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Wayne Hazzard, Executive Director
Before his manifold career in arts management, Wayne Hazzard had a distinguished 20-year career performing with many notable choreographers and companies including the Joe Goode Performance Group; Margaret Jenkins Dance Company; Ed Mock & Company; June Watanabe; Aaron Osborne; Emily Keeler and more. Coinciding with his life as a dancer, Hazzard has and continues to work as an advocate for dance. In 2000 he worked with the dance legend Anna Halprin presenting her work in a performance retrospective celebrating her 80th year and in 2009 helped present Halprin’s latest work, “Spirit of Place,” that premiered in San Francisco’s historic Stern Grove Concert Meadow. In 2000 he received an Isadora Duncan (Izzies) Award for his innovation, dedication and contribution to the field of dance and in 1996 was awarded an Izzies for his role presenting The Dedication Project: remembering those lost to AIDS. Hazzard has served as an advisor and panelist with such organizations as the Center for Cultural Innovation, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission and Dance Advance in Philadelphia.

Michelle Lynch ReynoldsPhoto on 2014-02-04 at 09.00 #4, Program Director
Michelle Lynch Reynolds came to the Bay Area from her native Pennsylvania in 2005 to pursue a career in dance. She received her BA in Dance and International Studies from Goucher College in Baltimore and an MA in Dance Theatre: the Body in Performance from the Trinity Laban Conservatiore of Music and Dance in London. In addition to experience in institutional fundraising, Michelle served as curator of dance programming at Meridian Gallery and was a fellow with the San Francisco Bay Area Emerging Arts Professionals from 2010-11. She is currently part of the Emerging Arts Professional’s Leadership Team and is a member of Trio, a loosely London-based experimental performance collective.

image of RosaRosa Lisbeth Navarrete, Advertising Coordinator
Rosa comes from Perú and Los Angeles, California. She currently resides in the Bay Area, and loves all things Art. Rosa is a writer, performance artist, and media professional/filmmaker. She has an English degree from the University of California, Berkeley and two minors in Creative Writing and Dance Performance. Before attending Cal she worked and interned for television and film companies such as: Disney, ColorForce, Inc. in association with DreamWorks Studios, Univision Network, and Mun2 with ImaginaUs Productions. Her specialties are film/television production, video editing, script coverage, and administrative work for non-profit organizations like Inner-City Filmmakers and Pasadena Playhouse. She is also a graduate of Inner-City Filmmakers (ICF), a non-profit film school based in Los Angeles that provides job and internship opportunities in the film/television industry for talented youth. Rosa recently completed the Certification Program with Integrated Movement Studies in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis.


2014 Board of Directors
Mary Armentrout
, President
Artistic Director, Mary Armentrout Dance Theater

Aleta Hayes
Choreographer/Performer, Lecturer-Stanford University

Debby Kajiyama
Co-director, Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater

Jaycfil (JC) Labio
Creative Director, Afinkao Dance Productions

Dana Lawton, Secretary
Professor, Saint Mary’s College

Gianna Shepard
Director of Alumni Leadership Initiatives, Education Pioneers

Erin Mei-Ling Stuart
Artistic Director, EmSpace Dance

Robin Nasatir, Treasurer
President and CEO, Cliff Consulting, Inc.

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, Vice President
Kathak Dancer, Arts Advocate, Mother

Patricia Svilik
Attorney, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Wayne Hazzard, ex officio
Executive Director, Dancers’ Group

Advisory Board
Jose Maria Francos
Production Manager, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Joanna Haigood
Artistic Director, ZACCHO Dance Theater

Anna Halprin
Choreographer, Dance Innovator

Keith Hennessy
Choreographer-performer-citizen, Circo Zero

Patricia Reedy
Founder and Director, Luna Dance Institute

Judy Smith
Artistic Director, AXIS Dance Company

Ian Winters
Executive Director, Northern California Land Trust

Parachute Fund Committee
Joe Goode
Artistic Director, Joe Goode Performance Group

Linc King
Vice President, Steve Silver Productions

Mercy Sidbury
Pilates Master, Body Wise Studio

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