NCCAkron welcomes artists, as well as dance enthusiasts, to ask new questions, to challenge what we think we know and how we all make dances. Accepting the helm in 2016, I found this to be a liberating invitation and continue to acknowledge the tremendous privilege afforded to focus on process over product.

Prior to my arrival, NCCAkron was founded to support the research and development of new work in dance by: 

  • strengthening the national dance  ecosystem as an anchor development space for dance;

  • exploring the full potential of the creative process in dance  and all its forms

  • serving as a catalyst for artistic, cultural, and community advancement and enrichment.

I am honored to continue with this mission and expand our work in and with the national dance ecosystem. Please explore the Center virtually, starting with our history, team, board, and partners.

Dance on.

 
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Our Timeline

Take a trip through our past starting with what we're doing today.

 
 

Meet Our Board

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DR. ANN USHER

Secretary

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CHRISTY BOLINGBROKE  

Board Member at Large 

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JOHN MICHAEL SCHERT

Board President

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DACQUIRI BAPTISTE 

Board Member at Large 

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EDUARDO VILARO

Board Member at Large

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MARK WILLIAMS

Board Member at Large

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DEMARCUS AKEEM SUGGS

Board Member at Large 

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JOHN JENKINS

CPA Treasurer

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MEG BOOTH

Board Member at Large 

Our Lead Supporter 

Knight Foundation, a leading supporter of artists and arts organizations, is the primary funder for The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron. Learn more at kf.org and follow @knightfdn on social media (click here for Facebook | Instagram).

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Our Village

We acknowledge that it ‘takes a village’ to grow a national center  and we could not accomplish our goals without the support, involvement, and enthusiasm of our committed supporters and funders. NCCAkron is proud to partner with the following foundations and organizations.

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NCCAkron’s social media and its monthly digital newsletters share inspiration, opportunities and insight on what’s happening at the Center and in the field.

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Photo credits: Christy Bolingbroke photo by Neil Sapienza. Timeline photos by Dale Dong, Katherine Helen Fisher, Eric Carter and Christi Welter.