Board of Directors:
Jonah Bokaer | Choreographer
Co-Chair, Paul G. McCann
Vice Chair of Programming, Charles Fabius
Vice Chair of Business Development, Thomas H. Lee
Treasurer, Mary Carriero
Secretary, Helen Allen Smith
Michèle Gerber Klein
Thomas H. Lee, MD
Helen Yee Little
Paul G. McCann
Helen Allen Smith
Richard A. Anderman, Esq.
Nicole Birmann Bloom
Wayne S. Blank
Anthony Roth Costanzo
Steven Johnson, Esq.
Frederick W. Beinecke
Christophe de Menil
Diana Widmaier Picasso
Founding Board Members:
-Christopher Eamon|Curator, Kramlich Collection of Media Art|San Francisco, CA
-Andrew Evans, M.D. | Oncologist, Roosevelt Memorial Hospital | NYC
-Meredith Glisson | Officer at Large | Lyon, France
-Seth Harrison, MD | Managing General Partner, Apple Tree Partners | NYC
-Erica Marks | Development Associate, Boys Club of New York | NYC
-Elayne Nicholas | Special Campaign Projects, Ithaca College | Ithaca, NY
-Keith Recker | VP of Product Development, Granet and Associates | NYC
-David Vaughan | Archivist, Cunningham Dance Foundation | NYC
-Greg Worley | Founder, WorleyWorks Brooklyn Motion Capture | Brooklyn, NY
Clarissa Fattoruso is a freelance artist from Italy. Born and raised in Napoli, Clarissa graduated at the Liceum of Psychology at 18. In 2010 Clarissa won a scholarship for the prestigious school of contemporary dance: the Dance Arts Faculty in Rome. Under the leads of her master Mauro Astolfi, Spellbound Contemporary Ballet director, she became part of the Spellbound II young company. In 2009 she started working with the Pepe Mario Production were she collaborate as an assistant in production , marketing, media and public relations. With years of experience in producing dance events such as Juste Debout Italie, Clarissa create her own project The Workshop Series Brooklyn . TWS goal is to invite European choreographers in Brooklyn to teach for long period giving the opportunity to many dancers to learn contemporary and discover the European style. Clarissa had the first Workshop Series at Chez Bushwick/ Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation. In 2014 she moved to New York after her graduation at DAF. Currently she is an active freelance dancer. She danced for the Rochester Fringe Festival, Maidans Festival in Oslo, Manchester Library in Manchester (UK), Teatro Greco in Rome, Italian Institute of Culture in New York to name a few. As a choreographer she had collaborate for dance videos and directed fashion shooting for Vadim Skywood . In 2017 she presented her piece Donne in Rinascita at the Idaco Festival in New York, where she danced years before.
Ryan Cummings is an arts administrator and accountant. He has worked in financial capacities with numerous arts organizations including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, MFA Boston and Participant Inc. From 2007 to 2008, he owned and operated Autoversion Ltd., a 500sf gallery space formerly located in Manhattan’s Chelsea Arts District. He is an alumni of Massachusetts College of Art’s Studio For Inter-Related Media Program and a musician and composer.
Chloe McGlynn is a Studio Intern with Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation. She grew up in California’s San Francisco Bay Area, and is currently studying English and Neuroscience at Duke University in Durham, NC. Passionate about writing, comedy, and all manners of artistry, she is happy to be working alongside the JBAF staff in the management and development of the non-profit.