Lucia Choi-Dalton helps arts and other civic organizations develop leadership and financial resources. She was previously Vice Chair at Fort Mason Center, a former military base, turned urban National Park, and Vice Chair at Coro Center for Civic Leadership. Currently, she is President of the Board of Directors at Alonzo King LINES Ballet of San Francisco.
Bryn DeBeikes graduated from the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism with degrees in Public Relations and Speech Communications. She was co-chair for the inaugural USC Women’s Leadership Conference, a member of the USC Athletic Board of Councilors, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the USC Libraries and the USC Trojan League of Orange County.
Debbie Felix is an engaged USC parent and passionate dance enthusiast. Prior to becoming a full-time homemaker, she managed the offices of various law firms. Debbie Felix and her husband Michael have four children, two of whom have attended USC and dance competitively. Her connection and engagement with dance began over 20 years ago and continues today.
Glorya Kaufman’s love affair with dance began before she could walk. Through her visionary philanthropic leadership, the Glorya Kaufman Foundation has supported the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Juilliard, and now the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Glorya Kaufman’s generosity will ensure that future generations of students at USC will also experience the joy of dancing.
Nigel Lythgoe created the cultural sensation “So You Think You Can Dance,” and was involved in the creation of “Pop Idol” and “American Idol.” In addition to his extensive dance career and ongoing charitable work, Lythgoe is the only person to have danced in, choreographed, directed and produced the Royal Variety Performance for Her Majesty the Queen.
Anita Mann is the founder of Anita Mann Productions, a company specializing in stage, television and theatrical performances. Mann has been honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as one of America’s top five contemporary choreographers and is the recipient of six Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award win.
Renae Williams Niles
Renae Williams Niles has worked in arts administration for over 20 years and is the Vice President of Programming for The Music Center, overseeing all programming, including the dance series, family events and participatory activities. She is Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for the Western Arts Alliance, was on the Board of Trustees for Dance/USA and was a founding member of the board for the Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation.
Joe Tremaine is Founder and President of Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions and an internationally known dance educator, choreographer and performer who has worked on television and Broadway, in movies, videos, commercials, ballet companies, industrials and night clubs. He serves on the boards of many dance related organizations and is active in charity work.
Jim Vincent became the Artistic Director of Nederlands Dans Theater in 2009 and previously served as the Artistic Director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, following an extensive career as a dancer, teacher, ballet master and choreographer. He is currently Executive Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment.