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Board of Directors

Amanda Almonte
Founder of Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco

Esha Bandyopadhyay
Attorney, Dancer, and Pilates Instructor

Stephanie Bousheri, Vice-Chair
Entrepreneur, Scientist, Arts Advocate

Sydney Firestone, Treasurer
Deloitte Director, Retired

CK Ladzekpo, Vice-Chair
UC Berkeley Professor and Bay Area Dance Community Leader

Eddie Madril
Sewam American Indian Dance Company, Founder

Indra Mungal
Community Arts Program Director

Chandre Sarkar-Singhal, Chair
Arts Advocate and Design Professional

Daniel Sternbergh, Audit Committee Chair
Retired Software Professional and Dance Student

Sarita Venkat
Dance Advocate


Executive Director
: Anne Huang -

Festival Artistic Directors:
Patrick Makuakāne -
Latanya d. Tigner -
Māhealani Uchiyama -

Festival Managing Director: Arlene Kato -

Production Manager: Sonia D. Pina -

Senior Production Consultant: Jack Carpenter

Marketing and Communications Director: Terry Conway -

Strategic Advisor: Bruce Davis

Public Relations: Scott Horton -

Bookkeeper: Fred Tse

Production Intern: Sachiko Nagai-Kobori

Core Volunteers: Cora Barnes, Valarie George, Gigi Jensen, Sadie McFarlane,
Janie Revelo, Gloria Vlachos


Festival Graphic Design:
Jason Fuges
Basic 8 Creative

Web Development and Maintenance:
Third Strand, Inc.

Web Design:
Erika Bauer
ebStudios Creative

RJ Muna

Steven Blumenkranz

Mark Muntean Fine Art Photography

Bonnie Kamin

Research and writing for program and website pages:
Patti Trimble 2008-present


2019 Festival Production Team

Technical Director: Sean Riley
Scenic Designer: Sean Riley
Lighting Designer: Patty-Ann Farrell
Sound Designer: Calvin LL Jones
Stage Manager: Janeen Johnson
Assistant Stage Manager: Nikita Kadam
Backstage Manager / Production Assistant: Dudley Flores
Backstage Check-in Manager: Selina Lewis
Backstage Runners: Zel Farrell-Alvarado, Kimberly Harvey-Scott, Krista Lane,
Emma Levine, Alex White
Front of House Manager: Cookie Harrist
Patron Services Manager: Michael D. Lee
Donor Services Coordinators: Trishya Movilla, Sachiko Nagai-Kobori,
Andréa Spearman
Hospitality Coordinator: Abby Stein
Videographer: Rapt Productions

2019 Festival Auditions Production Team

Stage Manager: Patty-Ann Farrell
Assistant Stage Manager: Kilian Farrell-Alvarado
Backstage Manager and Production Assistant: Dudley Flores
Backstage Runner: Kimberly Harvey-Scott, Selina Lewis, and Sachiko Nagai-Kobori
Front of House Manager: Maude Wilson
Admissions Manager: Rick Perotti
Usher Manager: Eyla Moore and Dara Taylor
Patron Services Manager: Kimberly Harvey-Scott and Rob Taylor
Patron Services Associate: Tisha Chinn
Merchandise Manager: Andréa Spearman
Donor Development Associate: Cora Barnes, Coco Duhon-Kelley, Trishya Movilla,
and Sachiko Nagai-Kobori
Patron Services Volunteer: Gigi Jensen
Videographer: Rapt Productions
Photographer: William Lee
Hospitality: Diane Theodorelos/Cow Hollow Catering

Advisory Council

Brenda Berlin
Arts Education Consultant
Former Executive Director of Young Audiences of No. California

Bernard Boudreaux
Retired Senior Manager, Community Relations, Target Corporation

Blanche Brown
Community Arts Advocate
Dancer and Founder of Group Petit le Croix

Julia Cheng
Community Arts Advocate

Lanie Denslow
President, PDI-POA: Protocol Officers Association

Diane Goldsmith
Artist-Agent, Graphic Designer, Square Moon Productions

Dennis Jang
CFO, Trans Pacific National Bank

Marc Kasky
Nonprofit Arts Leader, Former Executive Director, Fort Mason Center

David Lei
Former President, International Sources
Founder, Chinese Performing Arts Foundation

Esther Li
CPA, Foundation for Deep Ecology

Lynn Luckow
CEO, LikeMinded

Fiona Ma
California State Treasurer

David Roche
Executive Director, Western Folklife Center