Chair's Circle

Thank You to the Chair’s Circle!

With deep gratitude, we are pleased to recognize the founding members of the Dance/USA Chair’s Circle. A cohort of past Dance/USA Trustees, Chair’s Circle members are committed to sustaining and advancing our industry through their continued leadership and generous support.

As we celebrate our 35th anniversary in 2017, Dance/USA is especially grateful for these leaders whose inspired service has shaped our field. Their ongoing dedication ensures that Dance/USA will continue to evolve with relevance and unwavering service to the field. Thank you!

2017 Chair’s Circle

Meg Booth

Director, Dance Programming

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 

Washington, DC

Joanne Robinson Hill


New York, NY

D. David Brown

Former Executive Director

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Seattle, WA

Pamela Robinson

Chief Financial Officer

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York, NY

Pamela Crutchfield


DanceWorks Chicago

Chicago, IL

Verdery Roosevelt

Senior Vice President, Program & Nonprofit Investments

Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

New York, NY


Jodie Gates

Vice Dean & Chair

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Los Angeles, CA


Nancy Umanoff

Executive Director

Mark Morris Dance Group

Brooklyn, NY

Gina Gibney

Artistic Director & CEO

Gibney Dance Center

New York, NY

Paul Vasterling

Artistic Director/CEO

Nashville Ballet

Nashville, TN

Dorothy Gunther Pugh

Artistic Director

Ballet Memphis

Memphis, TN

Donna Walker-Kuhne

CEO and President

Walker International Communications Group

Brooklyn, NY

Paul King


White Bird

Portland, OR

Valerie Wilder

Former Executive Director

The Australian Ballet

Peoria, AZ

Amy Lam

Artistic Programmer

Celebrity Series of Boston

Boston, MA

Renae Williams Niles

Director of Advancement

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Los Angeles, CA

Tom Mossbrucker

Artistic Director

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Aspen, CO

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Founder/Visioning Partner

Urban Bush Women

Brooklyn, NY

If you are interested in joining this distinguished group, please contact April Gruber, director of development.