The following information is excerpted from a release issued by Made in BC.
Made in BC - Dance on Tour has announced the appointment of Dr. Jane D. Gabriels as its new executive director. Gabriels has served non-profit arts organizations for nearly 20 years.
As executive and artistic director of Pepatián, Jane has a proven record of accomplishments in creating and supporting projects that inspire and inform networks of dance artists and presenters. She successfully initiated Configurations in Montréal: performance curation and communities of colour, funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council / SSHRC-CRSH, which included the participation of a range of university and non-profit partners. This gathering of artists, curators, scholars and presenters from across Canada and the U.S. served to build cross-border bridges with opportunities to share current knowledge about contemporary dance and performance. She also served on the boards of: Tangente, Studio 303 and with CICA-ICAC, International Community of Performing Arts Curators, an organization which she co-founded.
“The Board takes great pleasure in announcing Jane’s appointment,” said Edmond Kilpatrick, chair of the board of MIBC. “We are confident that Dr. Gabriels will be an excellent ambassador who will bring clear and engaged leadership to the position with her strong fundraising and financial acumen coupled with creative, strategic, and consistent management. Jane has a profound respect for the artists, curators and presenters of contemporary dance in BC, valuing excellence, artistic expression, and integrity in connecting dance to our communities.”
Cutline image: Chris Randle / Made in BC.