Staff & Board of Directors
Founder // Creative Director
Any given time of the year you can find Alessi actively managing the big picture of DanceAbility from the DanceAbility headquarters office in Oregon, directing rehearsals for the DanceAbility Performance Company, or leading workshops and trainings in countries all over the world.
Master Teacher // Programs Director // Rehearsal Director
An artist, performer and movement educator, Jana currently works to grow the presence of DanceAbility in Oregon and is a Master Teacher of the DanceAbility method. A Contributing Choreographer and performer for JFDC, she also directs the company in Alessi's absence. She has mentored with Alessi since 2015.
Certified Teacher // Assistant Administrator // Performance Company Intern
Madeleine is a performance art and dance instructor based in Oregon, USA. Her passions for movement outreach and social justice intersect with inclusive dance and the DanceAbility method. Certified in Rome in 2015, she now assists both the administrative team and the performance company, and has performed and spoken on behalf of DAI.
2018 Board of Directors
To learn about potentially serving on the Board of Directors of DanceAbility International, please contact us.
Steve Christiansen, Behavioral Health Technology Consultant, President, Board of Directors
Connie Vandarakis, M.A., Master Teacher in DanceAbility, Vice-President, Board of Directors
Frances Bronet, M.Sc President of Pratt Institute, Member of the Board
Ken Doxsee, Ph.D. Member of the Board
Celia Hughes, VSA Texas, Member of the Board
India Harville, Master Teacher in DanceAbility, Member of the Board