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Review for Sarasota Contemporary Dance Inc, Sarasota, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a person with a background in dance and recognizing a need for a professional contemporary dance company in the Sarasota area, I consented to become a founding board member of Fuzion Dance Artists a little over 4 years ago. With each successive performance of an amazing new piece, I came to the realization that this was not just another addition to the local arts scene but one with outstandingly creative artistic directors. As a testimony to this, Artistic Director Leymis Bolanos Wilmott was recognized in the the November 2009 issue of SARASOTA MAGAZINE as one of 8 "fire powers" and "bright young lights and visionaries." In addition to performaning, the company has always contributed to the schools and the community through their outreach programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

experiencing exciting peformances of works by the artistic directors and guest choreographers, as well as in collaboration with other artists.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

to see it grow from a fledgling company to one of stature and renown in less than 4 years

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

pay the dancers a living wage with health and retirement benefits, hire a staff, open a school and provide scholarships for talented dancers, and build a permanent home for performing and education.

Ways to make it better...

I did not have the anxiety of having enough funds to realize its mission.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

are raising enough funds to keep on growing

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Because we have no paid executive director nor staff, I handle financial matters and assist in such adtivities as preparing programs for performances and promotional material.