CORPS de Ballet, International
Membership of Standing Committees 2017-2018
Presidents’ Planning Council
Chair: Shani Robison – President
Members: Catherine Horta-Hayden – Past-President, Anjali Austin- President Elect
Oversees and coordinates all aspects of the organization, committees, and annual conferences.
Chair: Catherine Horta-Hayden
Members: Shani Robison, Anjali Austin, Rose Flachs
Oversees the nomination, selection, and awarding of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Service Award. Coordinates all aspects of the Lifetime Achievement Award Banquet.
Chair: Catherine Horta-Hayden
Members: Shani Robison, Anjali Austin
Coordinates the selection and awarding of the Early Bird Award, Conference Presenter Scholarship, and Basil Thompson Memorial Scholarship.
Strategic and Long Range Planning
Chair: Catherine Horta-Hayden (2014-2016)
Members (Past Presidents): Sharon Garber (2000-2002), Christine Knoblauch-O’Neal (2004-2006), David Curwen (2006-2008), Elizabeth Gillaspy (2008-2010), Paula Weber (2010-2012), Nola Nolen (2012-2014), Judith Chazin-Bennahum (LAA Recipient and Consultant)
Analyzes current trends in relation to organizational history as they relate to the mission of the organization. Makes recommendations to the board in support of long range and strategic planning
Bylaws and Constitution
Chair: Paula Weber
Members: Molly Lynch, Cydney Spohn
Fields inquiries about the CORPS bylaws and constitution, ensures the organization’s adherence to the bylaws and constitution, and prepares board and member approved amendments.
Alerts the board of any discrepancies between the bylaws and constitution and maintains the accuracy of the documents.
Archives and History/Conference Proceedings
Co-Chairs: Jessica Zeller, Molly Faulkner
Members: Rose Flachs, Jamie Johnson, Richard Allan Ploch, Cydney Spohn
Documents the organization’s history through the archival of photographs, videos, letters, press releases, agendas, and minutes. Coordinates the organization and physical or digital archiving of these documents.
Nominations and Elections
Members: Lisa Fusillo, Cydney Spohn
Oversees nominations of officers and board members and conducts the elections/voting at annual conferences.
Membership (and Recruitment)
Co-Chairs: Sandra Perez, Courtney Harris
Members: Tanya Berg, Melissa Bobick, Carrie Cheng, Jay Kim, Yvonne Racz Key, Christa St. John, Pedro Szalay
Recruits and retains members; manages membership and retention lists, reaches out to new members and connects them to existing members, creates a yearly newsletter.
Support and Mentoring
Chair: Karen Dearborn
Members: Lisa Fusillo, Tauna Hunter,Joan Buttram, Rita Snyder, Delia Neil
Aids CORPS members with support towards retention, tenure, promotion, and professional equivalency (when needed) including external evaluations.
External Relations and Outreach
Chair: Teresa Cooper
Members: Patricia Cohen, General Hambrick, Thomas Vicanti, Jeffrey Rockland
Creates links and deepens connections with other dance organizations.
Website and Technology
Co-Chairs: David Curwen, Charles Flachs
Assesses and responds to CORPS technology needs; updates website and social media pages.