Dance Heritage Coalition Board of Directors


The DHC Board of Directors is composed of nationally distinguished archivists, curators, and scholars designated by each of the dance archives that are core members of the DHC.

Read about our Board Members in the news!

Martha Briggs, Treasurer
Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Newberry Library

Nena Couch
Head, Thompson Special Collections
Curator and Professor, The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
The Ohio State University

Genie Guerard, Secretary
Head, Manuscripts Division
UCLA Library Special Collections

Dean Jeffrey
Director of Archives and Preservation
American Dance Festival

Dawn Lille, Vice-Chair
Board of Directors
Dance Notation Bureau, Inc.

Muriel Maffre
Executive Director
Museum of Performance + Design

Cecily Marcus
Curator, Performing Arts Archives
University of Minnesota Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Norton Owen
Director of Preservation
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Betsy Peterson
Director of American Folklife Center
Library of Congress

Susan Pyzynski
Co-director of Houghton Library
Acting Director of Harvard Theatre Collection
Associate Librarian for Technical Services at Houghton Library

Jan Schmidt, Chair
Curator, Jerome Robbins Dance Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center