BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ms. Elam is a actor/singer/educator and an alumni of the Theater School in Chicago, formerly known as The Goodman School of Drama. As a performer and renaissance woman she has traveled the world extensively, including a visit to the motherland. Through the arts she's had the fortune to work with notable artists, the legendary choreographer, Dianne McIntyre and actor/activist Danny Glover. As an educator she has a wide range of experience in her work; Co-director of Grace Summer Arts Camp in St. Louis, MO; a teacher/facilitator for NYC Sesame Flyers Summer Youth Employment Program; Master Teaching Artist with American Place Theater's Literature to Life series; Educator/Artist to NYC elementary, middle school and high school youth developing curricula around social issues, using theater arts, music & movement as catalysts for transformation. LaVonda continues her work as a resident senior actor/teacher with CUNY's Creative Arts Team, an educational theater organization and as a Leader for the Big Sister, Little Sister Mentorship Program at the Preston Center for Compassion in the Bronx.
Co-founder, Board Chairman and Deputy Director of The Continuum Project, Inc., Mr. Gordon received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts from Howard University. He is a member of Universes - an international ensemble company of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse Poetry, Theater, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Politics, Down Home Blues and Spanish Boleros to create moving, challenging and entertaining theatrical works - and a playwright. Mr. Gordon has extensive teaching artist experience with middle school and high school populations in the New York City Public School System having been a resident master teaching artist with the Creative Arts Team - an arts education non-profit organization in Manhattan.
Mr. Gordon holds a 4th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and 3rd degree Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. He has trained children and adults in schools in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and in New York.
Mr. Gordon completed his first play, RE:DEFINITION as a part of the CP's Legacy Program: Reflection. RE:DEFINITION, a play in rhythm and rhyme about one man's journey of self-definition after discovering his real African ancestry, was presented in workshop by the NYC Hip Hop Theater Festival in Oct 2011.
Ms. Hodges brings a wealth of marketing and business experience to the organization. For over 16 years, Barbara has worked in various senior level positions in the beauty industry creating and marketing fragrance brands. She has worked for some of the largest beauty companies in the world, including Calvin Klein Cosmetics and Estee Lauder; and created brands with many fashion designers and celebrities, including Calvin Klein, Hilary Duff, and Danielle Steel. In her recent position as Marketing Director-Global Fragrance Development, she developed and launched luxury fragrances for designers Alberta Ferretti and Badgley Mischka. Most recently, she created the newly launched fragrance brand, Curve Appeal.
Ms. Hodges has now created her own Marketing and Brand Strategy consulting practice and is currently working as acting Vice President/Account Supervisor for a boutique advertising, branding and innovation agency. She is also currently working on the development of a website to inspire young people in choosing a career path.
Ms. Hodges holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Co--founder, Board Secretary and Executive Director of The Continuum Project, Inc., Ms. Salter earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Howard University, studied classical theatre at Oxford University with the British American Drama Academy, and received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from New York University's Graduate Acting Program.
Ms. Salter is co-author of and co-performer of the Pulitzer Prize nominated play IN THE CONTINUUM, for which she won a 2006 Obie Award, the 2006 Outer Critics John Gassner Award and the 2004 Global Tolerance Award (Friends of the United Nations) in addition to being honored by the Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2007 the she received a Helen Hayes nomination for Best Actress and the play received a Helen Hayes Award for Best Non-Resident Play. As an actress she's worked with TONY-nominated Lisel Tommy and TONY award winner Kenny Leon among other distinguished artists. Her plays CARNAVAL, LINES IN THE DUST, and TORN ASUNDER have been produced around the country, and her play REPAIRING A NATION was aired in the second season of the WNET program, "Theatre Close-Up".
Ms. Salter also has comprehensive teaching experience having developed and facilitated a theatre-based curricula for high school students in NYC at the Harvey Milk Institute, for middle school students with Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation, for elementary school students with Oasis Children's Services, as well as for special needs high school students at The Children's Institute in Verona, NJ. She's also taught collegiately at Howard University, NYU and SUNY Purchase. Ms. Salter has taught theatre at Plainfield High School in Plainfield and is a resident teaching artist with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). www.nikkolesalter.com.
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