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ANNUAL REPORT

HH - 2017 SEASON 2016


Directors’ Letter

DANCE PLACE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2017 Jannes Waples Gibson, Chair

Karen Brooks Hopkins

Wendy Shapiro, Vice Chair

Bo Menkiti

Dear friends,

Adam Weers, Treasurer

Deborah Riley

It is with great pride that we present you with our 2016-2017 Season

Carol Bradwell, Secretary

Allan Rivlin

annual report. This was a landmark year for Dance Place, the final season

Carla Perlo, President

Denise Rollins

under the Directorship of Carla and Deborah. We are so grateful to you,

Joseph Gangloff

Nathaniel Russ, Jr.

our enthusiastic Dance Place family, who joined with us in delivering such

Cindy Hallberlin

Erica A. Russell

meaningful artistic, educational and community programming.

Linda Harris

Erin Skinner

Mike Henehan

Amanda Sweet

Our 2016-2017 Legacy Onward campaign focused on themes of honor,

W. Christopher Hollinsed

sustain and propel, supporting programs that celebrated our rich heritage, reflected our present and launched us forward. Please enjoy reviewing the highlights of the year and our appreciation for the diverse stakeholders who make our vision possible. With appreciation,

ADVISORY COUNCIL 2016-2017 Ed Apple

Nancy Garruba

Rich Bernardi

Chris Hornig

Elinor Coleman

Lesa McLaughlin

Jim Epstein

David Sparkman

DANCE PLACE STAFF 2016-2017 CHRISTOPHER K. MORGAN

Carla Perlo, Founding Director

Executive Artistic Director

Deborah Riley, Director

CARLA PERLO Founding Director Emerita 1980-2017

DEBORAH RILEY FRONT COVER PHOTO: WHAT’S GOING ON BY JONATHAN HSU

Director Emerita 1999-2017

CHRISTOPHER, CARLA AND DEBORAH

Amanda Blythe

Donna Kearney

Triana Brown

Ben Levine

Annie Choudhury

Ashlee McKinnon

Rebecca Cohen

Richard Pilkinton

Emily Crews

Shannon Quinn

Brenna Dames

Sylvia Soumah

Ava Delasanta

Kate Tallent

Jeffrey Dorfman

Alison Talvacchio

David Dowling

Hannah Weissler

Judy Estey

Delante White

Sarah Greenbaum

Elizabeth Zinni

David Hopper

MISSION FOUNDED IN 1980, DANCE PLACE BUILDS A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS, AUDIENCES AND STUDENTS THROUGH HIGH QUALITY PERFORMANCES,

PHOTO BY JONATHAN HSU

COMMISSIONS, TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. WE ARE COMMITTED TO ENRICHING THE FIELD OF DANCE LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. OUR THRIVING ARTS CAMPUS SERVES AS AN ANCHOR IN OUR BROOKLAND / EDGEWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD IN WASHINGTON, DC.


PHOTO BY JONATHAN HSU

HONOR Legacy Onward

SUSTAIN

Thank you to the generous donors of the Legacy Onward campaign, who we proudly displayed on our lobby “wall of fame” from October 2016-December 2017.

PROPEL BROOKLAND/EDGEWOOD... ...AND BEYOND Celebrate Carla on June 24, 2017 thanked our Founding Director for her years of service with joyous performances and a dance party. Event Co-Chair Richard Pilkinton planned an evening of delicious food, surprise performances and meaningful tributes. We honored Co-Director Deborah Riley at Celebrate Deborah on

PHOTO BY JACK GORDON

April 29, 2017, featuring a memorable concert and reception.

PHOTO JACK GORDON PHOTO BYBY JACK GORDON

DEBORAH RILEY CELEBRATES WITH SALI ANN KRIEGSMAN AT HER RETIREMENT GALA

CARLA PERLO IS HONORED BY NEJLA YATKIN AT HER RETIREMENT GALA


Board Spotlight: Board Chair Denise Rollins is an avid supporter of Dance Place, dating back to the early 1980s in Adams Morgan! She has been an active member of the Dance Place community as an adult class student and audience member, as well as providing leadership on the Moving Forward campaign steering committee, Board of Directors and now, as Board Chair. During our 2016-2017 Season, Denise played a key role as the head of the Board of Directors’ executive recruitment and leadership transition committee, resulting in the selection of Dance Place’s new Executive Artistic Director Christopher K. Morgan. “I’ve always loved Dance Place and the vivid, artistic community that it creates. I am delighted to have witnessed first-hand its institutional growth over the past 36 years. My background in PHOTO COURTESY DENISE ROLLINS

international development makes me appreciate even more Dance Place’s leading role in utilizing culture to enliven community, transform lives and enrich our nation. What a privilege to continue to serve Dance Place’s commitment to community as the Chair of the Board of Directors.”

Donor Spotlight: Barbara Burton has been an enthusiastic adult student with Coyaba Dance Theater and audience member for 16 years. Whether she’s performing on stage as part of the Kwanzaa Celebration or joining other dancers in the lobby before class, Barbara is a joyful member of Dance Place and the Brookland / Edgewood community. Her financial investment in Dance Place has helped

“Dance Place provides opportunities for me to explore and experience new horizons through dance as an appreciative member of the audience but more importantly, as a student of Coyaba Dance Theater. It doesn’t get better!”

PHOTO COURTESY BARBARA BURTON

to sustain our artistic and community work for many years.


HONOR SUSTAIN 30th Anniversary DanceAfrica, DC

PROPEL BROOKLAND/EDGEWOOD... ...AND BEYOND From May 30 – June 4, 2017, Dance Place presented the 30th Anniversary DanceAfrica,

DC festival, involving 223 artists and over 2,000 participants. The week included 9 outstanding

local African dance companies, African Marketplace, master classes, free weekend outdoor stage and visual art exhibition.

DanceAfrica was held in special honor and memory of our beloved Baba Chuck Davis, the

visionary Founder and Artistic Director of DanceAfrica festivals across the country. Inspired by his example, Mama Sylvia Soumah debuted as Griot of the festival.

PHOTO BY JONATHAN HSU

VILLAGE CELEBRATION AT DANCEAFRICA, DC 2017

PHOTO © ENOCH CHAN 2016

BABA CHUCK DAVIS (1937-2017)


CO-PRESENTERS AND ARTISTIC PARTNERS HINTON BATTLE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN DANCE DANCE ICONS DANCE METRO DC STORY DISTRICT THE FIELD / DC THE CENTERSTAGE AT RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER DANCE EXCHANGE BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS THE EGG PERFORMING ARTS CENTER HOWARD UNIVERSITY MIAMI LIGHT PROJECT, INC. PROVIDING A PLATFORM FOR NEW VOICES 33% OF PERFORMANCE WEEKENDS FEATURED A WORLD PREMIERE

MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MONROE ST MARKET MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO BATES DANCE FESTIVAL THE HARTKE THEATRE AT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

EXPANDING AND DIVERSIFYING AUDIENCES FOR DANCE 49% OF AUDIENCE MEMBERS WERE FIRST TIME ATTENDEES 64% IDENTIFIED AS A PERSON OF COLOR


PROPEL Presentations and Artist Residencies BROOKLAND/EDGEWOOD... Supporting diverse, bold and meaningful performing artists ...AND BEYOND OUR THEATER HOSTED

84 companies over the course of 43 performance

2 new full commissions and 2 new co-commissioned works

weekends, including 13 national and 2 international ensembles

What’s Going On by Vincent E. Thomas with Sylvia Soumah and Ralph Glenmore, Lifted by leading hip-hop ambassador Rennie Harris, Cookie’s

9,400 individuals at 82 performances

Kids by Miami-based company Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre and E Pluribus… by DC-based Briana Stuart Premiere of What’s Going On Dance Place’s first fully produced work set to the music of Marvin Gaye

OUR STUDIOS WELCOMED Resident companies Coyaba Dance Theater, Dance Place Step Team,

Space Grant recipients Matina Phillips, Erica Rebollar, Briana Stuart,

ReVision dance company and POP (People, Objects, Play), plus

Daniel Burkholder and Tarik O’Meally

ClancyWorks Dance Company, Culture Shock Washington, DC and PHOTO BY WILLIAM FEDERKING

DC Casineros

Master classes and lecture demonstrations by Kimberly Bartosik / daela, LaneCoArts, Ron K. Brown / EVIDENCE, The Seldoms and

2 Alan M. Kriegsman Creative Residencies for Rennie Harris and

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre

Dianne McIntyre THE SELDOMS


PROPEL BROOKLAND/EDGEWOOD... Dance Classes ...AND BEYOND Training the next generation of

BALLET CLASS AT DANCE PLACE

An average of 800 adults each month danced in our studios 500 children participated in Kids on the Move throughout the year

dancers and arts administrators

27 interns received vital job training, dance instruction and professional development

Community Programs

ART ON 8TH CONCERT

Enriching our neighborhood

35 weeks of Art on 8th free community programming on the 8th St Arts Park and Monroe Street Market Stage that served 3,340 participants 774 local students given their first experience in a professional theater

57 local artists and businesses partnered with Dance Place for our Brookland / Edgewood Arts & Entertainment Map initiative

PHOTO BY JONATHAN HSU

PHOTO BY JONATHAN HSU

through our InReach performances


Energizers Enrichment Programs Inspiring young people to realize the creative possibilities in their lives

Tutoring, arts education and life skills provided to 23 children in the

32 teenagers engaged in on-the-job training, arts classes and life skills workshops in our Energizers Junior Staff Program throughout the school year Summer Energizers Creative Arts Camp filled with 50 campers and 20 teenage Junior Staffers for 6 weeks

PHOTO BY JACK GORDON

ENERGIZERS JUNIOR STAFF

PHOTO BY MARIAH MIRANDA

Energizers Afterschool Program

ENERGIZERS CREATIVE ARTS CAMP CONCERT, THE UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS


BROOKLAND/EDGEWOOD... ...AND BEYOND OutReach

Growing new art enthusiasts PHOTO BY DAVID DOWLING

771 classes were provided for 1,547 students in the DC area Performances that served 7,424 audience members at 30 community sites

OUTREACH CLASS

43 COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Bennett Babies Child Development Center

Little River Day School

Blessed Sacrament School

Longview School

Brookland Middle School

Luke C. Moore High School

Bruce Monroe Elementary School

Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School

Bunker Hill Elementary School

National 4-H Conference Center

City Arts and Prep Public Charter School

Noyes Elementary School

DC Bilingual Public Charter School

Washington Parks & People

DC Prep

Randle Highlands Elementary School

Eagle Academy Public Charter School

ReCreative Spaces

DC Scores

River Terrace Education Campus

Faith City Church

Smothers Elementary School

FH Faunteroy Community Enrichment Center

South Lake Elementary School

The French Maternal School

St. Anthony’s Catholic School

The Greater First Baptist Church

Elsie Whitlow Stokes, Community Freedom Public Charter School

Imagine Hope Community Public Charter School – Tolson Campus

Suitland High School

Howard University

T.C. Williams High School

Inspired Teaching Public Charter School

Travel Dance Company Benefit

Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation 5K & Family Fun Day

The Community Preschool of the Palisades Theodore Roosevelt High School

John Burroughs Elementary School Tiqwa School, Pretoria South Africa King Abdullah Academy Westlawn Elementary School LeDroit Park Day Lee Montessori Public Charter School


$116,500 WORTH OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FAMILIES

EXPENSES Programming $1,638,026 Management and General $54,629 Fundraising $197,575 Total $1,890,230 3% MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL 10% FUNDRAISING

87% PROGRAMS

OVER $22,000 WORTH OF FREE REHEARSAL SPACE PROVIDED TO ARTISTS

INCOME BY SOURCE Earned $596,323 Foundations $390,415 Government $429,905 Corporations $183,386 Individuals $288,308 In-kind and silent auction $13,720 Total $1,902,057 1% IN-KIND AND SILENT AUCTION 10% CORPORATIONS 31% EARNED

15% INDIVIDUALS

20% FOUNDATIONS 23% GOVERNMENT

$42,000 WORTH OF FREE TICKETS

PROGRAMMING EXPENSES Presentations $787,070 Youth Programs $553,041 Adult Classes $141,784 Community Programs $156,131 Total $1,638,026 9% ADULT CLASSES

9% COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

48% PRESENTATIONS 34% YOUTH PROGRAMS


Thank you to our generous foundations, corporations, government agencies and individual donors who contributed to Dance Place’s ongoing programs and general support fund! SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 - AUGUST 31, 2017

$115,000 AND ABOVE DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation

$2,000 – $4,999 Abdo Development Amanda Sweet Andy & Marjan Shallal Anne McGuirk Barbara Finkelstein $80,000 – $114,999 Busboys and Poets United Way of the National Carla Perlo & Richard Pilkinton Capitol Region Cindy Hallberlin & Joel Kanter Dianne Brace & Robert Lynch Diverse City Fund $50,000 – $79,999 Dorothy Dort Levy Ford Foundation Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Emily Crews & Mikael Manoukian George Wasserman Family Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Giant Food US Commission of Fine Arts / National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program Harriet Moncure Fellows & Jay Fellows Jane Daniels Jill Weiler $20,000 – $49,999 Jim Epstein Anonymous Joseph Gangloff National Performance Network IZZE New England Foundation for the Arts Katherine & Gerald Freshley Office of the State Superintendent for Education Maximus Foundation Share Fund Long & Foster Real Estate Nancy Garruba & Chris Hornig Occasions Catering $10,000 – $19,999 Pepco, an Exelon Company CenterStage at Reston Community Center PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. DC Department of Energy Rich Bernardi & Joyce Wilker and Environment Sali Ann Kriegsman George Preston Marshall Foundation United Way Janice Marks & Damien Agostinelli World Bank Community Connections Fund Jannes Waples Gibson Zusin Development Jared & Rachel Paul Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts $1,000 – $1,999 LISC Alice M. Rivlin Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Anonymous (2) Shubert Foundation Barbara Burton Berenike Carstarphen $5,000 – $9,999 Bill & Karla Stoner Adam Weers Bognet Construction Bloomberg Candace Jackson Bozzuto Group Carolyn Grave Carol Shuster-Polakoff Family Foundation Cheryl McQueen Carol & Willis Bradwell Chuck Rigg & Carlton Draper Corina Higginson Trust Deborah Riley & Mary Beth Flournoy Dallas Morse Coors Foundation Elinor Coleman & David Sparkman Daniel Hitchcock & Linda Arvin Elizabeth & Bill Fogarty Denise Rollins Heidi Zimmer Dimick Foundation Howard Sherman Edward Sherman Jack Gerard Eugene Lang Foundation Jill & Paul Levine Graham Holdings Karen Bradley Jennifer Campbell & Jeff Munn Karen Brooks Hopkins Juan Carlos Rincones & Tom Pheasant Margaret Flournoy Mars Foundation Martha Davis Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation Mary Ellen Signorille North Star Fund Melinda Salzman & W. Sherman Edwards Schneider’s of Capitol Hill Michael Walton Stephen & Jeanette Bruce Nelson S. Talbott Foundation Sylvan C. Coleman Foundation Northrop Grumman ECHO The Menkiti Group Richard Bynum The Sydney M. Polakoff Charitable Fund Revere Bank Vincent Hurteau & Steve Henry Robert Friedson Wendy Shapiro & Charles Ferris Sandra Gibson Yolanda Cole United Bank

$500 – $999 Ann Jimerson & Larry Klein Anne Fillippone Barbara Deutsch Bruce & Toby Kahn Carmen Boston Cathy Eliot & Bill Haris Charles & Sudatha Bergen Connie Brian Williams Daniel Perlo Bloom Daniel Phoenix Singh David Knepper David Wolfel & Erika Lehman Deborah Lee Polhemus Doris Holzheimer & Gordon Hullar Dr. Philip & Evelyn Mattar Ed & Susan Apple Ellen Opper-Weiner Ethelyn Owen George & Rhea Kosovic James Brown & Barbara Boykin Jane Lang Jennifer Smith Judy Estey Julia Brennan Hickok Cole Architects Howard and Leslie Stein Family Foundation Karen McCluskey & Misti French Kay Kendall Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp Lauren Rubenstein & Steven Shapiro Leonard Darby Lesa McLaughlin Linda & Mark Kramer Linda Harris Linda Levine & Stuart Hershey Lisa Paul Loretta Feldman Manny & Polly Miller Melissa Gerald Mike & Bess Foley Mike Henehan Morris Antonelli Njambi & Earl Wynn Patricia Neill & Wabi Aboudou Prince Frederick Graphics & Printing Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation Ruth Rivin & Ron Boustead Sam Lanahan Sandy Spring Builders Thomas Bridge Tim Kime Tony Lee Victor Shargai Willard Hillegeist $250 – $499 Alicia Luchowski & Sam Turner Allan Shapiro Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington Alvin Mayes Anthony Kochis Beverly Dennis Bo & Kymber Menkiti Brian Harris Carole Ottesen Carolyn & Anthony A. Jackson Christina Kminek Community Forklift Cynthia McIver Elizabeth Sands Emily & Albert Sturtevant

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$125 - $249 Adrienne Clancy Ashby Remley Barbara Griffith Beth Davis Carol Polakoff Charlene Dukes Cheryl Skillin Cliff Brody Cynthia Joseph Cyril & Candy Crocker David Dowling David Gill Denise Vogt

Dennis Chyba Donna Kearney Doreen Thompson Doug & Catherine Wheeler Douglas Yeuell Edith Perlo Elizabeth Lerman Ellen WIlliams Erica Gibson Erin Skinner Galia Siegel Hannah Weissler Heather Kaye Ida Anderson Jack Cohen Jason Donaldson Jennifer Swinney Jill Veber Joyce Martin Judith Berland Judith Hansen Karen Hein Kevin Tervala Laurence Caudle Linda & William Goldman Linda Lewett Lisa Brannock Lucy Sylvester Lynn Sylvester Maia Wagner Makila James Marcia F. Freeman Martha Wittman Masako & Jonathan Morgan Matthew Henderson Merianne Liteman & Louis de Merode Michael Dimmick Michael Eastman Michael Fila Nalini Prakash Nava Behnam Shabahang Nelse Greenway Nicole Soulanille Nikol Ford Pamela Schonberger Paula Camilli Phan Winter Rebecca Henry Rebecca Russ Renee Garnes-Spence Rickie & Ray Bialek RJ Moriconi & Tony Alonzo Robert & Mary Buckley Ronald Apatoff Samantha Pollack Sarah Ewing Shannon Quinn Stacey Mickelson Stacie Fabre Stephanie Dailey Sylvia Soumah Vikisha Fripp Virginia McGehee Friend And the many other individuals who generously made contributions of $1 – 124!

Annual Report 2016-2017  

It is with great pride that we present you with our 2016-2017 Season annual report. This was a landmark year for Dance Place, the final seas...

Annual Report 2016-2017  

It is with great pride that we present you with our 2016-2017 Season annual report. This was a landmark year for Dance Place, the final seas...

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