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 Aids, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Under her leadership DRA has produced more than 150 events including the annual Fire Island Dance Festival and together, they’ve raised more than $300 million to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and other social services for people living with HIV.