Created to inspire engagement and discussion, DANConversations is an interview series that includes members of the DANC community.

The Founders: Evvie Allison, David Gonsier, and Alex Rodabaugh

This episode features the founders of Dance Artists’ National Collective: Evvie Allison, David Gonsier, and Alex Rodabaugh. Find out how they met, the challenges of creating and establishing a grassroots organization, and their advice for young dance workers. The conversation was facilitated by communications team member, Joy-Marie Thompson.

Antuan Byers, Cat Kirk, Cemiyon Barber, Christina “Coco” Smith, Minga Prather, Nathaniel Hunt, and Nick Brentley

Social media team members, Joy-Marie Thompson and Mikaela Brandon, speak to some of the Black members of DANC and discuss their unique experiences advocating for a safe equitable dance community.

April Biggs

Social media team member, Réka Echerer, speaks to April Biggs regarding disability access within the dance community.

Garnet Henderson

Social media team member, Rebecca Margolick, speaks to Garnet Henderson on her writing, abortion advocacy, and dance.

Antuan Byers

Social media team member, Joy-Marie Thompson, interviews fellow DANC member Antuan Byers where they discuss dance workers’ rights, Black Dance Change Makers, and dreams of the future of dance.