AU Graduate, practiced in literature and the art of team dance and contemporary dance, a respected team leader
National Performing Arts Funding Exchange
Hailing from Connecticut and having completed her American University undergraduate work with a major in literature and a minor in dance, Lily Barsanti has come on board at NPAFE to manage several projects central to NPAFE’s marketing for the balance of 2018 and into 2019.
What stands out to us about Lily? The importance she assigns to friends, family, dance, writing, having fun, being a leader, and high-quality writing and editing. Lily believes in creating compelling content and using great writing skills to explain in a convincing way the value to others of what NPAFE does.
Recognized by faculty, staff, and performing artists nationwide, Lily also brings a keep competitive spirit to the NPAFE team, combined with an acclaimed role as group and leader across a spectrum of performing arts and dance choreography and performances.
Selected to be Program Assistant for the 2017 DC Jazz Festival, she successfully organized a rebranding proposal for DC Jazz Fest with the intention of emphasizing Jazz’s roots with DC’s historically black community. At Fourth Arts Block
in Manhattan, Lily wrote for the non-profit’s blog, Fabric, and managed the program Dance Block, helping dancers find studio space at a subsidized cost.
Lily is much more: she was chosen Captain of American University’s Dance Team, competing locally and nationally, ranking in the top 5 two years in a row at the National Dance Alliance Competition. As participant in the American University Dance Company, she was selected to be rehearsal Director for a piece addressin
g ally-ship and racism in modern-day America, and chosen as the only solo performer in American University Dance Company’s Spring 2018 Annual DanceWorks spectacular.
Not to be ignored, Lily’s mastery of language, thought and literature led to her being selected Undergraduate Representative, appointed by the head of the Literature Department, to represent the undergraduate voice.
In all, Lily’s drive and comfort with risk-taking as an essential element of achieving success wins the day. We’re so pleased she is part of the NPAFE Team. (back to Team page)
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