Directors

Jamuna Chiarini

 

Founder

Jamuna Chiarini is the founder of The Outlet Dance Project. She has been a dance artist, writer and producer from the West Coast to the East Coast for most of her life. She has performed professionally in dance works by many great artists but most recently with Subashini Ganeshan, Randee Paufve, Linda Austin and Linda K. Johnson In Portland Oregon. She has performed with Pennsylvania Dance Theatre, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Theatre, Acrodance Theatre, Opera Festival of New Jersey, New Jersey Opera Theatre, The Opera Company of Philadelphia and Kalamandir Dance Company, in which she was a founding member and co-choreographer.

 

She is also the co-founder of Co/Mission-a new performance project in Portland Oregon that shifts the paradigm of who initiates the creation process of new choreography by bringing the artistic vision into the hands of the dance performer.

 

Jamuna is also a dance writer for Oregon Arts Watch, an online publication dedicated to Oregon’s Arts and Culture located in Portland Oregon.

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Ann Robideaux

Associate Director

Ann Robideaux, is a choreographer, dance film-maker and educator.  Concentrating on site-specific dance, her works have taken over the audience seats of Dance New Amsterdam, the historic Frying Pan and Lilac WWII lightships, the fountain of Galapagos and the steps of the Eldridge Street Synagogue in NYC.  Her dance films have been created for NYC Dances: Sternberg Park, Ntl Public Radio online and the Rave of Mestizas, Argentina.  Apart from original works, she has choreographed numerous straight plays and musicals and just completed her first dance film documentary.  She is also the Dance and Theater coordinator at Princeton Day School. More at www.AnnMakesDances.com

donia salem harhoor

Executive Director

donia salem harhoor (she/they) is a queer Disabled egyptian-american bibliophile. Founder of the Duniya Collective, she is a principal dancer and choreographer with Sakshi Productions. She has been a student of acclaimed Odissi dance guru, Durga Charan Ranbir for the past 19 years and works closely with the virtuosic, Rahul Acharya.

 

An alumna of Community of Writers, Open Mouth Poetry Retreat, and Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute, harhoor was Grounds For Sculpture's inaugural Performing Artist in Residence. donia is a member of the Brown Girl in the Ring Collective, their poetry has appeared in Anomaly, Ballet Review, and Sukoon magazines, the Written Here Poetry Review, and is forthcoming in an anthology of SWANA love poems. She is one of Swim Pony’s TrailOff Project authors. They are an apprentice of Karen Rose of Sacred Vibes Apothecary. An ardent believer in game night, donia has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. Learn more at doniasalemharhoor.com.