Meet Our Staff

Nancy Kleaver (she/her)

Executive Director

Nancy has worked for over two decades to make arts learning equitable for all children and has a track record of leading organizations through times of growth and change.

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Eve Wolff (she/her)

Deputy Director

Eve has spent over 20 years in the NYC performing arts and arts education sectors and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable.

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Yvonne Winborne (she/her)

Education Director

Yvonne is a passionate educator, dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and mental health advocate.

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Ellen Claycomb (she/her)

Development Director

As the Director of Development at Dancing Classrooms, Ellen Claycomb’s passion for the arts blends with her extensive experience in nonprofit fundraising. Her two-decade-long career has seen her working diligently to raise funds and support causes that resonate with her values.

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Ivelisse Garcia (she/her/ella)

Senior Manager, Finance & Operations

With a long career as a dancer, fitness instructor and dance educator, Ivelisse joined Dancing Classrooms in 2008 as a Teaching Artist before becoming a full time staff member.

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Mary McCatty (she/her)

Senior Manager, Program Operations

A lifelong dancer, Mary has spent her career teaching, choreographing and performing all over the world, and first joined Dancing Classrooms as a Teaching Artist in 2005.

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Annamaria Diamant (she/her)

Program Manager

Annamaria is an experienced dancer and educator with over 10 years of experience working in dance studios, NYC public schools, after-school programs and early childhood movement classes.

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Victoria Malvagno (she/her)

Program Manager

A veteran of Dancing Classrooms for over 20 years, Victoria has supported students’ dance journeys as a Teaching Artist, Senior Educational Liaison, and Program Manager.

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Molly Fagan (she/her)

Development Manager

Molly Fagan was born and raised in NYC, and is a proud alum of the Dancing Classrooms program from P.S 196. She recently graduated from NYU with a Master’s in Performing Arts Administration.

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Ieshia Henry (she/her)

Operations Coordinator

Ieshia gaduated from CUNY Hunter College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Fun fact about me is that I did tap, jazz, and ballet from 4 years old through high school!

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Lu Mejia (she/her)

Communications & Content Coordinator

Lu Mejia (she/her) is a bilingual, professional dancer, content edito and photographer from Bogotá, Colombia based in New York City, who is looking to make an impact and direct change through arts, culture and community spaces.

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Meet Our Senior Teaching Artists!

Teaching Artists

Annika Hileman

Anri Nakano Green

Aviva Bumgardner

Barbara Barr

Beata Terrasi

Carmen Mendoza

Carolyn Cryer

Catherine Correa

Cynthia Reitman

Dwayne Beach

Enrico Mayuga

Ginger Tidwell-Walker

Isabelle Goodman

Jacob Licona

Jasmine Oton

Jennifer Murmylo

Juanita Winston

Julieta Valero

Lauren Belcher

Lisa Leonard

Marlon Mills

Nadia Khayralla

Ray Davis

Rachael Davidson

Xin Tan

Mary Suk

Yloy Ybarra

Yolette Yellow Duke

Buddy Teaching Artists

Diego Ajuz

Linda Camardo

Manuel Rojas

Board of Trustees

Dr. Jephtha Tausig, Chair
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Non-Profit Volunteer

Patrice Tanaka, Vice Chair
Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC

Ron Aizen
Counsel at Paul Weiss

Biana Arbit, Secretary
Head of Client Analytics Technology, RBC Capital Markets

Yang Chen
Executive Director, Asian American Bar Association of New York

Harry Chung, Treasurer
Realtor, Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Non-Profit Volunteer

Regina Hardatt
Assistant Lower School Director for Inclusive Teaching and Learning at the Pingry School

Vrinda Mishra
Head of Trade Marketing, Wella

Co-Founders and Directors Emeriti

Pierre Dulaine
Founder of American Ballroom Theater and Dancing Classrooms, Board Member Emeritus

Yvonne Marceau
Co-founder of American Ballroom Theater and Dancing Classrooms, Board Member Emeritus


Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility(IDEA) Working Group

Diego Ajuz
Nancy Kleaver
Enrico Mayuga
Marlon Mills
Patrice Tanaka
Eve Wolff
Marielle Young