Board of Directors:

Founding Director
Jonah Bokaer | Choreographer

Chair Emerita

Patsy Tarr

Chair, Paul McCann
Vice Chair, Thomas H. Lee
Treasurer, Mary Carreiro
Secretary, Helen Allen Smith

Jonah Bokaer
Thomas H. Lee, MD
Rachel Libeskind
Helen Yee Little
Paul McCann
Brent Sikkema
Patsy Tarr

Helen Allen Smith
Richard A. Anderman, Esq.
Youness Anzane
Nicole Birmann Bloom
Wayne S. Blank
Lili Chopra
Rosalind Dear
Stephanie French
Alexander Gorlin
Claude Grunitzky
Steven Johnson, Esq.
John Lithgow
Turid Meeker
Lorcan O’Neill
Sheela Raj
Ronald Rudolph
Martha Sherman

Marina Abramovic´
Daniel Arsham
Frederick W. Beinecke
Christophe de Menil
Micki Wesson
Diana Widmaier Picasso
Robert Wilson

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Millie Kapp | Studio and Office Manager
Michela Doherty | Administrative Intern
Sifan Wu | Communications Intern
Fernando Farias | Administrative Intern

Millie Kapp
 is a New York-based performing artist. In 2013, she graduated with an MA in Performance Studies from NYU and completed her undergraduate degree in 2010 with a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kapp has presented her performance work in Oakland, Maine, Toronto, Philadelphia, Montreal, Minneapolis, Chicago and New York. She’s a former Chez Bushwick artist in residence and has held additional residencies at the Institute for American Art, the Elizabeth Foundation, the New Dance Alliance, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Most recently, she shared her work in New York at Situations, The Kitchen, La MaMa, the Center for Performance Research, Roulette, and with AUNTS among other places. She’s curated and programmed performance and other live events in New York City and was previously adjunct faculty at Stony Brook University. In addition to her role as studio manager this fall, Kapp will be co-directing a play with the young adult theatre ensemble, Urban Youth Theatre through the Abrons Arts Center.

Michela Doherty grew up dancing in Massachusetts and is a recent graduate of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. She majored in Dance and Communications. While attending college she had the opportunity to study dance and theater in London where she was able to explore a new culture while viewing, analyzing, and critiquing performances throughout the United Kingdom.  Michela is pursuing a career in arts administration and communication.

Sifan Wu is from Beijing, China. She is a dancer and her primary focus are on Chinese classical dance and contemporary dance. While dancing and working with the Beijing Dance Festival, she discovered the administrative side of dance organizations and its economic structure and inherent challenges. She is interested in fundraising and marketing for non-profit organizations. Sifan Wu studied at Columbia University, majoring in Nonprofit Management. She earned her master degree recently. Now she is working as an Intern with the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation former Chez Bushwick Inc.

Fernando Farias was born in the Dominican Republic. He graduated from Lehman College in June of 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. While in school, he got involved in the Dance and Arts department where he took dance courses, received training and got the opportunity to produce and showcase his own works of choreography at the Lehman College’s Annual Spring Dance Concert for two consecutive years. With his interest in business and his background and passion for dance, his long-term goal is to open his own dance studio and perform on stages around the world.