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“The contemporary artist can do no less than to dedicate the power of his spirit and the flame of his art to bring light to the dark places.”


Dante Puleio

Artistic Director

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Logan Frances Kruger

Associate Artistic Director

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Administrative, Artistic & Technical Staff

​Louise Brownsberger

Production & Touring Manager

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Lighting Supervisor


Bill Schaffner

Stage Manager


Endorsed Master Teaching Faculty

Kathryn Alter

Bradley Beakes

Becky Brown

Sue Bernhard

Raphael Boumaïla

Jennifer Chin

Alice Condodina

Colin Connor

Natalie Desch

Roxane D'Orleans Juste

Kurt Douglas

Daniel Fetecua Soto

Carl Flink

Kristen Foote

Jonathan Fredrickson

Donna Krasnow

Ryoko Kudo

Daniel Lewis

Ashley Lindsey

Gary Masters

Brenna Monroe-Cook

Jesse Obremski

Stephen Pier

Pablo Ruvalcaba

Jennifer Scanlon

Sarah Stackhouse

Risa Steinberg

Nina Watt

Ivan Sacks, Chairman

Robert A. Meister, Treasurer

Tina Evans, Secretary 

Paula Carriço 

Kurt Douglas 

Sonia Garcia-Romero 

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Jonathan Leinbach M.D.

Cecilia Picón

Katrina Robinson

Alejandra Castro Rioseco (Special Advisor to the Board)

Elizagrace Madrone

Development Manager


Enzo Celli

Marketing Manager


Daniel Fetecua Soto

Trainee Program Director


Donnell Williams

Licensing Manager


Kiefer Rondina

Institute Coordinator


Lena Lauer

Director of Limón Institute

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Fiscal Administration

Pentacle (DanceWorks Inc.)

a non-profit management support organization for the performing arts

Touring Representation

Edward V. Schoelwer

Red Shell Management, LLC

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Michelle Tabnick

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Michelle Preston (she/her) joined the José Limón Dance Foundation as Executive Director in November 2022. She began her career in arts administration at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra before coming to New York City where she has worked with Urban Bush Women, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and the School of American Ballet. She began at SITI Company in 2012 and served as Executive Director from 2014-2022. While at SITI, Michelle produced 9 world premieres, 17 domestic and international tours, and 5 New York City seasons. She also led the multi-year strategic planning process that resulted in the SITI Legacy Plan, a comprehensive set of activities meant to celebrate the accomplishments and preserve the legacy of the ensemble before the organized and intentional sunset at the end of 2022. 


She holds an M.F.A. in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College and a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Northern Illinois University. Michelle spent six years as an adjunct faculty member for the Brooklyn College Performing Arts Management MFA program teaching fundraising as well as artistic and managerial decision making. From 2020-2021 she also served for 18-months as the Interim Program Head. She has guest lectured at Bard College, Columbia University, Columbia University Teachers College, Marymount Manhattan, NYU, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and St. Lawrence University. She has also served as a panelist for the Brooklyn Arts Council Regrant Program, the TCG Global Connections Grant, the ART/NY Nancy Quinn Fund, and the NAMT Innovation & Exploration Fund.

Michelle Preston

Executive Director
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