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Category: Dance

Colleen Thomas, Choreographer/Dancer/Performance Artist/Teacher

For Colleen Thomas it’s all about movement and communication. A New York-based choreographer and performance artist, her company Colleen Thomas Dance has presented its work in Hong Kong, Estonia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Russia and of course New York City. Colleen, whose work often focuses on women and human perception and…
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Diane Jacobowitz Steps Down As Executive Director Of Dancewave After 25 Years

This September, Founder Diane Jacobowitz will step off as Executive Director of Dancewave, a leading, socially conscious nonprofit organization known for empowering youth through dance opportunities across New York City and beyond. Jacobowitz will be honored for her Lifetime Achievement during Dancewave’s upcoming gala taking place on Wednesday, April 22nd…
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Denise Roberts Hurlin, Dancer, Educator, Activist

Dancer, educator, activist, all describe Denise Roberts Hurlin. Part of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Denise is a founding member of Parsons Dance. She’s also taught at Julliard in Manhattan, New Hampshire’s Keene State College and her alma mater, Purchase College. Denise also happens to be the founding director of Dancers Responding to…
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Joan Myers Brown, Dancer & Entrepreneur

There’s no stopping Joan Myers Brown who at 87, soon to turn 88, still has has many roads to travel. Listed in “Who’s Who in America,” Joan was honored with the 2019 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Joan is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Dance Company, PHILADANCO, which she founded…
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Nam Holtz, Documentary Filmmaker

Nam Holtz was abandoned at birth in her native Korea, and at six months was adopted by a loving American family. She grew up in the Chicago suburbs. It was clear Nam had talent - after graduating college with a BFA in dance, she was cast in the Broadway production of The King and I, and toured the U.S. in Miss Saigon and Flower Drum Song. She's also acted in film and tv. Growing up, Nam never really thought about "her past." But that changed when her older sister gave birth. It became the catalyst for Nam to travel to Korea, to try and find her biological parents and learn all she could about where she was born. That journey is chronicled in "Found in Korea,." the film she, wrote, directed and produced. She talks about that and lots more in this engaging, honest, personal conversation.
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