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Regional Dance Development Initiative


role: community engagement for The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
I Make MN Dance
Trade Offs

Role: concept, facilitator and organizer

An occasional, opportunistic pop-up gathering with local dance artists and visiting choreographers: 

Joanna Kotze (Sewell Ballet), Sam Kim (Zenon Dance), Brian Brooks (Northrop), Trevor Carlson (The Cowles Center), Ann Carlson (Children’s Theatre Company), and Luis Garay (Walker Art Center).

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Monday Night Grant Writing Circle

Role: co-facilitator and organizer

Initiated alongside choreographer Sam Johnson, these strategic monthly meetings increased grant applications in dance and hosted artist-led conversations with funders/agencies such as MAP Fund, National Dance Project, MRAC, MSAB, Springboard for the Arts, and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Artist Studio Residencies

Role: community partner

Morgan Thorson – Still Life, Weisman Art Center (2015)

Pavel Zuštiak – Custodians of Beauty, Walker Art Center (2015)

Future Interstates – dance improvisation performance curated & hosted by HIJACK + BodyCartography Project (2015-2017)

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