Board and Staff

2016-2017 Board of Trustees

Larry Moore / President

Brenda Houchen / Vice President

Barbara Chen / Treasurer

Beth Cook / Secretary

Brenda Smith

Nicole Dalton

John Liu

Avis Horjus



Jan Asai / Executive Director

Jan Hurst / Artistic & School Director

Hannah Pass / Office Manager

Louise Angus / Receptionist

Chandra Geisen / Receptionist

Laura Branfield / Rehearsal Assistant

Nilda Brizuela Curtis / Accompanist


Are you interested in joining the Board?

Columbia Dance is always looking for a “good fit” with members of the community interested in serving on the Board of Trustees.

Columbia Dance frequently seeks directors who can provide professional advice and/or assistance in the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Professional Development
  • Human Resources
  • Grant Writing
  • Government and Civic Affiliations

Board members are expected to commit 5 to 8 hours of service toward board related activities each month. In addition, they assist as needed with special one-time only and ongoing projects. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact Larry Moore, Columbia Dance Board President at