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NextGeneration Leadership of IABD

The IABD Next Generation Leaders of IABD (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

2) support IABD’s desire to create a road map for building and operating a healthier, more sustainable organization

JOIN NOW!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.

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Co-Chair, Ayisha Morgan-Lee, Founder, Artistic Director, CEO, Hill Dance Academy Theatre
Co-Chair, Iquail Shaheed, Founder/Executive Artistic Director, Dance Iquail!
Co-Chair, E. Gaynell Sherrod, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Dance
Co-Chair, Tamica Washington-Miller, Associate Director, Lula Washington Dance Theatre
NGL Liaison, Jamal Story, Choreographer/ Dancer/ Dance Educator / Writer

Denise M. Allen, Dance Educator, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
Kim Bears-Bailey, Associate Artistic Director, Philadanco!
Germaul Barnes, Director, Viewsic Dance, NYC Dance Connect, Viewsic Dance Academy
Janine Beckles, Dancer and Educator, Philadanco!
Janiece Bouldin-Blunt, Certified Instructor, Institute for Dunham Technique Certification
Bernard Brown, Choreographer / Dancer / Dance Educator
Camille A. Brown, Artistic Director, Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Nicole Burrell, Dance Educator, Detroit School of the Arts
Saroya Corbett, Certified Instructor, Institute for Dunham Technique Certification
Alfred Dove, Arts Educator, Ulysses Dove Balletic Estate
Jamel Gaines, Founder/Artistic Director, Creative Outlet of Brooklyn
Allyne Gartrell, Artistic Director, Atlanta Dance Connection
Michelle Gibson, Choreographer / Dance Educator
Leah Glenn, Associate Professor of Dance, College of William and Mary
Penny Godboldo, Associate Professor of Dance, MaryGrove College
Dionne Griffiths, Dance Educator
Winifred Harris, Associate Artistic Director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Adrian Vincent James, Dance Educator
G. Pilar Wilder Lowden, Founder/Director/Owner, Hayiya Dance Theatre
Patricia Wilson, Certified Instructor, Institute for Dunham Technique Certification
Michael Medcalf, Assistant Professor Dance, University of Memphis
Charis Moses, Co-Founder and Dance Educator, Friends and Co. Dance
Jo Anna Norris, Founder/Artistic Director, Choreographic Sketches
Patrick Parson, Founder/Artistic Director, Ballet Creole
Lela Sewell-Williams, Dance Archivist, Historian, Preserve Your Story
Rhetta Shead, Director of Administration, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Amanda Standard, Founder/Artistic Director, Divine Dance Institute
Christina Talley, Founder/Artistic Director, En L'Air Dance Company
Darnell Weaver, Choreographer / Dance Educator, Rainey Institute
Alyse West, Director of Outreach and Community Engagement, Your Soul's Movement
Keith Williams, Certified Dunham Master Instructor / Dance Educator, Grand Center Arts Academy
Melissa Young, Associate Artistic Director, Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Next Generation Leaders
Dallas Learning Magnet Workshop, January 2017