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June 20, 2019 - 8:00pm
10HL Gay Pride Celebration

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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June 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
10HL Gay Pride Celebration

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Manuel Vignoulle 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 - Associate 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 Assistant to the Director.  
Macada Brandl - Director of Finance and Education, 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  
Jeff Friedman, is Associate Professor of Dance Studies at Rutgers University where he teaches criticism, history and theory; Ph.D. in Dance History and Theory (University of California); Laban Movement Analyst certification (Integrated Movement Systems, University of Utah). Jeff was a dancer and choreographer in San Francisco from 1979-1997 creating site-specific and multidisciplinary performance works and touring as LOCUS Solo Dance, while performing for experimental performance group ODC and San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Fe Opera companies. Writing on oral history and performance are published in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Korea, New Zealand (visiting lecturer, Auckland University 2005, and Germany (Fulbright Fellow 2010).  
Susannah Newman, a native of New York City, is a retired Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Dance, State University of New York, Brockport. Her early dance training included the Duncan and Wigman traditions followed by several years with Jose Limon, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Susannah was also influenced by her work with Anna Halprin and Trisha Brown and then while at Ohio State University, she began artistic mentorships under Anna Sokolow and Viola Farber, which continued to enrich her for the next fifteen years. Professional companies and numerous universities in Hawaii, Los Angeles, Boston, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Norfolk, Canada, France and Sweden have commissioned her choreography. Ms. Newman has also toured and performed solo works by Viola Farber, Anna Sokolow, Lynn Dally, and Fritz Ludin among others.  
Baraka Sele

Baraka Sele has over 30 years’ experience as a performing arts curator, consultant, and producer. She has held leadership positions as assistant vice president of programming at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as the first artistic director of performing arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and vice president of performing arts of The Houston International Festival. She has also served on local, national and international advisory committees, boards and panels for numerous organizations. She has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America, focusing on collaborations and presentations with artists of diverse cultures in order to facilitate intercultural exchange.

Her work or presentations have been featured in a wide range of publications, including American Theater magazine, Dance magazine, Essence magazine, Inside Arts magazine, The New York Times, Washington Post. National and international awards and recognition include the Association of Performing Arts Professionals' William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence given to an individual or organization for "the quality, innovation, and vision of program design, audience building and community involvement."  At Rutgers University-Newark, Sele served as a Gustav Heningburg Civic Fellow for the Institute of Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience and also taught a graduate course in Leadership and Diversity.

Diann Sichel

Diann Sichel 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.


Board of Trustees
  Carol Byrne, President
Dorothy Bitetto, Secretary

John F. Ciaffone
Pamela Mingle Gallagher*
Philip Levy
Elizabeth Miles
David Rogoff
Paulette Sears
Nidia Stone
Ann Tsubota

*On Leave of Absence
    Constance H. Poster
(1921 - 2013)
Artistic Advisors
  Jeff Friedman
Susannah Newman
Baraka Sele
Diann Sichel
Advisory Board
  Ruth Clark
Alice M. Greenwald
Rita Levy
Patricia Mayer
Joel Sobo
Legal Counsel
  Thomas A. Waldman, Esq.

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