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. Previously, he worked as a producer for Lincoln Center Education’s Meet the Artists Series and currently serves 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.
Courtney Runft (General Manager) hails from Wichita, Kansas and presently resides in New York City. She is a graduate of Friends University and holds a BA in Business Management (magna cum laude). She is the former Education Associate/Registrar for the American Tap Dance Foundation as well as the former Director of the ATDF’s Tap City Junior Ensemble and Tap City’s summer youth program. A passionate educator, Courtney is the lower school dance teacher at St. Luke’s School in New York City and is on faculty at The ATDF.
Christopher Marc (Production Manager / Sound Engineer). Credits: The Kennedy Center TYA: Elephant and Piggy’s we are in a Play;National Tour: Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival; Forever Plaid, Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks. Design Credits: 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; God of Carnage, Striking 12, Death of a Salesman; Lyric Arts: Becky’s New Car, Over the Tavern, Sherlock Holmes, The Boxcar Children.
Kathy Kaufmann (Lighting Designer), a New York City native, has designed lighting throughout the world. Recent projects include designs for Eiko and Koma, Michelle Dorrance, Sally Silvers, Douglas Dunn, Keely Garfield, Joanna Kotze, Kota Yamazaki, Enrico Wey and Jack Ferver. She is the resident designer for David Parker and the Bang Group, Gina Gibney, Ben Munisteri, Jacques D’amboise’s NDI, Hilary Easton, Cherylyn Lavagnino, and The Danspace Project at St. Marks Church. Ms. Kaufmann received a 2004 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her lighting designs as well as one in 2009 for her work on Yvonne Meier”s STOLEN.
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.