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The Leadership Team

Cruzan Dance Executive
Board of Directors & Management Staff

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Alex E. Simon, Founder & Artistic Director

In 1993, Alex began his formal training at the age of 13 with Pointe Dance Academy under the direction of Heidi Wright & Sonja Dickerson-Faust. Since then he has been the recipient of numerous dance scholarships to train with the prestigious Ballet Concierto de Puerto, Cheshire Dance Centre in Hamden, Connecticut, Valencia College Summer Dance Program, The University of the Arts, The Rock School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  The Joffrey Ballet School, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City. He has danced professionally with Eleone Dance Theatre and the internationally renowned Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia, PA. During his professional performance training, he has worked with internationally recognized choreographers to include Donald Byrd, Milton Meyers, Robert Battle, and Abdell Salaam of Forces of Nature Dance Company in New York City. In addition to his many years of performing, he has taught numerous master classes at universities and dance schools throughout the United States and continues to expand on his extensive list of choreography credits. This includes but not limited to the Golden Scissors Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Patrick Swayze's Dirty Dancing Celebration at the Annenberg Theater in Philadelphia, the Miami Heat Championship Dance Team, The Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as Old Navy & GAP commercial industrials. Mr. Simon has been recognized as the leading male dancer and choreographer of the U.S. Virgin Islands in which he has had the distinguished pleasure of serving as a guest choreographer for the V.I. Hal Jackson Talented Teen Pageant, Miss Black & Gold, Miss Maroon & White for Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and was formerly the owner and Director of Miss Urban Teenz International. Currently, Mr. Simon is the proud Founder & Artistic Director of Cruzan Dance Company, Incorporated. 

Elizabeth M. Sobers
President


Elaine E. Schuster
Vice-President


Jadesha Nelson
Secretary


Rachel Villaruel
Treasurer


Latoya Willis
Executive Financial Director


Aquanette Clark-Gumbs
Media & Communications Director


Yolyvee Y. Rivera, Esq
Legal Advisory Counsel

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