Join the the Board: visit our Get Involved page.


Mark DeGarmo, PhD, BFA; Founder, Executive & Artistic Director

Jan Hanvik, MA, BFA; Development Officer

Hannah DeGarmo, BA; Operations, Archives & Marketing Analyst

Garth Velazquez, BA; Bookkeeper

Callie Hatchett, MFA, MS, BA; Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

Claudia Rightmire, BA; Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

Marie Baker-Lee, BA; Dancer/Performer

Luis Gabriel Zaragoza, BFA; Dancer/Performer

Advisory Council

Join our Strategic Planning Task Force or Advisory Group, visit our Get Involved page.

Arts Administration, Fundraising, and Citizen Leadership Interns

Jenavieve Adams

Jenavieve Adams is an aspiring professional dancer attending college in NYC to pursue her dream, and along the way she wants to foster more exposure and respect for the performing arts.

Sebastian Leung


Sebastian Leung is a Senior at Macaulay Honors College studying Political Science and Business. He hopes to pursue a career in law and to be able to do pro bono work for those in underserved communities.

Tasnova Osmani

Tasnova Osmani is a medical student at Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and aspires to establish nonprofit organizations, like MDD, that offer services such as a community garden, nutritional meal prep classes, lifestyle health workshops, STEM programs, and art-based programs.

Alanna Rygelski

Alanna Rygelski is a senior dual-major at Slippery Rock University studying Dance and Integrated Marketing Communication.

Carson Simpson

Carson Simpson is originally from Algona, Iowa. He is currently a junior at The University of Iowa double majoring in Dance and Business with an emphasis in Arts Management.