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THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
BLACKS IN DANCE
ANNOUNCES
NEW STAFF AND APPOINTMENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Association of Blacks in Dance, Inc., (IABD), an international dance service organization that preserves and promotes Dance of African ancestry and/or origin, is proud to announce and welcome its newest staff members, Carol Foster, Omar Ingram, Gregory A. King, Aja Roberts, and Ashon T. Mask. In January 2018, the IABD Board of Directors appointed Denise Saunders Thompson, President and CEO from the position of Executive Director/Chairperson that she held for 7 years. 

This is a landmark and historic achievement for the 27-year-old organization that will now employ two full time and four part time staff members/ contractors. Its upcoming 30 year anniversary of the annual international conference and festival will take place in Los Angeles, CA. Joan Myers Brown, Founder and Honorary Chair, hosted the first International Conference of Blacks in Dance, 1988 in Philadelphia, PA.

The IABD offices are open Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm, along with some weekends. The staff can be reached at (202) 899-3859 or via email through the website:
 iabdassociation.org/meet-the-iabd-team.

"The expansion of the IABD team strengthens our ability to meet the needs of the Black dance community," noted Denise Saunders Thompson, President and CEO of IABD. "Each team members unique skills and gifts will greatly benefit IABD, as the organization continues to fulfill it mission for our network of members, and constituency."

Yvonne Walker, Board Chair, states, “We are extremely pleased to have all of these wonderful and committed people on the team, and look forward to a prosperous future with them.”

For more information about The International Association of Blacks in Dance and its 30th Annual International Conference and Festival hosted by Lula Washington Dance Theatre visit www.iabdassociation.org or call (202) 899-3859.

Denise Saunders Thompson

Denise Saunders Thompson
President and CEO

   


Carol Foster

Carol Foster
Executive Associate
to the President and CEO

 

Omar Ingram
Omar Ingram
Special Assistant, Programs

 

Aja Roberts
Aja Roberts
Development Associate

 

Gregory King
Gregory A. King
Creative Communications
Coordinator

 

Ashon Mask
Ashon T. Mask
Bookkeeper

   

 


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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
30TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL
JANUARY 23 - 28, 2018

IABD

LOS ANGELES, CA - Lula Washington Dance Theatre, celebrating a 37-year commitment and contribution to dance in Los Angeles, welcomes the 30th Annual International Conference and Festival Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) in Los Angeles, CA from January 23 – 28, 2018. Performances by world-renowned dance companies will be open to the public and feature some of most prominent individuals on the global dance stage as well as emerging artists.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Dance Papers, Digital Presentations/ Films, Lecture/ Lec-Demo, Movement Workshops, Panels, Roundtable Discussions, and Proposals

DEADLINE: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The conference and festival programming committee invites proposals for panels, papers, lecture demonstrations, roundtable discussions, digital presentations/ film, and movement workshops. We hope that you will join us as we explore this year's theme of Honoring Legacies: Past, Present, and Future. IABD values everyone's voice and seeks authentic and collaborative presentations that challenge our old ideas and makes us think about new solutions and opportunities. The annual conference and festival is one-of-a-kind bringing together many from different perspectives and backgrounds. In 2018, we embrace and celebrate our shared commitment to uplift and honor our Legacy.

For more information on how to submit your proposal, CLICK HERE.

Join Dance professionals for this exciting event who represent the broadest gathering of Black Dance professionals in the US and Internationally, including agents, artistic directors, artists, choreographers, company managers, educators, executive directors, historians, presenters, scholars, teachers, and so many others.

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