Board of Directors:

Founding Director
Jonah Bokaer | Choreographer

Chair Emerita

Patsy Tarr

Co-Chair, Paul G. McCann
Co-Chair, Jonah Bokaer
Vice Chair, Randall Bourscheidt
Vice Chair, Charles Fabius
Vice Chair, Thomas H. Lee
Treasurer, Mary Carreiro
Secretary, Helen Allen Smith

Jonah Bokaer
Michèle Gerber Klein
Thomas H. Lee, MD
Rachel Libeskind
Helen Yee Little
Paul G. 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
Ryan Cumming | Financial Operations Manager
Clarissa Fattoruso | Studio Assistant


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.

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.



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 Spelbound 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. 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.