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Christine Bolingbroke  
Christine Bolingbroke Originally from Texas, Christy joins the Fellowship Program after working as Company Manager for the award-winning Helios Dance Theater, a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance troupe. As a trained dancer, she has performed all over the United States and in Russia.  She has developed dance curriculum and taught at both high schools and colleges. At California State University - Los Angeles, she worked as Program Coordinator for the Associated Students, Inc. While serving on the Board of Directors for the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles - including one term as Treasurer and one term as President - Christy was integral in steering this regional service organization towards the creation of a stronger dance community. She also worked as a customer service supervisor for the UCLA Central Ticket Office - managing over 300 performing arts and athletic events each season. Christy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Joanna Felder  
Joanna Felder Joanna comes to the Kennedy Center from the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, where she was the Artistic Manager from 2003-2005. As an integral member of the Artistic and Production teams, she was responsible for booking and developing classical programming, cultivating artist relationships and supervising production logistics for over 500 performers per season. Prior to her work at Ravinia, she developed marketing strategies, managed artist contracts and coordinated chamber orchestra tours as the Publicity Associate and Brandenburg Ensemble Manager for Frank Salomon Associates in New York. Joanna was appointed to the Evanston Arts Council in 2005 and serves on the Associate Board of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. A musician by training, she received a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from Indiana University, pursued professional studies at the Musik-Akademie Der Stadt Basel in Switzerland, and received a Master of Music degree from Yale University.

Missy Globerman  
Missy Globerman

Missy joins the Fellowship Program from Alonzo King's LINES Ballet in San Francisco, CA where she was Company Manager/Booking and Marketing Associate. Among the many hats she wore, Missy coordinated outreach to presenters to book the company for two seasons, developed and implemented marketing strategies for self-produced seasons, handled communications for all media relations, and managed fundraising and promotional events. Prior to her work at LINES, Missy worked in press/communication strategy for Cornell University and MIT, and was an Associated Press-award winning newspaper reporter and freelance journalist. She received a BS in Human Service Studies and Policy Analysis from Cornell University.

Kimberly Gordon  
Kimberly Gordon Kimberly comes to the Kennedy Center from Center Theatre Group (CTG) in Los Angeles, home to the Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. As the Management Associate at CTG, Kimberly worked closely with the General Manager and was responsible for season planning meetings, opening night celebrations and both daily and weekly ticket sales reports. She also served as a co-company manager for home-produced Ahmanson shows. Previously, Kimberly was the Coordinator of Longform Programming at USA Network where she aided in the development of television movies. As a recipient of the first Charles Schusterman Award, she is frequently called upon to speak on behalf of birthright israel and the United Jewish Federation. Kimberly is a cum laude graduate of Northwestern University with a BSSP in Theatre.

Renée Littleton  
Renée Littleton Prior to becoming a Kennedy Center Fellow, Renée served as the Associate Director of Marketing at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Where s he implemented subscription and single ticket campaigns, and also developed and managed enrichment programs designed to build and sustain audiences.  She received a degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Master's in Arts Management from American University.  Her thesis, A Case Study of Crossroads Theater: A Regional African-American Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey , focused on the sustainability of identity-based arts organizations. 

Tricia McGrath  
Tricia McGrath Trish comes to the Kennedy Center from Toronto, Canada where she was the Executive Director of The Word On The Street, an outdoor literary festival with theatre, world music, and arts education elements. She was responsible for general management, programming, production, grants and sponsorships, and public relations strategies, and oversaw the festival's successful deficit retirement, brand rejuvenation, and programming expansion over four years. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Nightwood Theatre, and is a freelance editor and writer. Previously, Trish managed gala fundraising events, provided communications counsel, and developed special projects for various foundations and partnerships. A graduate of McGill University in Montréal, with a degree in Philosophy, Trish is originally from New York but was raised in Canada

Christopher Recker

Christopher Recker Prior to coming to the Kennedy Center, Christopher was the Director of Education for the Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County in Findlay, Ohio. In this role he was responsible for managing the smART WORKS program - an arts-based after-school program for at-risk middle school youth, as well as managing the Findlay Area Youtheatre. Christopher also coordinated the School Day Performance Series for area schools, and produced the Road 2 Broadway Fundraiser, which involved the talents of regional university students. In addition to these responsibilities, Christopher coordinated arts-integration professional development opportunities for teachers through the Kennedy Center's Partners in Education Program and was actively involved with promoting arts education at state and national levels. Christopher is a summa cum laude graduate of Defiance College with a degree in Communication Arts-Public Relations, and he received a Master's in Theatre Studies from Bowling Green State University where he focused on theater for the incarcerated.

Rares Cristian Trifan  
Rares Cristian Trifan Chris comes to the Kennedy from the Cluj-Napoca Romanian National Opera, the oldest lyrical-dramatic institution in Romania where he served as Associate Director. He worked directly with the general director and was responsible for cultural strategies, planning, casting, and the opera house renovation project. Chris initiated cultural exchanges and is a member of the Theater Union of Romania (UNITER). He has been directing opera professionally for the past 10 years. Chris received a Bachelor's degree in Musical Theater and Opera Stage Direction from the University of Bucharest, a Master's in Music from the Music Academy of Cluj, Romania, a Master's in Opera Stage Direction from the Indiana University School of Music where he is enrolled in a PhD program in Performing Arts at the Music Academy of Cluj.

Lisa Ueki  
Lisa Ueki Lisa Ueki joins the Fellowship program from the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, where she was the Assistant to the Managing Director. In this role, she worked with board members on special events, theatre initiatives, and assisted with the daily running of the theatre's administrative operations. She helped with the celebration of the theatre's 50 th Anniversary season, and the preparations to move to a new semi-permanent theatre space in 2005. Previously, she worked with the development and marketing departments at Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Lisa has prior experience in vocal and dance performance, and is an alumni of Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and Hawaii Opera Theatre's Opera For Everyone Intern Program. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Chan Woon Wai  
Chan Woon Wai Woonie is an Assistant Manager of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government of the People's Republic of China.  Among his accomplishments, he helped to bring the Kirov Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and the Cleveland Orchestra to Hong Kong. Previously, he was a reporter on visual arts and cultural policy for an esteemed newspaper in Hong Kong. He is also a Board Director of Theatre du Pif.  Woonie received various certifications in performing arts criticism, stage and technical management, and arts and entertainment management.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Master's in European Cultural Policy and Administration from the University of Warwick in the UK.

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