A small team of dedicated individuals brought together by their love for dance and Bloomington.
In the nineties, Kay was looking for a place to take ballet classes with her daughter, and came across Windfall’s sandwich board announcing classes at their previous location above Ben Franklin on the Square. Kay has been involved with Windfall in numerous capacities since, and is honored to serve as Board President. Dance is Kay’s sanctuary, and she loves that Windfall is a place for all who long to dance!
David joins us as our Dance for Parkinson’s representative. Windfall Dancers is immensely proud to be able to host this program within our space, providing dance therapy classes for those affected by this illness for the Bloomington area.
Max Weger is a graduate of Indiana University, Kelly School of Business graduating with a degree in Finance and Supply Chain Management. Since 2019, Max has been involved in Windfall in various capacities and most recently serves as the treasurer of the board. While not a dancer himself, he has an appreciation for the arts and has a desire to use his time to support the nurturing of arts in Bloomington. After leaving Bloomington, Windfall has become the most active connection he has to the town and aims to continue to be involved for the foreseeable future.
Adam is an avid mover within the Bloomington community, leader of Bloomington Acro as well as being a flow and juggling artist. Windfall is excited that he brings his diverse movement perspective to the board.
Julian Douglas is a percussionist, accompanist for dance, educator, and a composer of contemporary world music. Julian’s creative influences include traditions from Europe, the African diaspora, Asia, and the Middle East, but his focus has been on the creation of living art that seeks to honor the brilliance and beauty of the world’s traditions while pursuing opportunities for creativity and innovation. Through his board service Julian hopes to build more bridges into movement for the Bloomington community and more opportunities for the performing arts for area performers. More information is available at juliandouglas.com
Jen started dancing at a young age at Touch of Class Dance, outside of Philadelphia, training in tap, ballet, jazz, and modern. She continued dancing through college, but afterwards thought her dancing shoes were hung up forever. After finishing up graduate school, she moved to Bloomington for a job at IU. Within her first few weeks in town, she found herself missing dance and looked around for a place to take adult classes. In the summer of 2019, she figured she’d try out a tap class, and since then she’s been a regular at Windfall, taking tap, ballet, and contemporary classes. Windfall provides her a break from her job as a microbiologist and lecturer at IU where she teaches in the biotechnology program, and an outlet for her creative endeavors. Jen loves the welcoming community of Windfall and strongly believes in its mission. She is excited to be a member of the Board and be more involved at Windfall.
Claudia began taking classes at Windfall as a creative outlet and a way to connect to the community after she moved to Bloomington for grad school. In December 2022, she graduated from IU with an MA in Arts Administration and an MPA in Nonprofit Management. She is excited to use her education as a member of Windfall’s Board of Directors, helping an organization she feels passionate about continue to fulfill its mission and reach more dancers and community members in Bloomington and beyond.
Kimberley is a first year Master of Arts Administration major at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She has spent the last 16 years as an avid classical musician and pursued a Bachelor of Music, cello performance emphasis, in her undergraduate studies. Since she was a child, Kimberley has had a foot in many musical outlets, including ballet and ballroom dance, musical theatre, choir, and orchestra. In her spare time, Kimberley enjoys singing and performing folk music, as well as attending social swing dances.
Goals approved on August 30, 2020 by the Board of Directors following meetings with members of the Bloomington community, Windfall Dance Company, the Windfall Board of Directors, as well as other members of the Dance community. Special thanks to the Founding Members of Windfall Dancers, Inc. and the late Paul Sturm for their advice and leadership.
1. Support artistic and educational mentors within the organization to foster artistic integrity in performance and instruction within the community.
2. Build capacity for increased participation through research, targeted marketing, and sound financial planning.
3. Facilitate engagement and appreciation within the community for active board members, movement participants, and audience members.
The Windfall Board of Directors oversees the business management, artistic vision and operations of Windfall Dancers, Inc., a fully-qualified 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and all its activities. Our Directors meet once every two months, and are called upon to lend support to various events, performances, projects and activities throughout the year. Creative, dedicated and outgoing people are always welcome on our board.
We look forward to hearing from you.