February 29th, 2012
After 31 years as Executive Director of Ballet Hispanico, Verdery Roosevelt has decided to step down this week as the company closes its 2010 fiscal year. A transitional period has been carefully planned during which Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico’s Artistic Director, will take on the additional responsibilities of the administration of the organization.
Roosevelt joined the staff of Ballet Hispanico in 1978, and became Executive Director a year later. In partnership with Founder Tina Ramirez, she was responsible for the growth of the nation’s preeminent Hispanic dance company and school from a community-based organization into a nationally recognized cultural institution.
During her tenure with Ballet Hispanico, she oversaw the production of more than 50 new works for the company’s repertory, working with internationally renowned choreographers and designers to realize Ramirez’s vision. Under her direction, scholarship support for the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance grew to over $150,000 annually, while Ballet Hispanico’s Education and Outreach programs expanded to serve 15,000 students on average around the country each year. In addition, she oversaw the purchase and dramatic expansion of Ballet Hispanico’s headquarters on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, as well as the establishment of working capital and endowment funds.
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December 30th, 2009
- Sunburn Dance
More than hundred foreign visitors participated in sunburn dance for Asia’s Premier Electronic Music festival, in candolim, Goa from 27th to 29th. Dmark and Nikhil Chinapa are the festival director of this third year celebration.
The festival has invited global clubbing brand and dance behemoth Gatecrasher for the label stage.
Shalindera Singh, director of the dance programme, said that “Sunburn is a festival which allows you to be who you are and fortunately through the platform of music which I think is a universal language of celebration. We are really fortunate that Goa has India’s own festival of music and dance called Sunburn which is not only India’s largest but also Asia’s number one”.
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