Debra Cash is executive director of Boston Dance Alliance, which will host the New England Town Hall on Physically Integrated Dance in June 2016. She has reported, taught, and lectured on dance, performing arts, design, and cultural policy for print, broadcast, and internet media. Her roles in the Boston cultural community have spanned journalism, education, consulting, and advocacy for the rights of creative professionals. She regularly presents audience engagement lectures for World Music/CRASHarts and other leading regional presenters. Debra was a dance critic for the Boston Globe for 17 years, followed by a five-year stint at WBUR, and seven as a founding senior contributor to The Arts Fuse. She is consulting on the research, documentation and evaluation of the 2016 National Convening on Physically Integrated Dance.