Next Generation Leadership

The IABD Next Generation Leadership Program (NGL) is a leadership development program sponsored by the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD). Launched in 2014, NGL is designed to 1) identify and cultivate the next generation of Black Dance leaders, and 2) support IABD’s desire to create a road map for building and operating a healthier, more sustainable organization.

NGL participants are the “rising stars” within IABD’s membership. They are between the ages of 25-55+. They have worked in the dance community at least 5 years or more as a Dance professional including but not limited to an activist, administrator, artist, educator, presenter, researcher, and scholar. They have demonstrated a genuine interest in the future of IABD through their participation in conference planning, operational support and/or advocacy efforts for Blacks in Dance.

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NEXT GENERATION LEADERS

Co-Chair, Tamica Washington-Miller, Associate Director, Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Co-Chair, Beverly Harper, Founder/President, Portfolio Associates, Inc.
NGL Liaison, Jamal Story, Choreographer/ Dancer/ Dance Educator / Writer

Denise M. Allen, Dance Educator, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
Kim Bears-Bailey, Associate Artistic Director, Philadanco!
Germaul Barnes, Director, Viewsic Dance, NYC Dance Connect, Viewsic Dance Academy
Bernard Brown, Choreographer / Dancer / Dance Educator
Camille A. Brown, Artistic Director, Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Nicole Burrell, Dance Educator, Detroit School of the Arts
Alfred Dove, Arts Educator, Ulysses Dove Balletic Estate
Jamel Gaines, Founder/Artistic Director, Creative Outlet of Brooklyn
Michelle Gibson, Choreographer / Dance Educator
Leah Glenn, Associate Professor of Dance, College of William and Mary
Penny Godboldo, Associate Professor of Dance, MaryGrove College
Terence Greene, Founder/Artistic Director, Greeneworks Project
Dionne Griffiths, Dance Educator
Winifred Harris, Associate Artistic Director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Adrian Vincent James, Dance Educator
Theo Jamison, Certified Dunham Master Instructor, Professor, Southern Illinois University
G. Pilar Wilder Lowden, Founder/Director/Owner, Hayiya Dance Theatre
Charis Moses, Co-Founder and Dance Educator, Friends and Co. Dance
Jo Anna Norris, Founder/Artistic Director, Choreographic Sketches
Patrick Parson, Founder/Artistic Director, Ballet Creole
Lela Sewell-Williams, Dance Archivist, Historian, Preserve Your Story
Rhetta Shead, Director of Administration, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Amanda Standard, Founder/Artistic Director, Divine Dance Institute
Christina Talley, Founder/Artistic Director, En L'Air Dance Company
Darnell Weaver, Choreographer / Dance Educator, Rainey Institute
Keith Williams, Certified Dunham Master Instructor / Dance Educator, Grand Center Arts Academy
Melissa Young, Associate Artistic Director, Dallas Black Dance Theatre