2023-2024 USArtists International Panelists

Fall Round

Dance/Theater Panel

Donald Borror (New York, NY)
Managing Director of Chelsea Factory

Jasmine Hearn (Houston, TX)
Interdisciplinary artist, director, performer, choreographer, organizer, doula, and teacher

Laurel Lawson (Atlanta, GA)
Choreographer, designer, and artist-engineer, director of Rose Tree Productions

Angelina Ramirez (Tucson, AZ)
Flamenco movement artist, teaching artist, and 2022 Dance/USA Artist

James Scruggs (Plainfield, NJ)
Writer, performer, producer, and arts administrator

Music Panel

Terry Jenoure (Northfield, MA)
Musician, visual artist, writer, professor, and 2023 Creative Capital awardee

Tomas Pena (Teaneck, NJ)
Journalist covering and documenting the crossroads between Jazz and Latin music

Dameun Strange (Saint Paul, MN)
Sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer

Jennie Williams (Charleston, WV)
West Virginia State Folklorist and Director of West Virginia Folklife

Stephanie Zelnick (Lawrence, KS)
Orchestral, solo, chamber musician, and Professor of Clarinet at the University of Kansas

Spring Round

Dance/Theater Panel A

Alexandra James (ME)
Maker, Mover, and Bates Dance Festival’s Director of Training Programs

Daniel Jones (TN)
Producer, curator, dramaturg, and Producing Artistic Director of Kindling Arts

Ayako Kato (IL)
Contemporary experimental dancer, choreographer, and improviser

Ellice Patterson (MA)
Executive and Artistic Director of Abilities Dance

Dance/Theater Panel B

Katy Dammers (IL)
Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Performing Arts at REDCAT

Prasanna Kasthuri (MO)
Indian classical dancer, teacher, organizer, composer, and drummer

Nibia Pastrana (PR)
Dancer and Improviser creating site-specific ‘choreographic events’

Kholoud Sawaf (AR)
Theatre Director and Filmmaker

Music Panel A

Qacung Blanchett (AK)
Performing Artist, Multi-Media Producer, and Arts and Culture Educator

Dr. Lenora Helm Hammonds (NC)
Director of Graduate Programs and Jazz Studies, NC Central University

Motoko Honda (OK)
Pianist, composer, and interdisciplinary creator

Johnna Wu (NY)
Performer, Improviser, and Founder of PinkNoise Ensemble

Music Panel B

Pius Cheung (OR)
Percussionist and Composer

Fernanda Navarro (AZ)
Composer of Acoustic and Electroacoustic Music

William Parker (NY)
Bassist, composer, writer, and educator

Langston Collin Wilkins (WI)
Assistant Professor of Folklore and African American Studies at UW Madison