Robert de Warren - Full Bio
ROBERT DE WARREN - Founder - President -
Artistic Director Emeritus
In a career at the forefront of the international Art of Dance, Robert de Warren has enriched the
organizations he has worked with; as a dancer, director, choreographer designer and educator in four continents. His
expertise, patience and dedication have given many dance institution and artists today, a solid step in achieving their future
success. His longstanding collaboration with most of the notable dance personalities of our time, offer a treasure of information
and knowledge as a resource for future generations.
CAROLL MICHELS - Chair
Caroll Michels, a career coach and artist-advocate, has helped thousands of artists with career
strategies and development. She is the author of the classic handbook How
to Survive & Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul which
is now going into its 7thedition. Her artwork has been exhibited in museums in the United States and
abroad, including the Georges Pompidou Museum in Paris; Haus am Waldsee, Internationale Kunst in Berlin, Germany, and the
Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. In New York, she was on the faculty of the New School University and served as chairperson
of the Fine Arts Advisory Board of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
D'AMELIO – Secretary
advocate and arts educator for more than 40 years, Georgette D’Amelio has taught thousands of Manatee County students
in elementary, middle and senior high schools. Trained as an art therapist, D’Amelio has presented
numerous workshops on the arts and the disabled, including the use of the healing arts for children with autism, attention
deficit disorder and emotional disabilities. As an art therapist, she wrote several articles that were featured
in the national magazine Arts Education. In addition, D’Amelio was a hospice grief counselor for children.
As a fine artist and book illustrator, D’Amelio’s artwork is featured in local galleries, and she continues her
work with children.
DR. SHERRY LAWRENCE Director - Education
Dr. Sherry Lawrence serves as Chair of the Argosy University
College of Education Advisory Board (Sarasota/Tampa), representing the educational community in guiding the College of Education,
the campus, and programs related to candidate preparation and student learning. Dr. Lawrence has worked with thousands of
students and professionals in the areas of fine and performing arts and gifted education. She is a member of the Arts
Education Task Force for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, and the U.S. National Committee for United Nations
Women. She holds a doctorate in behavioral science.
ARTISTIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Krums-Kane, Founding Chair Wendy Perron, Past Editor in Chief/Dance Magazine,
|Former ABT Prima Ballerina - Director Washington B
|JULIE KENT -
|American International Contemporry Ballet Star