Executive & Artistic Director
Judy founded JDPP in 1989 based on a commitment to the important role the arts can and do play in creating change in our universe – personal, educational, and global. She oversees the entire organization’s activities as well as the artistic direction of the Ensemble and designs the curriculum and programming for the Bridging Boundaries programs in which she is a lead teaching artist.
Kathy Borteck Gersten
Associate Artistic Director
Kathy works closely with Judy on all the various programs of the organization: she coordinates and teaches in the Moving Matters! residency program, as well as helping to direct Ensemble members on all performance projects and is a core teacher in the Bridging Boundaries Program.
Director of Community Engagement & Operations
Brittany oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization at the offices in Hartford and coordinates bookings, tours and residencies as well as fundraising efforts and public outreach.
Suzi helps all the staff with the logistics, coordination, and implementation of programming and in-school and afterschool residencies.
Grants and Communications Manager
Jennifer is responsible for researching and writing grants as well as overseeing strategic communication initiatives for the organization.