Dan Steinhilber

Dan Steinhilber, born in 1972 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, lives and works in Washington, D.C.  Steinhilber has presented solo exhibitions at museums including: the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; the Contemporary Art Museum Houston in Houston, Texas; the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland; the Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; The Cheekwo

Imran Qureshi

Imran Qureshi was born in Hyderabad, Pakistan in 1972. In 1993 he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National College of Art (NCA) in Lahore, where he started teaching shortly after. His work is firmly rooted in the tradition of miniature painting – a subject he still teaches at the NCA – whose acme in the region was reached during the Mughal Empire.

Jenny E. Sabin

Jenny E. Sabin is an architectural designer whose work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice — one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.

Maya Freelon

Maya Freelon is an award-winning artist whose artwork was described by poet Maya Angelou as “visualizing the truth about the vulnerability and power of the human being.” Her unique tissue paper work was also praised by the International Review of African American Art as a “vibrant, beating assemblage of color.”


Bridgman|Packer Dance

Through Bridgman|Packer’s signature integration of live performance and video technology, an ordinary box truck evolves from the utilitarian into a reimagined space, a micro-world of visions and transformation. Exploring how context changes perception, the work ranges from evocative to humorous, to sensuous, to wacky.


BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.

The Seven Deadly Sins - A New Production by Wolf Trap Opera in Partnership with Halcyon Featuring Dancers from Hong Kong Ballet

A stunning new production from the creators of the highly successful The Fall of the House of Usher, The Seven Deadly Sins is a ballet chanté (ballet with song), premiered in 1933 during a time of tremendous political and social upheaval.


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Committee Members

Kate Goodall

Co-Founder and CEO

Virginia Shore

Artistic Director, Visual Arts
Halcyon, By The People

Septime Webre

Artistic Director, Performing Arts
Halcyon, By The People

Dadi Akahvan

Founder and CEO

Jenny Bilfield

Washington Performing Arts

Ian Callender

Blind Whino SW Arts Club

Kevin Clinton

Chief Operating Officer
Federal City Council

Kate Damon

Kaze Design

Christopher B. Denby

Kimberly E. Douglas

Director, Theater Operations & Programming
Building Bridges Across the River

Rachel Goslins

Arts & Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution

Ava LaTanya Hilton

Executive Director

Philippa Hughes

Pink Line Project

Sarah Ingersoll

Irfana Jetha Noorani

Deputy Director
11th Street Bridge Park, a project of Building Bridges Across the River

Kay Kendall

Sandro Kereselidze

Founder/Art Director

Dorothy Kosinski

The Phillips Collection

Svetlana Legetic

BYT Media

Maryann Lombardi

Chief Creative Economy Officer
DC Office of Cable TV, Film, Music and Entertainment/202Creates

Nora Maccoby


Kuti Mack


Jennifer Maguire

Director of Strategy

Robin McClain

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Destination DC

Linn Meyers


Erik Moses

Senior VP and Managing Director, Sports & Entertainment
Events DC

Lee Anne Myslewski

Director, Artistic Administration
Wolf Trap Opera

Maggie O'Neill


Dan Rose

Director, Office of Event Management
Washington National Cathedral

Kim Sajet

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Jayne Sandman


Sanjit Sethi

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, George Washington University

Jessica Stafford Davis

The Agora Culture

Kate Warren


Katarina Weir

Executive Director
YOA Orchestra of the Americas

Karima Woods

Director, Business Development and Strategy
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

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