This fall, BDA added three new Board members: David Parker, Connie Chin and Ted Joyce. We are so fortunate! David and Connie — who was formerly general manager of Jacob’s Pillow — are old friends of the dance community, and Ted is a newer enthusiast.
David Parker spent his childhood in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and started his career studying tap and ballet in Boston. He formed his own company, The Bang Group in 1995,which tours widely throughout the United States and Europe. TBG has enjoyed a second home in Boston since being resident company at Summer Stages Dance for 13 seasons, in addition to appearing at the ICA, Out on the Edge Festival (Theater Offensive,) First Night Boston, and elsewhere. TBG Group is currently company-in-residence at The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard where Parker serves as co-curator for the percussive dance festival Tap the Yard. Recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography, Parker has created over 40 commissioned works for ballet and modern companies, universities, soloists and theater artists. He has taught at many institutions including Julliard, Princeton, and Barnard College. Catch David’s choreography for The Bang Group’s when his prize-winning Nut/Cracked will be presented at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art December 18-20, 2015.
Connie Chin is Chief Operating Officer of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. She was formerly General Manager at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and has held arts administration positions at Oregon Mozart Players, New York Foundation for the Arts and the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. She has worked in brand management at Kraft Foods and Ocean Spray. Connie grew up dancing in the Boston area and at Harvard College and went on to perform nationally and internationally with Ze’eva Cohen, Sincha Hong, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Bill T. Jones. She was most recently on the Board of Berkshire Creative, and has served on grant panels in Westchester and Connecticut. Connie holds an A.B. from Harvard and an M.B.A. from Yale.
Theodore Justo Joyce
Theodore (Ted) Joyce, who works with Deloitte, has been on the board of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting) Boston, is an alum of The Partnership, and is active in his local community, including the Hingham Farmer’s Market. Ted was born in Bangor, Maine but grew up in the Republic of Panama in the former Canal Zone. He studied at Boston University School of Law (LL.M.), the University of Maine Law School, Whittier Law School (J.D.) and the University of Colorado (B.A). Ted was exposed to the world of dance by his wife Deanna and his interest in dance has grown to be a passion.