Dance Collaborators and Resources

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Dance Collaborators:

Kelsey Arrington  a photographic artist, based in the DMV area, who specializes in dance/movement, portraiture and fashion photography. She received her BFA in Photography from the College for Creative Studies. She currently works as a freelance photographer and federal museum contractor. 

Shannon Braine Videography – Free-lance videographer, editor, and multimedia artist specializing in the documentation of artists and dance companies.

Simone Baskerville – Stage / Production Managment; Theatrical technician

Enoch Chan – Photography, production and videography

Annie Choudhury – Stage Manager

Danelle Dickson, PT, DPT,OCS / Performance Plus PT – Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist; Performing Arts Physical Therapist; Specialist in Orthopedics, Sports and Performing Arts.

Dancinema Productions Ltd.  Jen Ray started while completing her B.A. Film Studies at UBC Vancouver, Dancinema has quickly evolved into a respected international brand producing dancefilms, workshops, and events including Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival (Vancouver, BC) and Capitol Dance & Cinema Festival (Washington, DC)not only directs and produces Dancinema’s festivals, but also curates with Cucalorus Festival (Wilmington, NC), Screendance International (Detroit, MI), and works with organizations to create unique and awesome experiences.

Chris Holland – Lighting Design, Scenic Design and Stage Manager

Judy Esty

Nicolas Laget – Musician / Musical Composition for Dance

Ben Levine – Lighting and Stage Design

Leslie Zucker – Life Coaching for Dancers


AccelArt, LLC – AccelART, LLC is an innovative fundraising, marketing and business services firm dedicated to advancing the artistic community by accelerating the emergence of culturally relevant individual works

American Dance Therapy Association – ADTA supports the emerging profession of dance/movement therapy. Dance/movement therapy uses movement to “further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.”

American University College of Arts & Sciences, Dance Program – The dance program at American University provides an opportunity for concentrated study in dance within a liberal arts curriculum.

Americans for the Arts – the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Division of the M-NCPPC – offers a wide variety of arts programs and services to let residents explore visual art, music, dance, theater and literary arts.

CREDO (Capital Region Educators of Dance Organization) – regional affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization.

CultureCapital – the umbrella organization that unites the Metro DC arts community and provides services and resources to strengthen their organizations. 

Dance/USA – the National Service Organization for Dance

Dancing with Markers– Mission is to hold the space for discovery and connection as individuals and teams work towards their visions and achieve their goals. Lauren Green is practicing graphic facilitator and coach with backgrounds in performing arts, organization development and communications. Lauren specializes in coaching and facilitating with visual templates and embodied experiences.

DC Space Finder – a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, searchable database of arts venues and facilities in the Washington, DC metro area.

Emergence Community Arts Center Empowers the human spirit through social activities, traditional arts classes, support groups and educational seminars. Rental space available.

The Field/DC – the Field/DC is a member of The Field Network, a national arts service organization. In DC, we have two Fieldwork for Mixed Disciplines workshops per year.

Foundation Center – the leading source of information about philanthropy

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts – The Center for the Arts is the centerpiece of performing arts on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University.

Georgetown Day School -Georgetown Day School honors the integrity and worth of each individual within a diverse school community. GDS is dedicated to providing a supportive educational atmosphere in which teachers challenge the intellectual, creative, and physical abilities of our students and foster strength of character and concern for others. From the earliest grades, we encourage our students to wonder, to inquire, and to be self-reliant, laying the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

Helping Hearts Through the Arts – Founded by Sue Skaddan in 2013, Helping Hearts through the Arts (HHA) is dedicated to connecting individuals and groups within our community in artistic and meaningful ways.  We have been involved in numerous collaborations and project based events to help foster a greater sense of community, and spread goodwill through the value of the arts.

Indian Dance Educator’s Association: A community of dance professionals from all styles of Indian dance, serving the greater community. IDEA is an organization based in the community, serving the community, and enhancing the community. Through our programs, we bring a greater awareness of the unique artistic gifts brought to America’s great cultural tapestry by dancers from India

International Consortium for Advancement in Choreography, Inc – The International Consortium for Advancement of Choreography — Dance ICONS — is the first organization and network to serve the creative and practical needs of choreographers

In The Lights PR – In The Lights is one of the most sought-after communications resource for arts and culture organizations ready to transform their legacy into a fresh, sustainable business model.

Korean Cultural Center, DC  The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. is an open space that offers the full breadth of cultural experiences, including live performances, art exhibitions, film events , Korean language programs, educational outreach, and support for Taekwondo programs. We also serve as a hub of communication between Korea and the United States from our location in Washington, D.C., a center of international politics and a cultural capital of the world. 

Montgomery College Department of Speech, Dance, and Theatre – The department  aims to introduce, educate, and involve a culturally diverse student population to the broadest possible range of speech, dance, & theatrical experiences.

MusiKinesis -MusiKinesis merges music and movement (kinesis) in several ways. As a teaching tool and curriculum, MusiKinesis is a contemporary American approach to the century-old Swiss Jaques-Dalcroze method. As a publishing entity, MusiKinesis creates new materials as well as new perspectives on older works.

The George Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance – The department offers undergraduate degrees in dance, theatre (with acting or design concentrations), dramatic literature and a Master of Fine Arts in production design.

NDEO (National Dance Education Organization) – dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance.

Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project – Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project offers dance and leadership summer programs across the country which bring together professional dance artists, college dance majors, and middle school girls.

University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies – The unique structure of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies provides the opportunities of a larger community to interconnect and collaborate.

Wellness Rehabilitation Inc. – Wellness Rehabilitation Inc. educates people on the root causes of their bodily issues so they can heal. Each session and exercise program is customized to your issues for optimal healing to return you to the quality of life you desire.