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.

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!

2018 Chair’s Circle

Meg Booth

Director, Dance Programming

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 

Washington, DC

Lucy Bowen McCauley 

Artistic Director

Bowen McCauley Dance

Arlington, VA

D. David Brown

Former Executive Director

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Seattle, WA

Tom Mossbrucker

Artistic Director

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Aspen, CO

Pamela Crutchfield


DanceWorks Chicago

Chicago, IL

Pamela Robinson

Chief Financial Officer

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

Dorothy Gunther Pugh

Artistic Director

Ballet Memphis

Memphis, TN

Donna Walker-Kuhne

CEO and President

Walker International Communications Group

Brooklyn, NY

Paul King & Walter Jaffe


White Bird

Portland, OR

Valerie Wilder

Former Executive Director

The Australian Ballet

Peoria, AZ

Harris Ferris

Executive Director

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Pittsburgh, PA

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.