Donald Borror (Executive Director) began working with the company in January 2016 through his previous position at DUNCH, a consulting firm providing cultural leadership for a creative world, where under president Emma Dunch he helped build and manage Dorrance Dance’s fundraising operations. While at DUNCH he worked on strategic and fundraising projects with clients including Mark Morris Dance Group, The Apollo Theater, American Composers Orchestra, among others. Previously, he worked as a producer for Lincoln Center Education’s Meet the Artists Series and served as Board Chair for Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee and San Francisco-based dance advocacy organization BEMOVING. Mr. Borror began his career in New York City as a dancer, received his BFA and the Martha Hill Prize for Leadership and Artistic Achievement from The Juilliard School, and performed as a company member with Ballet Hispanico under Eduardo Vilaro for several seasons. He subsequently pursued an administrative career and earned his MA in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Kathy Kaufmann (Lighting Designer) a New York City native, has been happily designing for Dorrance Dance since its inception (SOUNDspace, The Blues Project, ETM, Myelination). A resident designer at Danspace Project whose work has been seen throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, she also teaches at Sarah Lawrence. She is a two-time Bessie recipient and was nominated for her work on Rebecca Davis’s Bloowst Windku in 2015. Recent projects include designs for Moriah Evans, Mariana Valencia, Jonathan Gonzales, David Parker, Tatyana Tennenbaum, Mina Nishimura, Morgan Bassichis and Ephrat Asherie Dance.
Olivia Maggi (Administrative Assistant) is from California where she completed her BFA in Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara and danced the works of Andrea Miller, José Limon, Yvonne Rainer, Jacqulyn Buglisi, among others. She began her dance training in all styles at the age of three, and has recently indulged in arts administration. Since 2016, she has worked at the Vail Dance Festival under the direction of Damian Woetzel as an intern and a development assistant, where she was introduced to Michelle and Dorrance Dance. She moved to New York in 2017 with the hopes of being involved with the Company and is excited that her dreams came true!
Tina Huang Abrams (Company Manager) joined Dorrance Dance in January of 2018 after four yearsat The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to maintaining the legacy of American dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. Through the Foundation, she administered its resident performing troupe in New York and a Duncan affiliate school headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Additionally, Ms. Huang has worked at The Asian American Arts Alliance and The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and currently serves on the Junior Committee of Dance/NYC and as a Project Leader at Sing for Hope. Sheholds a B.A. in dance and government from Wesleyan University and a M.A. in performance studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Serena Wong (Lighting Supervisor) is a Brooklyn-based freelance lighting designer for theater and dance. Her designs have been seen at New York Live Arts, Irondale Arts Center, the New Ohio, and Danspace. She enjoys biking, beekeeping, and bread baking.
Amy Page (Costume Designer, Myelination, Rotunda Project, ETM) is a NY based Dance Costume Creator. Her past experiences with Dorrance Dance, Dance Theater of Harlem, Alvin Ailey, Hubbard Street 2, Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Ballet Hispanico, LA Dance Project, Keigwin + Co, RIOULT, HoustonMET, Yehuda Hyman's Mystical Feet, Ballet Academy East, American Opera Project's Hagoromo starring Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto, Mark Morris' The Hard Nut, and ABT's Education Department inform her current choices and aesthetics. As the Dance Costumer at Sarah Lawrence College, she loves to work with creative individuals to hone their design ideas and make them a reality. She is well versed at the specific needs of dance costuming, engineering garments to withstand the rigorous demands of exceptional movement range and creativity. Additionally, she works on the wardrobe crew at Hamilton: An American Musical on Broadway. She's a graduate of NCSA, and is honored to support the artists of Dorrance Dance.
Christopher Marc (Production Manager / Sound Engineer) is a New York based Sound Designer and Production Manager who joined Dorrance Dance in June of 2016. Christopher has worked as a Sound Engineer with several companies around the country including The Kennedy Center, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Mills Entertainment, Aquila Theatre and Harlem Stage. (Sound Design) CT & Co: More Forever. Pacific Symphony: The Magic Flute. Off-Broadway: The Black Book. Aquila Theatre National Tour: Wuthering Heights, The Tempest, Fahrenheit 451, Twelfth Night. Skylark Opera: Berlin to Broadway, Candide, Putting it Together, La Rondine. Artistry MN: God of Carnage, Striking 12, Death of a Salesman. Lyric Arts: Becky’s New Car, Sherlock Holmes, The Boxcar Children, Over the Tavern, Death of a Salesman.
Diego Quintanar (Technical Director / Assistant Stage Manager) started working in theater production as a student at the College of the Holy Cross. He was introduced to Dorrance Dance through his work with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process series as a project coordinator. Other credits include: Latino Cultural Center and Wyly Theater, Dallas, TX where he worked as a carpenter and electrician; off-Broadway musical I Like It Like That as Production Manager, NYC; Shen Wei Dance Arts, NYC and Dance Heginbotham, NYC as an assistant stage manager and scenic charge.
Andrew Jordan (Costume Designer, The Blues Project, All Good Things Come To An End, Elemental) is a Brooklyn-based artist and costume designer exploring the possible relationships between sculpture, installation, puppetry, and the moving form of the human body. Andrew’s work has been proclaimed “sensational…a visual feast” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and “a sculptural wonder” (The New York Times.) He has designed for both stage and screen, including projects spanning opera, contemporary dance, experimental performance, and parade. His most recent collaborators include playwright Kyoung Park, choreographers Douglas Dunn, Ellen Cornfield, Michelle Dorrance, Cori Olinghouse, Raja Feather Kelly, and Christopher Williams. Andrew received his MFA with an emphasis in sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA in Fine Arts, with a minor in Media Studies, from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Andrew is also known under the moniker andytoad. www.andytoad.com
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