Board of Directors:

Founding Director
Jonah Bokaer | Choreographer

Chair Emerita

Patsy Tarr

Officers
Chair, Paul McCann
Vice Chair, Thomas H. Lee
Secretary, Helen Allen

Directors
Jonah Bokaer
Michèle Gerber Klein
Thomas H. Lee, MD
Paul McCann
Brent Sikkema

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

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

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Team:

Libby Rush | Studio and Office Manager
Natasha Katerinopoulos | Program Manager Jonah Bokaer / Choreography
Laure Dubois | Public Relations
Andrea Lee Smith |  Development Manager

Libby Rush considers herself from more than one place. she trained in Nashville under the direction of Tina Trinkler for 10 years in the styles of ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap. in 2012, she moved to Philadelphia to further pursue her dance education under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield at the University of the Arts. she has performed in works by artists Katie Swords-Thurman, Jesse Zaritt, Sidra Bell, Douglas Becker, Helen Simoneau, Curt Haworth, Tommie Waheed-Evans, Doug Varone, and Netta Yerushalmy to date. libby graduated with a BFA in Dance in May 2016. most recently she worked with Xavier le Roy as part of Camping, a program by the CND in Paris. now in Brooklyn, she is excited for a new chapter and is in process for a new work of her own. she is new to the arts administration world, and is so happy to be a part of this team at Chez Bushwick.

Natasha Katerinopoulos is a New York based performing arts manager, raised in the island of Crete, Greece. Since 2011 she has worked with Jonah Bokaer Choreography, the Martha Graham Dance Company and various independent artists for projects presented at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, BAM | Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Onassis Cultural Center, the Hudson Opera House, the Winspear Opera House Dallas, the SummerStage Festival, CounterCurrent Festival, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Parrish Art Museum, EMPAC, the Brisbane Powerhouse, Hebbel am Ufer Theater Berlin and other venues in the United States and Europe. Natasha holds a BA in Theater Studies from the University of Patras, Greece and an MA in Arts Politics from the Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.

Laure Dubois is originally from France, but she has spent most of her youth in Morocco. has been working as Communications Consultant between Europe, Morocco and New York for music & film festivals, non-profit arts organizations, and independent publications online and print. Before joining Jonah Bokaer’s team she worked as Communications Associate at the International Festival of Lyric Arts of Aix-en-Provence.

Andrea Lee Smith, a citizen of Muscogee Nation from Oklahoma, has worked within the NYC non-profit arts community since 2008 as a fundraiser as well as performing artist. Her affinity to the world of fine arts and deep understanding and appreciation of her American Indian heritage has led to a wide range of collaborative interdisciplinary projects garnering Andrea the reputation for flute performances incorporating costume and choreography, including her 2014 Carnegie Hall debut recital in Weill Recital Hall and a feature solo performance on the 2013 television season of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. A Doc Tate Nevaquaya Scholar and American Indian Graduate Center Fellow, Andrea holds a performance degree from Pennsylvania State University and masters degree in performance from University of Oklahoma.