BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOSIE LANE

Art Director

Ashley Gayle graduated from UC Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Management. After moving back home to the Bay Area, she’s performed with the Alayo Dance Company, PUSH Dance Company, LV Dance Collective, the David Herrera Dance Company, Mix'd Ingrdnts, and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Ashley Gayle also enjoys teaching youth and adults throughout the Bay Area; including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, John Muir Elementary, UC Berkeley/CalPerformances Ailey Camp, Cal State East Bay, Las Positas College, Albany & Novato High School, PUSH Outreach, amongst many others. Her current endeavor is Co-Directing Visceral Roots Dance Company, and presenting choreography rooted in telling stories inspired by social justice for minorities. She has presented work through PUSHfest, The Black Choreographers Festival, SAFEhouse, as well as others. Arts Administration has also been an integral part of her career. Ashley worked as a Front Desk Program Manager with Shawl-Anderson for over 5 years, and is now working for K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS as Program Manager.

MARTIN REED

Head of Sales

Ashley Gayle graduated from UC Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Management. After moving back home to the Bay Area, she’s performed with the Alayo Dance Company, PUSH Dance Company, LV Dance Collective, the David Herrera Dance Company, Mix'd Ingrdnts, and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Ashley Gayle also enjoys teaching youth and adults throughout the Bay Area; including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, John Muir Elementary, UC Berkeley/CalPerformances Ailey Camp, Cal State East Bay, Las Positas College, Albany & Novato High School, PUSH Outreach, amongst many others. Her current endeavor is Co-Directing Visceral Roots Dance Company, and presenting choreography rooted in telling stories inspired by social justice for minorities. She has presented work through PUSHfest, The Black Choreographers Festival, SAFEhouse, as well as others. Arts Administration has also been an integral part of her career. Ashley worked as a Front Desk Program Manager with Shawl-Anderson for over 5 years, and is now working for K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS as Program Manager.

CARLA JONES

Product Manager

Ashley Gayle graduated from UC Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Management. After moving back home to the Bay Area, she’s performed with the Alayo Dance Company, PUSH Dance Company, LV Dance Collective, the David Herrera Dance Company, Mix'd Ingrdnts, and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Ashley Gayle also enjoys teaching youth and adults throughout the Bay Area; including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, John Muir Elementary, UC Berkeley/CalPerformances Ailey Camp, Cal State East Bay, Las Positas College, Albany & Novato High School, PUSH Outreach, amongst many others. Her current endeavor is Co-Directing Visceral Roots Dance Company, and presenting choreography rooted in telling stories inspired by social justice for minorities. She has presented work through PUSHfest, The Black Choreographers Festival, SAFEhouse, as well as others. Arts Administration has also been an integral part of her career. Ashley worked as a Front Desk Program Manager with Shawl-Anderson for over 5 years, and is now working for K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS as Program Manager.

CARLA JONES

Product Manager

Ashley Gayle graduated from UC Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Management. After moving back home to the Bay Area, she’s performed with the Alayo Dance Company, PUSH Dance Company, LV Dance Collective, the David Herrera Dance Company, Mix'd Ingrdnts, and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Ashley Gayle also enjoys teaching youth and adults throughout the Bay Area; including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, John Muir Elementary, UC Berkeley/CalPerformances Ailey Camp, Cal State East Bay, Las Positas College, Albany & Novato High School, PUSH Outreach, amongst many others. Her current endeavor is Co-Directing Visceral Roots Dance Company, and presenting choreography rooted in telling stories inspired by social justice for minorities. She has presented work through PUSHfest, The Black Choreographers Festival, SAFEhouse, as well as others. Arts Administration has also been an integral part of her career. Ashley worked as a Front Desk Program Manager with Shawl-Anderson for over 5 years, and is now working for K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS as Program Manager.

MARTIN REED

Head of Sales

Ashley Gayle graduated from UC Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Management. After moving back home to the Bay Area, she’s performed with the Alayo Dance Company, PUSH Dance Company, LV Dance Collective, the David Herrera Dance Company, Mix'd Ingrdnts, and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Ashley Gayle also enjoys teaching youth and adults throughout the Bay Area; including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, John Muir Elementary, UC Berkeley/CalPerformances Ailey Camp, Cal State East Bay, Las Positas College, Albany & Novato High School, PUSH Outreach, amongst many others. Her current endeavor is Co-Directing Visceral Roots Dance Company, and presenting choreography rooted in telling stories inspired by social justice for minorities. She has presented work through PUSHfest, The Black Choreographers Festival, SAFEhouse, as well as others. Arts Administration has also been an integral part of her career. Ashley worked as a Front Desk Program Manager with Shawl-Anderson for over 5 years, and is now working for K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS as Program Manager.

JOSIE LANE

Art Director

Ashley Gayle graduated from UC Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Management. After moving back home to the Bay Area, she’s performed with the Alayo Dance Company, PUSH Dance Company, LV Dance Collective, the David Herrera Dance Company, Mix'd Ingrdnts, and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Ashley Gayle also enjoys teaching youth and adults throughout the Bay Area; including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, John Muir Elementary, UC Berkeley/CalPerformances Ailey Camp, Cal State East Bay, Las Positas College, Albany & Novato High School, PUSH Outreach, amongst many others. Her current endeavor is Co-Directing Visceral Roots Dance Company, and presenting choreography rooted in telling stories inspired by social justice for minorities. She has presented work through PUSHfest, The Black Choreographers Festival, SAFEhouse, as well as others. Arts Administration has also been an integral part of her career. Ashley worked as a Front Desk Program Manager with Shawl-Anderson for over 5 years, and is now working for K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS as Program Manager.

MARTIN REED

Head of Sales

Ashley Gayle graduated from UC Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Management. After moving back home to the Bay Area, she’s performed with the Alayo Dance Company, PUSH Dance Company, LV Dance Collective, the David Herrera Dance Company, Mix'd Ingrdnts, and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Ashley Gayle also enjoys teaching youth and adults throughout the Bay Area; including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, John Muir Elementary, UC Berkeley/CalPerformances Ailey Camp, Cal State East Bay, Las Positas College, Albany & Novato High School, PUSH Outreach, amongst many others. Her current endeavor is Co-Directing Visceral Roots Dance Company, and presenting choreography rooted in telling stories inspired by social justice for minorities. She has presented work through PUSHfest, The Black Choreographers Festival, SAFEhouse, as well as others. Arts Administration has also been an integral part of her career. Ashley worked as a Front Desk Program Manager with Shawl-Anderson for over 5 years, and is now working for K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS as Program Manager.

CARLA JONES

Product Manager

Ashley Gayle graduated from UC Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Management. After moving back home to the Bay Area, she’s performed with the Alayo Dance Company, PUSH Dance Company, LV Dance Collective, the David Herrera Dance Company, Mix'd Ingrdnts, and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Ashley Gayle also enjoys teaching youth and adults throughout the Bay Area; including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, John Muir Elementary, UC Berkeley/CalPerformances Ailey Camp, Cal State East Bay, Las Positas College, Albany & Novato High School, PUSH Outreach, amongst many others. Her current endeavor is Co-Directing Visceral Roots Dance Company, and presenting choreography rooted in telling stories inspired by social justice for minorities. She has presented work through PUSHfest, The Black Choreographers Festival, SAFEhouse, as well as others. Arts Administration has also been an integral part of her career. Ashley worked as a Front Desk Program Manager with Shawl-Anderson for over 5 years, and is now working for K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS as Program Manager.

CARLA JONES

Product Manager

Ashley Gayle graduated from UC Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Management. After moving back home to the Bay Area, she’s performed with the Alayo Dance Company, PUSH Dance Company, LV Dance Collective, the David Herrera Dance Company, Mix'd Ingrdnts, and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Ashley Gayle also enjoys teaching youth and adults throughout the Bay Area; including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, John Muir Elementary, UC Berkeley/CalPerformances Ailey Camp, Cal State East Bay, Las Positas College, Albany & Novato High School, PUSH Outreach, amongst many others. Her current endeavor is Co-Directing Visceral Roots Dance Company, and presenting choreography rooted in telling stories inspired by social justice for minorities. She has presented work through PUSHfest, The Black Choreographers Festival, SAFEhouse, as well as others. Arts Administration has also been an integral part of her career. Ashley worked as a Front Desk Program Manager with Shawl-Anderson for over 5 years, and is now working for K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS as Program Manager.

MARTIN REED

Head of Sales

Ashley Gayle graduated from UC Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Management. After moving back home to the Bay Area, she’s performed with the Alayo Dance Company, PUSH Dance Company, LV Dance Collective, the David Herrera Dance Company, Mix'd Ingrdnts, and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Ashley Gayle also enjoys teaching youth and adults throughout the Bay Area; including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, John Muir Elementary, UC Berkeley/CalPerformances Ailey Camp, Cal State East Bay, Las Positas College, Albany & Novato High School, PUSH Outreach, amongst many others. Her current endeavor is Co-Directing Visceral Roots Dance Company, and presenting choreography rooted in telling stories inspired by social justice for minorities. She has presented work through PUSHfest, The Black Choreographers Festival, SAFEhouse, as well as others. Arts Administration has also been an integral part of her career. Ashley worked as a Front Desk Program Manager with Shawl-Anderson for over 5 years, and is now working for K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS as Program Manager.

 

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JOIN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The SADC  Board actively supports the life and future of Shawl-Anderson Dance Center.  We are devoted to a dance center that provides a noncompetitive, inclusive and supportive community for dancers and dancemakers, with diversity, racial equality, and justice as our guiding principles.  We welcome fresh voices, new energy, multiple points of view, and people of all backgrounds, cultures, and races with a strong commitment to our mission, vision, and values.

In its official capacity, the Board of Directors governs and holds fiduciary responsibility for SADC. The primary means of governance are:

  • Developing, reflecting, and maintaining the Mission, Vision, Values of Shawl-Anderson and its history. 

  • Setting policy and providing direction for the organization by establishing a multi-year strategic plan, approval of the annual budget and monitoring financial performance.

  • Donor outreach and development of both major gifts and community-based support.

  • Developing and adopting policies/programs that broaden and address racial diversity and inclusiveness, and ensure equity.

  • Hiring and overseeing the Executive Director and Artistic Director.

 

In addition to the complications the pandemic has brought, we are at a moment with a lot of work to be done, including:

  • Expanding and supporting SADC as an equity-centered, anti-racist organization.

  • Wrestling with the limitations of our space (when we are in the building again)...

  • Assisting in designing and implementing new internal structures that promote communication and transparency, reciprocity, equity in decision making, and a healthy working atmosphere.

  • Advising/developing/supporting new revenue streams.

  • Acting as a sounding board about dance programming and curating, dance education, teaching dance, and dance pedagogy.

  • Advising/developing/implementing fundraising campaigns.

 

If you are interested in learning more about a Board role, please contact board@shawl-anderson.org