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Dance Foundation » Board of Directors

Dr. Emma Lewis Thomas
Board President

Dance Professor Emeritus
UCLA World Arts & Cultures (Retired)
Dance Professor for Lula Washington and Tamica Washington-Miller. Regular funder of LWDT through her family foundation. Focus is on fundraising and Board Development.

Dr. Bede Ssensalo
Board Vice President

Retired Professor, African Literature, California State University, Long Beach. He directs the Silent Auction at LWDT fundraising events. Focus is on education. Father of three students who all participated at Lula Washington Dance Theatre.

Lula Washington
Chair of Board

Founder/Artistic Director
Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Founder and overall leader of Lula Washington Dance Theatre.

Erwin Washington
Board Executive Secretary

Co-founder/Executive Director
Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Erwin has handled fundraising, financial management, booking and touring of the dance company, publicity, marketing and capital projects for Lula Washington Dance Theatre. He is on the Finance Committee.

David Moch
Board Treasurer

Attorney/Educator (Retired). David is active in fundraising and audience development with Lula Washington Dance Theatre. He is on the Finance Committee and also assists with Education and the Youth Program.

Renee Bizer
Board Member

Community Development Consultant
Member of Finance Committee
Responsible for arranging the very special financing deal that allowed Lula Washington Dance Theatre to purchase its current dance studio building on Crenshaw Boulevard. Former banker for US Bank; Union Bank; Wells Fargo Bank.

Tamica Washington-Miller
Board Member

Associate Director / Designated as Next Generation Leader for Lula Washington Dance Theatre.
Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Program Director, Educational Partnerships.

Sanyu Banks
Board Member

Private Banker, US Bank
Member of Finance Committee
Studied African Dance at Lula Washington Dance Theatre for 20 years.

Emeritus Board Member

Past Board President, Finance Committee Chair - Emeritus
Mr. Reznik is was Vice President of the Foundation Board from 1995-1997. He was elected President in 1998. He is a Principal owner with the accounting firm: Brown, Sterman, Reznik & Gershkowitz.

Emeritus Board Member

A renowned choreographer and dance educator, Mr. McKayle provides invaluable service by allowing USBank, LWDT to perform his choreographic works, which are acknowledged nationally as masterpieces of the art form. He works directly with Lula and Erwin to provide advice and assistance in the area of artistic development for the company.

Emeritus Board Member

Don is a pioneer African-American ballet dancer from the early 1940s. Mr. Stinson later owned a group of non-profit group homes and an African art shop. He joined the board in 1989 and loaned LWDT badly needed funds to help the dance company its first building. Don has been focusing on building the Friends of Lula Washington Dance Theatre