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Elizabeth Shaff Sobo Elizabeth Shaff Sobo (Executive Director) is a Fundraising and Vision Planning professional with more than 30 years of experience working in the not for profit and public sectors. Betsy is a passionate believer that the arts are integral to our lives, and can be a transformative force for communities when managed organically as a response to need and opportunity. She is Founding Principal of SoboConsulting, and served as Director of Development at Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, NJ, a professional Actor's Equity Association regional theater, and held positions in arts education, fundraising and marketing at The State Theatre Regional Arts Center at New Brunswick (NJ), American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, Kean University and Ballet Hispanico. She continues to serve in a leadership capacity on the board of Dance New Jersey, and was a board member of Nimbus Dance Works from 2011-2014 and Randy James Dance Works from 2005-2007. Her professional dance career included Pennsylvania Ballet, Les Compagnons de la Danse (Montréal) and New Jersey Ballet. Betsy earned a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University.  
Alex BiegelsonAlex Biegelson - Interim Artistic Director, born and raised in New York City, has been engaged in the theater and dance scene since the age of nine. He took a unique route to dance by jumping head first into the professional dance world touring around the tri-state area with Susan Slotnick, Figures in Flight in 1997. In 2001 he furthered his dance training at the Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, simultaneously studying at the Alvin Ailey School though the PPAS program as a fellowship student within the Junior Division. Alex earned a BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2009 and while there, appeared as a guest artist with Randy James Dance Works. Since graduation Alex has worked with Freespace Dance during their international tour, Nimbus Dance Works and Project: Smith. Alex is a member of the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company does guest work with ZviDance. Alex is a founding member of 10 Hairy Legs and also serves as Interim Artistic Director.  
Diann SichelDiann Sichel - Performance Coach, is a movement artist, performance coach and director working on projects with visual and performance artists in media, main-stage and non-traditional spaces. On the faculty of the Atlantic Acting School and Montclair State University, with a private Alexander Technique practice in NYC/NJ, Diann teaches creative strategies through technique, choreography and improvisation, and the Alexander Technique and breathing coordination. Artistic and educational work include Princeton University, Wake Forest University, Colorado College, Connecticut College, CSU/Long Beach, University of Colorado, Dansens Hus, Musique de Norte Temps en Thouet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Smokebrush Foundation, Colorado Springs Symphony, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, George Street Playhouse. MFA/dance.  
Macada Brandl - Director of Finance, has been active in the dance community as a performer, teacher, choreographer, and administrator for over twenty years. Prior to joining 10 Hairy Legs, Macada served as Executive Director of Dance New Jersey and as the arts program coordinator for the Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute at Seton Hall University. She holds a Masters of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Arts Administration from Seton Hall University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance with a concentration in performance/choreography from Florida State University. Macada also enjoys teaching high school Latin and mathematics at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School.  
Artistic Advisors  
Ruth ClarkRuth Clark is a dance artist, educator, and movement theater specialist. She is a recipient of the NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Education and was the first teaching artist to be honored by the NJ State Council on the Arts “Distinguished Artist-Teacher” citation. The former Head Dance Teacher for Morris County’s Vocational H.S. Dance Academy, and a career dance educator, Ruth served on the original writing committee for the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards in Dance and on the NJ-DOE committee to establish K-12 NJ Dance Teacher Licensure. As Co-Artistic Director and founder of both The Other Dance Company and The Atlantic Motion Dance Company, she presented works throughout NY and NJ. Her commissions in dance-theatre and dance-theatre-video include seven evening length works for The Coconut Grove Playhouse, and the Montclair State Experimental Theatre Series.

Currently Ruth is an Adjunct Professor in Dance at Montclair State University, and a consultant to the Rutgers Graduate School of Education as a Supervisor of student teachers in Dance Education. Certified in Laban Movement Analysis and Hatha Yoga, she also maintains a private practice as a movement coach. Ruth served on 10HL’s Board of Trustees from its inception in 2012 to 2018.

Board of Trustees
  Carol Byrne, President
Dorothy Bitetto, Treasurer
David Rogoff, Secretary

Pamela Mingle Gallagher
Judith Leone
Elizabeth Miles
Samantha Murphy

Philip Levy, President Emeritus

    Constance H. Poster
(1921 - 2013)
Artistic Advisors
  Ruth Clark
Patricia Mayer
Advisory Board
  Rita Levy
Joel Sobo
Legal Counsel
  Thomas A. Waldman, Esq.

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