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.

Ann Robideaux

Associate Director

Ann Robideaux is a choreographer, dance presenter and educator.  She has shown her work in venues through out the U.S. including the Judson Church, the Merce Cunningham Theater, the American Dance Festival, and the Moscow Contemporary Dance Festival.  As a co-artistic director of Ann And Alexx Make Dances, she has presented site-specifc work at the Frying Pan and Lilac Steamships on the Hudson River, the theater seats of Dance New Amsterdam, and the historic Eldridge Street Synogogue.  Ann is currently a choreographer and dance teacher for Princeton Day School as well as the founding director of Asana Alphabet, yoga for children in schools (www.AsanaAlphabet.com).  As a dance filmmaker, recent works have been screened at the Rave de Danza/Mestizas in Rosario, Argentina; The Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, and featured on National Public Radio's tribute to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
More at www.annmakesdances.com.

donia salem

Executive Director

donia salem’s work is driven by a desire to investigate how identity and experience are informed by place, language, lineage, migration, disease, and gender. Exploring points of intersection, shared existential borders, and the metaphoric, allegoric, and choreographic embodiment of transitions between traditions inspires and informs her life and practices.

She was first drawn to the Classical Indian dance form of Odissi because of its sacred roots, shapes, and grace. salem is a student of acclaimed Odissi Guru, Durga Charan Ranbir, and works closely with Rahul Acharya. Performances include Princeton University, The Sheen Center, The Painted Bride, Alvin Ailey, and From the Horse’s Mouth: Indian Dance in America & Celebrating Egyptian Dance.

 

In addition to her work with The Outlet Dance Project, donia is a principle dancer and choreographer with Sakshi Productions, is part of the Brown Girl in the Ring Collective, and was a founding member of Kalamandir Dance Company. In 2016, she was an artist in residence with Swim Pony. Her poetry has appeared in Sukoon, Ballet Review, and Anomaly Magazines. 

She is an alumna of the Community of Writers and Urban Bush Women's Summer Leadership Institute. 

donia has her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. She is  Egyptian-American and a staunch believer in game-nights.

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