2020-2021 USArtists International Panelists

Round One

Cyrus Parker-Jeannette
Retired Dean of the College of the Arts at CSU Long Beach
Orange, CA
Lay Panelist

Crystal Michelle Perkins
Choreographer, teacher, and Associate Artistic Director of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Columbus, OH

Carmen-Helena Téllez
Conductor, Composer, Scholar, and Professor of Conducting at the University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN

Sumi Tonooka
Composer and Pianist
Philadelphia, PA

Moe Yousuf
Theater artist and Associate Artistic Director of Target Margin Theater
Brooklyn, NY

Round Two


Marisol Encinias 
Executive Director of the National Institute of Flamenco and Artistic Director and Curator of Festival Flamenco Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

Kevin Lee-Y Green
Founder of Techmoja Dance and Theater Company
Wilmington, NC

David Herrera
Director and Choreographer of David Herrera Performance Company
San Francisco, CA

Nathan Norcross
Project Manager and Licensed Realtor
Shawnee, KS
Lay Panelist

Performance Artist
Mukilteo, WA


alejandro t. acierto
Artist, musician, and curator, and Professor of Digital Art and New Media at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Dee Alexander
Jazz Vocalist
Chicago, IL

Sabrina Hu
Flutist and Founding Co-Artistic Director of The Walled City Music Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland
Phoenix, AZ

John Nuechterlein
Retired President and CEO of the American Composers Forum
Minneapolis, MN
Lay Panelist

Langston Wilkins
Folklorist and Ethnomusicologist
Seattle, WA