Stephen Clapp is a performing artist, composer, teaching artist, certified Arts Integration specialist and Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Dance Box Theater, Inc. He served as chair of the Board of Directors for Alternate ROOTS from 2005-2007 and is a facilitator with the Alternate ROOTS Resources for Social Change program. Clapp has facilitated professional development workshops with Amnesty International, the National Performance Network, Dance Place, Dance Box Theater and Alternate ROOTS. He recently served as a lead facilitator for a National Learning Exchange hosted by Alternate ROOTS in West Baltimore. He is a resident artist with Joe’s Movement Emporium and has served on the development staff of Dance Place for over eight years. Clapp teaches theater, creative movement and leadership to youth and teens; and consults for non-profit dance companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Ilana Silverstein is a dance artist and community organizer in Washington, DC. She studies nationally and locally with mentors, supports the next generation of artists, approaches movement with mindfulness and commits to the creative process. Ilana’s work has been presented by the Philly Fringe Festival, Gaia in Washington DC, Forum Theatre’s Reverb series, Art All Night DC and was selected for the 2011 Source Festival Artistic Blind Dates. Ilana has worked for a number of arts organizations including the Denison University Dance Department, Links Hall in Chicago, Earthdance in western Massachusetts The Boston Mayors office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, and Arts Presenters and Dance Place in Washington DC. She has received funding from the National Performance Network Community Fund grant in Mentorship and Leadership to research best practices in non-profit arts organizations across the country, as well as, the Creative Communities Fund and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She teaches Moving Meditation at Joy of Motion Dance Center and directs The Field/DC.