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Carol Foster | Special Programs Associate
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Carol FosterCarol Foster founded The D.C. Youth Ensemble in 1980. Ms. Foster worked in the D.C. Public School System for thirty-seven years and has recently retired. She has worked as the Arts Coordinator for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. In addition, she has taught visual arts in District of Columbia Public School system and was on staff as Adjunct Professor of Dance at the University of the District of Columbia. Ms. Foster has personally worked as a choreographer, performer, writer, director, and visual artist. She has been involved with a number of special projects/programs related to the arts and arts education that were funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She is a founding board member the International Association of Blacks in Dance. Foster is also the recipient of the DC Mayor’s Art Award. Foster has given countless hours in community service and has offered advice and support to many aspiring arts students, instructors, future company directors, etc. Her favorite quote is an old African proverb that states “you must always proceed as though you cannot fail.”