Panel Report Dance Level 3 and Projects


TO: Florida Council on Arts and Culture
FROM: Holly Raschein, Panel Chair
DATE: August 27, 2015

Dance Level 3 and Projects Panel, Meeting Report and Recommendations

The Dance Level 3 and Projects grant panel meeting was held via teleconference on August 27, 2015. Nine (9) eligible applications were reviewed and all were recommended for funding.

A complete list of all reviewed applications, with the request amounts and final scores, is provided in the following sections.

Panel comment was as follows:

There were no panel comments.

Public comment was as follows:

There were no public comments.

Panel Biographies

Josephine Garibaldi

Leon County

  • Chair, School of Dance, Florida State University; Artistic Director, Callous Physical Theatre
  • An interdisciplinary performing artist, educator and administrator dedicated to fostering collaborative art-making across communities, disciplines and cultures regionally, nationally and internationally through a dialogic practice of art-making and pedagogy.
  • Collaboratively devised over 20 original performance, installation and digital works.
  • Founding member of award winning Barefoot Studios and the Barefoot Collective; producer/director of site-specific performance festivals SiteWorks: Dance on Tour; SiteWorks 2006, SiteWorks 2009, Train and Big Dance/Little Space; education director for all-ages interdisciplinary arts programs; chair of a municipal arts council; and past director of dance at Idaho State University.
  • 2013/2014 Fulbright Scholar, Choreography and Contemporary Dance, Riga, Latvia
  • M.F.A, Dance, UC Irvine; M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Creative Arts, CSU, San Francisco; B.A., Dance, CSU Long Beach

Delma Iles

Miami-Dade County

  • Founder and Director of Momentum Dance Company and Coordinator for the Dance Program at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Miami, Florida
  • Previously danced with the Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Atlanta Ballet and she has choreographed two off-Broadway shows, several works for the Greater Miami Opera (Now Florida Grand Opera) and the Miami Chamber Symphony and work for the Florida Shakespeare Festival
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for Arts Action Alliance (a South Florida based arts advocacy group), and formerly served on the statewide Boards of Arts for a Complete Education and the Florida Dance Association
  • B.A., Teaching of Ballet, Virginia Intermont College; M.F.A, Dance, New York University

Kathleen Klein

Palm Beach County

  • Founding Chair and Professor of Dance, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Previously, Executive Director, Klein Dance Inc. and Klein Dance Company; Dance Teacher, Palm Beach Community College; taught dance technique and dance appreciation courses at Florida Atlantic University
  • Current board member, Florida Dance Education Organization and the CedC Leadership Team at the Palm Beach Cultural Council
  • Ph.D. in Global Leadership, Lynn University; MFA, Theatre, Florida Atlantic University

Jodee Nimerichter

Durham, North Carolina

  • Director, American Dance Festival, Durham, North Carolina
  • Previously, Co-Director, American Dance Festival, Durham, North Carolina and Co-Producer, Thirteen/WNET
  • B.A., Arts Administration, New York University

Karen Peterson

Miami-Dade County

  • Executive Director and Artistic Director, Karen Peterson and Dancers and the Excello Dance Space, Miami, Florida
  • Partnered with Arts for Learning and The Children's Trust and is a longtime teaching artist, performer and trainer for Very Special Arts Florida
  • Founding member of “danceable,” an annual conference of “mixed-ability” research and an improvisational women’s troupe “dancersImprovgroup”
  • Recipient of Choreographic Fellowship Awards from the Division of Cultural Affairs in 1995 and 2005; Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs Dance Fellowship Awards in 2006 and 2010; New Forms Florida Grants; Artist Access Development Grant; City of Miami Award;  danceAble Award from the Florida Dance Association; Tigertail

Adam Schnell

Indian River County

  • Founder and Artistic Director/CEO, Ballet Vero Beach
  • Previously, Resident Choreographer, Omaha Theater Ballet and Sarasota Ballet; Director of Dance for Riverside Children’s Theatre
  • As a professional dancer he has performed with the Channel Islands Ballet, Omaha Theater Ballet, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, and Nevada Ballet Theater
  • B.A., Arts Management and Dance Education, Empire State College; M.S., Arts Administration, Drexel University

Richard Steinert

Escambia County

  • Artistic Director, Ballet Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida
  • Previously, Artistic Director, Ballet Theatre Company, Hartford, Connecticut and Founding Director, Connecticut Contemporary Ballet Theatre
  • B. A., Theatre and Dance, Catawba College

Panel Recommendations

Date & Time August 27, 2015 9:00 AM - to conclusion
Application Types

GPS - Discipline-Based (Dance): Level 3
SCP - Discipline-Based (Dance)

This list contains the panel recommendations to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. This is not a final funding recommendation. Panel review is step 2 in a 4 step review process.

# App Num Applicant
Project Title
Application Type Request Recommendation Avg Score
1 Miami City Ballet, Inc.
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Dance (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 97.143
2 Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Inc.
Sarasota County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Dance (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 94.714
3 Orlando Ballet, Inc.
Orange County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Dance (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 93.714
4 Northwest Florida Ballet, Inc.
Okaloosa County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Dance (Level 3)
$97,903 $97,903 93.143
5 Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, Inc.
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Dance (Level 3)
$114,300 $114,300 93.000
6 Boca Ballet Theatre Company
Palm Beach County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Dance (Level 3)
$103,312 $103,312 91.000
7 Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, Inc.
A Doll's House
Miami-Dade County
SCP: Discipline-Based
$18,000 $18,000 90.333
8 Moving Current, Inc.
NewGrounds Festival 2017
Hillsborough County
SCP: Discipline-Based
$15,000 $15,000 87.571
9 The American Dance Competition, Inc.
Ballet Competition - Breaking Barriers
Seminole County
SCP: Discipline-Based
$15,000 $15,000 83.000