Winter Park, FL 32792
Craig has more than 15 years of experience in arts management, arts marketing, fundraising and event production. A graduate of Rollins College, his philosophies in arts administration have been featured in university textbooks, international magazines, and local newspapers. Johnson co-founded The Center for Contemporary Dance and has served as its Executive Director since 2001; Creative Director for U-Turn Dance Company in Washington, DC (1994-2001); Development Director for the Little Red Theatre in New Jersey (1990-1994). He has served as a consultant for several Florida arts organizations, including Nao Dance, Emotions Dance Company, the Asian Cultural Association, Yow Dance, DRIP and Patelworks Dance Theater.
He is the co-founder of the Florida Dance Education Forum, which ensures quality dance programming at the public school level. As Executive Director, Johnson has successfully launched partnerships and produced major projects with more than 50 Florida organizations, including the Orange County Arts Education Center, United Arts of Central Florida, the Orlando Public Library System, the Osceola Center for the Arts, Rollins College, Bethune-Cookman University and dozens of local public schools.
Dario has more than 15 years of experience in arts education, production and project management. He is the founder and artistic director of Moore Dance Project (2001-present). Over the past 9 years, Moore Dance Project has successfully presented more than 25 diverse dance works through partnerships with over 30 organizations, including Seminole State College, Bethune-Cookman University, the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, United Arts of Central Florida and numerous Florida public schools. Moore co-founded The Center for Contemporary Dance and has served as its Artistic Director since 2001. He has been featured locally on PBS Television, FOX News and the Daily Buzz Morning Talk Show; feature articles about Moore have appeared in the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Arts Magazine and Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine.
Named Seminole County’s Artist of the Year (2006), Moore has served as a grant panelist for United Arts of Central Florida, a regular presenter for the Florida Dance Educator Organization, and an arts educator for public schools across the state. Moore holds an M.A. degree from American University in dance education; dance programs developed by Moore reach over 1,000 Title I public school children each year.
Kim is responsible for overseeing the financial administration of The Center for Contemporary Dance. In this capacity, Ms. Johnson provides the leadership, strategic direction and coordination for CCD’s fundraising efforts, including research for grant opportunities and grant solicitation. Her work with CCD is driven by a commitment to increasing Central Florida’s access to the traditions of contemporary dance.
Pam is an accomplished art educator and artist with more than 20 years of experience. As Curator of Education for the Museum of Florida Art (2008-present), she is responsible for all outreach/education programs offered to the community. She received her BA from Rollins College and her MS in Art Education from Florida State University. As Department Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Oviedo High School, Coffman expanded the art curriculum by designing innovative classes and programs.
In 2001 she joined the faculty of Seminole Community College; during her 6-year tenure, she was responsible for developing the successful Studio Art and Art History programs at the Ovideo Campus. In 2005 she was instrumental in the creation and implementation of a Community Arts Program, sponsored by SCC. Coffman’s accomplishments include: presenting workshops for art educators at the local, state, and national levels; completing the National Board Teacher Certification; awarded the State of Florida High School Art Educator of the Year; and being selected as the Seminole County Art Educator of the Year.
Sherrie has over 5 years of experience as Volunteer Coordinator for The Center for Contemporary Dance. In this capacity, she is responsible for recruiting, training and managing CCD’s volunteer staff, which is currently comprised of more than 30 individuals. Ms. Flack is also certified to teach the Nia Technique, an integrative fitness discipline that combines dance, martial arts and yoga; she conducts Nia classes out of CCD as well as several other locations throughout Central Florida. Prior to joining CCD, Ms. Flack worked in the public school system as a Behavior Assistant, managing students with autism and related disabilities.