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Christy Bolingbroke

Founding Executive/Artistic Director
National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron - NCCAkron
Akron, OH


As the Founding Executive/Artistic Director for the National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron), Christy Bolingbroke is responsible for setting the curatorial vision and sustainable business model to foster research and development in dance.  Previously, she served as the Deputy Director for Advancement at ODC in San Francisco, overseeing curation and performance programming as well as marketing and development organization-wide.  A key aspect of her position included managing a unique three-year artist-in-residence program for dance artists; guiding and advising them in all aspects of creative development and administration.  Prior to ODC, she was the Director of Marketing at the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, NY.

Ms. Bolingbroke earned a B.A. in Dance from the University of California, Los Angeles; an M.A. in Performance Curation from Wesleyan University; and is a graduate of the Arts Management Fellowship program at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is a former Board President of the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles; a founding member of Emerging Leaders for New York Arts; a retired board member of California Presenters; and a consulting advisor for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation Management initiative.  Bolingbroke curated the 2020 American Dance Platform at The Joyce Theater; and in 2017, DANCE Magazine named her among the national list of most influential people in dance today.

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