Next Generation Leadership
The IABD Next Generation Leadership Program (NGL) is a leadership development program sponsored by the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD). Launched in 2014, NGL is designed to 1) identify and cultivate the next generation of Black Dance leaders, and 2) support IABD’s desire to create a road map for building and operating a healthier, more sustainable organization.
NGL participants are the “rising stars” within IABD’s membership. They are between the ages of 25-55+. They have worked in the dance community at least 5 years or more as a Dance professional including but not limited to an activist, administrator, artist, educator, presenter, researcher, and scholar. They have demonstrated a genuine interest in the future of IABD through their participation in conference planning, operational support and/or advocacy efforts for Blacks in Dance.
Co-Chair, Tamica Washington-Miller, Associate Director, Lula Washington Dance Theatre
NEXT GENERATION LEADERS
Denise M. Allen, Dance Educator, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
30th Annual International Conference and Festival • January 24 - 28, 2018
Hosted by Lula Washington Dance Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
31st Annual International Conference and Festival • January 2019
Hosted by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in Dayton, OH
32nd Annual International Conference and Festival • January 2020
To Be Announced
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