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Jayne Murphy, Building Caretaker/House Production Manager.Jayne Murphy, Building Caretaker/House Production Manager - ext. 14 or jayne@dancecomplex.org

 
 

Jennifer Magnuson, Contracts & Communications Manager.  Photo credit: Bill Parsons / Maximal Image.Jennifer Magnuson, Curriculum and Contracts Manager - ext. 12 or jennifer@dancecomplex.org

Jennifer started dancing at the age of three and continued at Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts and into college, receiving her Bachelors in Theater and Dance with a minor in French at the University of New Hampshire. Jennifer has been teaching classical ballet since 2004 in the greater Boston Area, she has been the Contracts and Communication Manager at the Dance Complex since December 2009. She also has danced with Angie Moon Dance Theatre, Dance Currants Inc, The Slutcracker, and currently dances with Audra Carabetta & Dancers.

 
 

Kara Fili, Engagement & Education Manager.Kara Fili, Project Lead - ext. 11 or kara@dancecomplex.org

Kara brings a background in dance, education, and non-profit management to The Dance Complex. A life-long adventurer and dancer, she enjoys all facets of the art form and continues to explore new genres and opportunities of integrating dance with other fields and practices.

She has enjoyed performing with such companies as Angie Moon Dance Theatre, Anikai Dance Theater, Benkadi Drum and Dance, Dance Currents, Danza Orgánica, Luminarium Dance Company, PDM: Public Displays of Motion, SPUNKandCOmpany and Elm City Dance Collective of New Haven, CT. She and her dance partner, Tara Weaver, have been commissioned to choreograph and perform site-specific works for Dance In The Fells 2012, Dance Museum Harvard Square 2014 and Union Square 2015 and The Franklin Park Art Grove 2015.

As a teacher she enjoys sharing dance with people of all ages and abilities and has taught for such organizations as Express Yourself, Inc., The Boston Ballet's Education and Community Initiatives program, Colleges of The Fenway and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción. She continues to expand this work to reach wider populations and make meaningful contributions to the greater community.

 
 

Peter DiMuro, Executive Director - ext. 16 or peter@dancecomplex.org

Peter DiMuro. Executive Director of The Dance Complex.Peter DiMuro has woven a career as a performer, choreographer, director, teacher, facilitator and arts engager, touring and teaching internationally.

He was Artistic Director of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange 2003-2008, capping a 15 year relationship as performer and lead-artist with the company founded by MacArthur "Genius" Lerman.

His current creative umbrella is Public Displays of Motion, a company that develops and performs artistic works and cultivates dance/arts literacy, advocacy and engagement. The company was recently awarded a Boston Center for the Arts residency, as well as the Boston Dance Alliance's 2014/15 Rehearsal and Retreat Fellowship. In his earlier Boston years, he created work with his own Peter DiMuro Performance Associates and danced with Gerri Houlihan, Ruth Birnberg, Susan Rose and in the eclectic repertory (Bebe Miller, Lucinda Childs, Charles Moulton, Wendy Perron) of Concert Dance Company. He made his professional debut at what is now The Dance Complex's Julie Ince Thompson Theatre.

Peter was named a White House Millennial Artist in 2000, a 1995 Mayor of Boston/ProArts Arts Award recipient, and his work has received grants/support from the National Performance Network, the Mass Artists’ Foundation, Mass Cultural Council, MetLife Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2010, he represented the US as an emissary for the Department of State in Madrid, teaching and adjudicating an international competition for emerging artists.

Peter has taught for Cornerstone Theatre Institute/LA, American Dance Festival and Bates Dance Festival and adjudicated American College Dance Festival Association regional conferences. He has been affiliated with Tufts University (artist in residence), Drexel University (associate professor), Michigan State University (guest artist/commissionee), American University, Emerson College, Boston University, The Boston Conservatory, and several college programs throughout his career.
Peter's work has appeared on tour and been commissioned by leading presenters, including The Kennedy Center/DC, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center/MD, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Dance Place/DC, DanceNOW at Joe’s Public Theatre/NY, Dance Umbrella, the Emerson Majestic, Bates Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, AURAS Dance/Lithuania, as well as on a nationally aired television commercial for the National Institute on Aging. He directed seminal projects for Dance Exchange, including “The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Project” and the 17-city tour of “Hallelujah Project”, both engaging communities in dialogue and action to make dance/theatre. His “Gumdrops and the Funny Uncle” looks at multiple definitions of what makes a family, in a work set at the winter holidays.

He has served on the boards of the Dance Umbrella/Boston, National Performance Network, Dance/USA, Capitol Region Educators in Dance Organization, and as a mentor and panelist for New England Foundation for the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council, DC Commission for the Arts. He is host and creative consultant to VelocityDC, an annual DC based showcase for the region’s eclectic dance companies.

He received an MFA in Dance from Connecticut College under Martha Myers; a BFA in Theatre from Drake University, with early study with Sally Garfield, and continued study in New York, Boston and at the American Dance Festival. Originally from Round Lake, IL (population, circa 1970: 250), he is the youngest of three children, the son of the Chief of Police (Dad) and a machinist /gal Friday (Mom). He has a niece named for the Crayola crayon, Sienna.

 
     
 

BOARD

Mary McCarthy, Chairperson

Ann Brown, Secretary

Bill Parsons

Christopher McHallam

Messages for the Board may be sent to: theboard@dancecomplex.org

 
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