Nimbus Dance Works Elects New Board Members and Officers
Further consolidating key elements of the organization's foundation and year-to-year programming, Nimbus announces the election of new board members and officers, and Goldman Sachs as the 2013 Title Sponsor of Jersey City Nutcracker.
The announcements come on the heels of an exceptionally active year of performances and the founding of the School of Nimbus Dance Works. As Nimbus has redoubled its efforts to ensure the organization's sustainability as a leading arts organization in the region and a resource to the Jersey City community, the board developments and the support from Goldman Sachs represent important steps forward for Nimbus.
For the second year, Goldman Sachs will be the title sponsor of Jersey City Nutcracker. Their support not only provides backing for production costs, dancer salaries, and costumes and sets; but also will enable sophomores, juniors and seniors from Jersey City's Henry Snyder High School to rehearse and perform in the production. Says Goldman Sachs' Managing Director Anthony Cammarata about the sponsorship, "Goldman Sachs is a proud supporter again this year of Nimbus Dance Works and their production of the Jersey City Nutcracker. We value Nimbus' ongoing commitment to introducing our Jersey City youth and their families to the arts."
Nimbus welcomes incoming board members Lillian Rivera and Lisa Talma, Jersey City residents who both bring extensive backgrounds in the non-profit world and strong commitments to the arts in the community. Ms. Rivera, Director of Advocacy & Capacity Building at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, is also, with her partner Elsa Vasquez, parent of a student at the School of Nimbus Dance Works. Lisa Talma, a lifelong dancer, is Senior Asset Manager at Enterprise Community Asset Management, Inc.; Ms. Talma is inspired to unite her passions for dance and for community development through her work with Nimbus.
Additionally, Nimbus welcomes a new slate of officers whose leadership will help propel the company to new heights. Dr. Guillem Lomas, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, NYU - Hospital for Joint Diseases and Attending Physician, Jersey City Medical Center, is the new Board President. Says Dr. Lomas: "We are committed to supporting Nimbus' world-class dance company and also the organization's important work teaching dance within the Jersey City community. I am extremely proud to be a part of Nimbus Dance Works and excited about the upcoming year." Having joined the board in 2011, Dr. Lomas has served the company not only with his guidance and stewardship, but also with expert, pro-bono, medical expertise for company dancers. Ms. Edith Hunt is the company's
new Board Treasurer. Ms. Hunt, Advisory Director at Goldman Sachs, is a fixture in the Jersey City Community and surrounding region through her affiliation with Grace Church Van Vorst, Phillips Academy Charter School (Newark), New Jersey Needs You (Jersey City), Women's Campaign Intl. (Philadelphia), and Howard University School of Business (Washington DC). Founding board member, Dr. Judith Pott, a clinical pschologist with a private practice in New York City, and mother of Nimbus Founder/Artistic Director Samuel Pott, will continue to serve as Board Secretary. Dr. Pott brings a lifelong interest in the arts
Says Artistic Director, Samuel Pott, "We could not be more grateful for the support and generosity of our Board of Directors who, as volunteers, demonstrate a tremendous commitment and passion for the arts in Jersey City. Similarly, Goldman Sachs has reached out to Nimbus and taken a stake in the success of our organization. Running a dance company is not for the slight of heart, the support of our board and the folks at Goldman Sachs means a great deal to the organization and to me personally."
Nimbus Dance Works Board of Directors:
Dr. Guillem Lomas, President
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, NYU - Hospital for Joint Diseases; Attending Physician, Jersey City Medical Center
Edith Hunt, Treasurer
Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs
Dr. Judith G. Pott, Secretary
Clinical Pyschologist, Private Practice,
PhD Student, Rutgers University
Artistic Director, Nimbus Dance Works
Director of Advocacy & Capacity Building, Hetrick-Martin Institute
Senior Asset Manager, Enterprise Community Asset Management, Inc.
Associate Producer, Arts and Cultural Programming, Montclair State University