broadcasts from Berlin, London, Dublin, and Edinburgh.

As an dance agent, Christine spent ten years with Rena Shagan Associates in New York, then returned to Minnesota to serve as the Director of Northrop Auditorium, re-opening the facility after a major renovation. There, she was the presenter of the acclaimed Northrop Dance series, with a focus on large-scale national and international work, often with live orchestral or other live musical accompaniment.

She was honored to serve as guest curator for The Joyce Theater's 2018 American Dance Platform, and has recently returned to work as an artist representative, working with Joyce Theater Productions and Belsher Arts Management of Canada.

ADP 2017 Curated by Alicia Adams

For over two decades, Alicia Adams has been presenting work from national and international arenas at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As Vice President of International Programming and Dance, she produces the distinguished international theater series World Stages each year. Since 1997, Alicia has curated and produced major international festivals including most recently Artes de Cuba, an unprecedented festival in 2018 that brought together 400 Cuban and Cuban American artists. She also curates the Center’s Contemporary Dance programming and annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Active in the performing arts community, Alicia has served on numerous boards and planning committees including the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts, the Caine Prize for African Writing (UK), Africa 95 (UK), the All Roads Project of National Geographic, the International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA) the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), the National Dance Panel of the New England Foundation on the Arts, the Advisory Council for Georgetown University's Laboratory for Global Performance and Circle World Arts. In 2011 she received the APAP Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service to the field of presenting. She is also an elected member of the Cosmos Club. In 2013, Adams was awarded the Insignia of Member First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star by the Swedish government. In 2014 Adams was awarded Insignia of Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland by the Finnish government.

ADP 2016 Curated by Walter Jaffe and Paul King

Walter Jaffe and Paul King founded White Bird in July 1997 in Portland, Oregon to bring the best local, national and international dance companies to the city. Now in its 23 nd season, White Bird has presented over 250 dance companies from around the world and commissioned 39 dance works from choreographers around the US and Canada, including Trisha Brown, Kyle Abraham, Marie Chouinard, Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris, and numerous Portland-based artists. White Bird is the sole dance-only dance presenter west of the Rockies in the United States. Walter Jaffe (Ph.D., German Literature, Yale, 1979), born in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a former publisher and former board member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Walter currently serves on the board of the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Foundation and the Dean’s Circle of Portland State University’s College of the Arts. He previously served on the boards of Western Arts Alliance and Dance/USA. Paul King, born in Cleveland, Ohio, is a Cordon-Bleu-trained Chef and serves as President of the White Bird Board. Paul completed 9 years on the board of Dance/USA, including a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Dance/USA. He previously served on the boards of California Presenters and the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) and currently serves on the Dean’s Circle of Portland State University’s College of the Arts. He acted as the liaison between Portland’s arts organizations and the Executive Director Search Committee for Portland’s Regional Arts & Culture Council. Paul King and Walter Jaffe were honored to receive the 2012 William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence and Sustained Achievement in Programming at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference in New York in January 2012 as well as the Jerry Willis Achievement Award for Artistic Excellence at the Western Arts Alliance Conference in Seattle in August 2011.