NDA was integral to my early artistic development. Led by Karen Bernard, I was able to meet fellow artists while on a wonderful week long residency at Earthdance. I also received some wonderful performance opportunities through NDA and later had the pleasure of being a part of the selection committee for the festival. NDA is deeply important to the cultural fiber of NYC and beyond!
—Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, choreographer/performer/curator/producer (New York City)