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NPN 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Dallas

Manuel Acevedo

Visual Artist

4333 46th Street, Apt. F9, Sunnyside, NY 11104

973 207.0954

Manuel Acevedo, born 1964 in Newark. Acevedo’s solo exhibition Keys of Light was presented Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) 2010. He is a recipient of the 2009 Visual Art Network Residence for the Camera Communis: Knoxville, TN; 2007 Center for Book Arts, AIR Workspace Program, Visiting Artist at NYU and VAN Award for the SPACES’ World Artists Program. His awards include the 2005 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant; Longwood Arts Project: Digital Matrix Commission; 1999 & 2001 Mid-Atlantic Foundation’s Artist as Catalysts Award & 1998-99 the Studio Museum in Harlem, AIR. Group exhibitions include Museo de la Ciudad, Spain and Arte de Puerto Rico, Real Art Ways, Exit Art, Queens Museum of Art, PS 1, El Museo del Barrio, the Drawing Center, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Germany with solo exhibitions.

Jeremy Alliger

Alliger Arts (Formally Dance Umbrella, Boston)

Executive Producer

18 Conry Crescent, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


JEREMY ALLIGER,Executive Producer of ALLIGER ARTS, and founder and for 20 years Director of Dance Umbrella. Producer/Creator of "Cool Heat Urban Beat",an international Jazz Tap/Hip Hop touring show. He has produced over 15 unique festival gatherings and tours, including first-ever Aerial,Jazz Tap and Hip Hop and Wheelchair festivals and tours. He has received the prestigious "Commonwealth", "Eagle" and "Alumni Achievement" Awards, for his artistic leadership and commitment to challenge perceptions, push boundaries, and promote cultural understanding. He was a featured speaker at the Kennedy Center/National Forum on Careers in the Arts for people with Disabilities,served as a Panel Chair at the NEA. Inside Arts Magazine published his essay, essay, "A Lasting Impact beyond the Stage"

Tamara Alvarado

1st Act Silicon Valley

Director of Multicultural Leadership

38 W. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

(408) 200-2020 fax (408) 200-2025

Tamara is the Director of Multicultural Leadership for 1stAct Silicon Valley. From 2003 to 2008 she served as Executive Director of MACLA/ Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana in San Jose, California. Starting in 1999 she served as Program Director for the newly opened Washington United Youth Center, a partnership between Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and the City of San Jose. She is a member of the Board of Directors of NPN and ACE Charter School in San Jose. Tamara sits on various regional and national funding panels such as: the Arts Council Silicon Valley and Creative Capital. She is also co-founder of San Jose based Movimiento Cosmico: Aztec Dance. Tamara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature from Stanford University.

Charles Anderson

Dance Theatre X

Artistic Director/Choreographer

1904 Spruce St., Apt. 1F, Philadelphia, PA 19103

215) 983-6383 fax 484-664-3031

Charles O. Anderson is artistic director of the Philadelphia-based company, dance theatre X (dtX). He has performed in the companies of Ronald K. Brown, Sean Curran, and Mark Dendy among others. He is currently touring his latest dance theatre work, "World Headquarters" which was generously funded by by NPN (Creation Fund and Forth Fund). His work has also earned recognition by numerous grants and organizations such as the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. Anderson is also and an associate professor at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. For more info about Anderson or dance theatre X visit or friend us on facebook: www.facebook/dancetheatrex.

Myrna Anderson-Fuller

Hammonds House Museum

Executive Director

503 Peeples St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

(404) 612-0481 fax (404) 752-8733

Mel Andringa

Legion Arts

Producing Director

1103 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(319) 364-1580 fax 319.362.9156

I'm an artist and performer, and founder of a performance company, The Drawing Legion. With my partner, F. John Herbert I am co-director of Legion Arts, a non-profit artist organization in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our association with NPN dates back to a residency at LACE in 1987. In the last decade, we've hosted more than a dozen NPN residencies at CSPS for Legion Arts, including works by Will Power, Marty Pottinger, Dan Hurlin, Jennifer Munson, Angela Kariotis, Jim Neu, Robert Karimi, Guy Mendilow, Salaam, and Paul Bonin Rodrigues. Legion Arts is also a member of the Warhol Initiative, and we've had VAN residencies with Bernard Williams and Brian Guidry. I'm currently working on a project called The Mosaic Deluge, about floods and mosaics.

Elia Arce


Artistic Director

708 Wendel St., Houston, TX 77009


Elia Arce is a performance and installation artist working in a wide variety of media including writing, photo, video and sculptural performance. Since 1986 she has created interdisciplinary experimental theater, autobiographical solo performance and group pieces; usually based on an ethnographic study of a specific community. Her academic background includes a BA in film from UCLA and a MFA in studio art from the University of Houston. Her awards include NEA, New Voices/Ford Foundation, City of Los Angeles, Rockefeller Foundation, Durfee Foundation and NPN amongst others. Her latest Fulbright Specialists Program Award allowed her to teach a performance art class at the National University of Costa Rica. She is proud to have taught the first Central American performance class in the US.

Mauricio Ascencio

Performing Americas - Antonio Salinas

Independent Artist

866 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


Mauricio Ascencio is a graduate in scenography arts from the National School of Theater of Mexico. He has done set, lighting and costume design for theater and opera under the direction of Bruno Bert, Roberto Fiesco and Julián Hernández, Ricardo Díaz, Mauricio Jiménez, Antonio Castro, Mónica Raya y Claudio Valdés Kuri, among others; he has also created design elements for choreographers and interdisciplinary projects with Fictorrealidad, Angulo Alterno, Ardentía danza clásica, Quiatora Monorriel, Aldo Silies Danza Contemporánea, La Funeraria and choreographers such Antonio Salinas, Benito González, Evoé Sotelo, Alicia Sanchez and Oscar Ruvalcaba. His work has been shown at the “Prague Quadrienal of Architecture and Stage Design “, and he won first prize for Moda Alternativa MODALES 2004.

Andrea Assaf

Art2Action, Inc.

Founder & Artistic Director

141 East 13th St., # 2C, New York, NY 10003


Andrea Assaf is a performer, writer, director & cultural organizer. Founder & Artistic Director of Art2Action, her work ranges from original, interdisciplinary theater, to spoken word, and has toured in the U.S., Mexico, Poland, Nicaragua and Canada. She's formerly Artistic Director of New WORLD Theater (2004-09), & Program Associate for Animating Democracy (2001-04). She has a Masters degree in Performance Studies, & a BFA in Acting, both from NYU. Awards: 2010 Princess Grace Theater Fellowship & Gant Gaither Award, 2010 NPN Creation Fund Commission, 2007 Hedgebrook residency, 2004 Cultural Contact grant. Memberships: CAATA National Steering Committee, Alternate ROOTS, and RAWI (Radius of Arab American Writers).

Stephanie Atkins

National Performance Network

Resource Development Specialist

P.O. Box 56698, New Orleans, LA 70156

504.595.8008 ext 202 fax 504.595.8006

Caron Atlas

Arts & Democracy Project


88 Prospect Park West #3D, Brooklyn, NY 11215


Caron Atlas works to support and stimulate arts and culture as an integral part of social justice. She directs the Arts & Democracy Project, Arts & Community Change Initiative, and Place + Displaced, a project of Fractured Atlas. Caron was associate producer at DTW when the NPN began, and later worked at NPN partner, Appalshop. She was founding director of the American Festival Project, a national coalition of activist artists, and has worked with National Voice, Animating Democracy, NPN, NET, and several foundations. Caron is co-editor of Critical Perspectives: Writings on Art and Civic Dialogue, teaches at NYU and Pratt Institute and is active in the Freelancers Union. She was a Rockefeller Foundation Warren Weaver Fellow and has an MA from the University of Chicago.

Estevan Azcona

MECA/Multi-Cultural Education and Counseling through the Arts

Music Director

1900 Kane Street, Houston, TX 77007

713-802-9370 fax 713-802-9403

Steve Bailey

Jump-Start Performance Co.

Producing Director

108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204

(210) 227-5867 fax (210) 227-5867

Steve Bailey is the producing director and a founder of Jump-Start Performance Co. in San Antonio, Texas. He was the founder and director of 24th Street Experiment Theater Company, research coordinator for Theater Communications Group, past president of NPN, and artist-in-residence with Teatro del Sol in Lima, Peru. Over the past thirty years, Steve Bailey has created and/or directed over fifty original productions that have been presented across the U.S. and Latin America. He is an arts educator and has worked with numerous youth and adult groups in a variety of community settings.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Youth Speaks, Inc./ The Living World Project

Artistic Director

1663 Mission Street, Suite 604, San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 255-9035 x17

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is the artistic director of the HBO documentary “Brave New Voices” and an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists’ Fellowship. Premiering at Yerba Buena Center next Fall, and visiting The Walker Arts Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music among other sites, his performance piece 'red black and GREEN: a blues' engages the eco-equity movement in Black neighborhoods across America. In 2011, he premieres a commissioned libretto for the Atlanta Ballet, and is co-writing a narrative score for the Chicago Jazz Ensemble with Amiri Baraka in 2012. The re-mounting of his seminal work, 'Word Becomes Flesh' is made possible through the NPN American Masterpiece Initiative, and will premiere in Dallas in December 2010.

Diane Barber

DiverseWorks Artspace

Co-Executive Director

1117 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77002

713-223-8346 fax 713-223-4608

Robert Barsamian

Local Artist

6041 North Jim Miller Rd, Dallas, TX 75228 -5959

469-766-6401 fax 214-321-7173

Eric Beach

So Percussion

Performer / Director of Development

233 Norman Ave. #309, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Called an "experimental powerhouse" (Village Voice) and "brilliant" (The New York Times), So Percussion presents an extremely wide range of programs.  From percussion classics (John Cage, Iannis Xenakis) to new commissions (Steve Reich, David Lang, Steve Mackey, Paul Lansky, Fred Frith, Glenn Kotche, Dan Trueman) to artistic collaborations (Matmos, Kneebody, Dan Deacon, Eliot Feld) and their own music (Imaginary City, Amid the Noise), they have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and around the world.  They also have extensive experience with educational and community programs, including directing the percussion department at the Bard College Conservatory of Music and an annual Summer Institute at Princeton University.

Elisabeth Beaird

Circuit Network


499 Alabama Street, #203, San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 863-2441 fax (415) 863-2160

As co-director of Circuit Network since January 2006, Elisabeth works closely with Circuit's roster artists in project development and management by helping to secure funds and collaborative partners for the creation of new work, seeking opportunities to tour existing work, and occasionally producing, co-producing or presenting the work of Circuit's roster artists in San Francisco. Current roster artists include Culture Clash, James Luna, Miya Masaoka, Butoh choreographer Ledoh, Seattle's Degenerate Art Ensemble, Kristina Wong, and John Leanos' multimedia mariachi opera project, "Imperial Silence". Previously Elisabeth served as director of The Lab, an alternative art space in San Francisco's Mission District, and as development director of the Berkeley Symphony and the Wilma Theater.

Loris Anthony Beckles

Beckles Dancing Conpany

Artistic Director

Sammons Center for the Arts

3630 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219


Loris Anthony Beckles was born in Guyana, South America. He emigrated after his family in the late 1960s. Loris spent 28 years in New York, during which time de danced with Ailey II, Eleo Pomare and Joan Miller, among others. In Dallas since 1996, he is the Artistic Director of the Beckles Dancing Company, the founder of ARGA NOVA DANCE, and coordinator of the South Dallas Dance Festival. The tenth annual festival will be in November 2010.

Roberto Bedoya

Tucson Pima Arts Council

Executive Director

100 N Stone Avenue, Suite 303, Tucson, AZ 85701-1514

520.624.0595 X25

Sarah Beiderman


Manager, SPACES World Artists Program

2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, OH 44113

(216) 621-2314 fax (216) 621-2314

christine bergdoll-el ouaaer

Pat Graney Company

office management and administrative support

925 e. thomas st., seattle, WA 98102


I am the hybrid employee for the outrageously creative pat graney

Ron Berry

Fusebox Festival

Artistic Director

400 B. W. Alpine Rd, Austin, TX 78704


As the founder and Artistic Director of Refraction Arts & The Fusebox Festival, Ron has guided the organizations through thirteen years of critically acclaimed programming for the stage, gallery and screen. Their work has been nominated for and won over 150 awards.

Philip Bither

Walker Art Center

Senior Curator

1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

(612) 375-7624 fax (612) 375-7575

Philip Bither, McGuire Senior Curator, Performing Arts--Philip Bither has been Walker Art Center’s Senior Curator of Performing Arts since April 1997, overseeing one of the country's leading contemporary performing arts programs. Prior to this, he served as Director of Programming/Artistic Director for the Flynn Center, later becoming Associate Director/Music Curator at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). He received the Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award in 2009. He sits on numerous federal, state, local, and national foundation arts panels and he speaks and writes about the contemporary performing arts nationally.

Emily Bivens

The Bridge Club

3205 Avondale Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917


Erin Boberg Doughton

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

Performing Arts Program Director

224 W 13th Avenue #305, Portland, OR 97209

(503) 242-1419 fax (503) 243-1167

Erin Boberg Doughton, Performing Arts Program Director at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) has worked on PICA’s performance and residency programs since its inception in 1995. PICA’s annual TBA (Time-Based Art) Festival features artists working in performance, media, visual arts and hybrid forms. She currently serves on the NPN Board and is part of NPN's Performing Americas Curators group.

Paul Bonin-Rodriguez


108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204

(210) 561-2182 fax 210.558.9565 (home)

Paul Bonin-Rodriguez is a playwright and performer who has created and toured multi-disciplinary performances since 1992. He holds a PhD from the Performance as Public Practice program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he works as an Asst. Professor. His research addresses changing artist markets in the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the Artist Council of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), as well as the evaluator for the Forth Fund.

Anne Bothwell



3000 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75201

214.740.9216 fax (214) 740-9318

Anne Bothwell is director of Art&Seek at KERA Public Broadcasting, North Texas' public radio/TV affiliate. Check us out at Art&Seek connects North Texans to the arts. We develop compelling television, radio (KERA and KXT FM) and Web content about the regional creative community. The Art&Seek team produces radio stories, special reports, TV interviews, videos and blog posts. We have a free weekly e-newsletter and a complement of social networking tools (flickr, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter). Visitors to can find all our stations' arts-related content and search an arts calendar almost entirely generated by more than 2,700 regional arts organizations.

Jose Bowen

Meadows School of the Arts, SMU


PO Box 750356, Dallas, TX 75275

214 768 2880

Will Bowling

National Performance Network

Progam Assistant, National Programs

P.O. Box 56698, New Orleans, LA 70156

(504) 595-8008 fax (504) 595-8006

William Bowling is pleased to be a new member of the NPN team. Originally from Chicago-land, Will is an theatre artist, musician and scholar, living in New Orleans. When he's not working the administrative end of arts in the Crescent City, Will serves as the Artistic Director of the New Orleans based theatre company, Goat In The Road Productions. He hold a bachelors in Performance Studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Margo Boyd

MRP Inc.

Deckhand/Production Asst.

P.O. Box 5163, Capitol Heights, MD 20791

3013500092 fax 3013500092

Dahlak Brathwaite

The Living Word Project


824 Classon Ave. #1L, Brooklyn, NY 11238


Dahlak Brathwaite (Performer) is a multi-faceted hip-hop artist that draws upon his abilities as a musician, actor, and poet to create a dynamic, spellbinding performance. Since launching into the national spoken word scene by winning the Brave New Voices international Poetry Slam (as now seen on HBO), he has performed on the Tavis Smiley Radio show and the past two seasons of Russell Simmons’ presents Def Poetry Jam. This is the second time Dahlak has worked with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, writing and performing in Scourge – a play that the Boston Globe hailed as “explosive”. As a member of the group iLL-Literacy, Dahlak has showcased his seamless, blend of hip-hop, theatre, and spoken word throughout the U.S. and overseas. Dahlak is originally from Sacramento, is now based in Brooklyn.

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