American Dance Abroad: Beyond Our Borders

Nov. 2, 2019, 10:00 am5:00 pm EDT



280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers
New York, NY 10007 United States

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Phone: (646) 837-6809


American Dance Abroad presents Beyond Our Borders—an international leadership training program designed to equip artists with the tools and skills required for the international marketplace. This one-day workshop is for dance artists and administrators on navigating the international performing arts landscape.

Facilitated by: Carolelinda Dickey and Andrea Snyder

Food will be provided. Scholarships are available, please contact Tessa Brinza at for more information.

Photo: RIOULT performing “On Distant Shores.” Photo by Carlos Bravo.

American Dance Abroad (ADA) was created in 2011 to respond to the diminished presence of U.S. dance in the global marketplace. This decline is detailed in the report Dance America: An International Strategy for American Dance, co-authored by Carolelinda Dickey and Andrea Snyder in 2009. 

ADA’s mission is to expand international visibility for American dance, encouraging parity with other countries by increasing opportunities for individual artists and companies based in the U.S.  ADA helps artists and companies enter and navigate the global marketplace where they can build their own, long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.

ADA promotes American dance at global marketplaces, festivals and international gatherings; provides support and resources that help dance professionals establish and strengthen relationships with foreign colleagues; and provides support and resources that enable foreign colleagues to see American dance.

Carolelinda Dickey, co-director, was founding executive director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; company manager for the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and Meredith Monk/The House; and executive director of the Pittsburgh Dance Council, where she programmed full seasons of national and international dance.  Currently, in addition to co-leading American Dance Abroad, she is an artistic advisor to the Internationale Tanzmesse NRW (Germany). In 1999, she founded Performing Arts Strategies and has consulted on program evaluation/development and public policy for the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, Pentacle, Dance/USA, Florida State University, and the Harlem Arts Alliance.  In 2011, Andrea E. Snyder joined her as a partner in Performing Arts Strategies, LLC. She holds a BFA in dance from Ohio University.

A prime focus of her work is international cultural exchange.  As a frequent speaker on this subject, Ms. Dickey has spoken at conferences in Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Macedonia, China, and Venezuela, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the issues and concerns of touring artists.  She has written and published numerous articles on dance and dance distribution. Her report, Improving Access [to non-immigrant visas for foreign artists] for the Rockefeller Foundation has been widely lauded.  Her report, Dance America, A Strategy to Export American Dance, on exporting American dance artists, co-authored with Andrea Snyder, can be found at

Andrea Snyder is co-founder and co-director of American Dance Abroad since its inception in 2011.  In addition to ADA, she is curating the Mamaroneck-based Emelin Theatre’s Dance Off The Grid series.  Andrea served as Dance/USA’s president and executive director; created and directed the National Initiative to Preserve America’s Dance (NIPAD) grant program for The Pew Charitable Trusts; was assistant director of the NEA Dance Program; booking agent for Sheldon Soffer Management; executive director of Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians; administrator of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dance Department; associate administrator for the Cunningham Dance Foundation; and assistant to the Director of the Dance Notation Bureau.

Andrea has served on numerous grant panels, and has taught arts administration for her undergraduate alma mater, The American University. She received a Masters degree in arts administration from the Gallatin Division of NYU. Andrea chaired the Performing Arts Alliance Board of Directors and was a member of the Dance Magazine inaugural Board of Advisors.  From 1995-2010, she moderated The John F. Kennedy Center’s contemporary dance post-performance discussions.  Her life/career in dance is profiled in Renata Celichowska’s book, Seven Statements of Survival.  An alumna of the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute, Andrea became a certified professional coach through Coaches Training Institute in April 2010.  


Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).