While I've been in a leadership position for several years with different organizations, I'm new to staff management. Zaccho also works with a broad range of artists, crew, dancers, admin, youth, etc. There are many complex relationships and communication styles to manage, as well as complex equity issues.
As the new Managing Director at Zaccho, I want to do this right! Its important to me personally to be a valuable member of this team and new strong leader. Zaccho is in a growth phase, so strong and effective leadership will be essential.
Zaccho Dance Theatre creates and presents performance work that investigates dance as it relates to place.
Since our founding in 1980, Zaccho has been an innovative force in both the world of dance and our home community of Bayview Hunter's Point, San Francisco's African American Arts & Cultural District. Artistic Director Joanna Haigood and collaborators pursue unique and challenging visions of dance, including spectacular aerial choreography, evocative site-specific performances, and culturally significant subject matter. Zaccho opens the door to creative expression for a diverse group of artists, and elevates it to works of international acclaim.
Zaccho draws inspiration from social histories including the African-American experience, and returns it to the community through inclusive youth programs, adult classes, artist-in-residence programs, and a one-of-a-kind aerial arts festival, many at low or no-cost to participants. As a longstanding nonprofit program, we pride ourselves on maintaining our artistic integrity, social consciousness, and community involvement.
Elayne was great to work with! We worked together over several months with phone call coaching sessions. Her demeanor was friendly yet professional. She helped me to assess both "crisis" situations as they came up and long-term strategies for our bigger picture issues. She presented thoughtful solutions that could be applied to a range of issues and helped me to assess strategies for long-term staff development and personal professional growth.
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