Pictured (L to R): Howell Binkley, Rebecca Josue and David Parsons (Photo by Yi-Chun Wu)
(New York, NY) – Parsons Dance and Artistic Director David Parsons are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Executive Director, Rebecca Josue. No stranger to the company, Ms. Josue transitions to her new post after nine seasons with Parsons Dance, more than a quarter of the company’s life, having served as General Manager for the latter five years of her tenure.
“I am excited and proud to announce that Rebecca Josue will be the new Executive Director of the Parsons Dance Foundation,” David Parsons remarks. “Co-founder Howell Binkley and I hired her nine years ago, and we knew even then that she was special.”
Pictured (L to R): Sasha Alvarez, Henry Steele, Zoey Anderson, Joan Rodriguez, Katie Garcia, and Deidre Rogan in “Eight Women” (Photo by Yi-Chun Wu)
Rebecca Josue joined Parsons Dance in 2010 as Company Manager and Stage Manager, and toured with the company, known for its energized and athletic ensemble work, both nationally and internationally for her first five seasons. Rebecca became the General Manager for the 2013-2014 season.
“She has risen through the ranks with passion and dedication and has become an invaluable source of knowledge to the field,” Parsons says. “Now, with Rebecca at the helm as a steadfast partner, I envision an extremely bright future for Parsons Dance.”
Pictured (L to R): Zoey Anderson and Joan Rodriguez in “Eight Women” (Photo by Yi-Chun Wu)
Before joining Parsons, Ms. Josue was a freelance company manager, stage manager, producer, theater administrator, and director. She has worked at New York Stage and Film, Mabou Mines, The Public Theater, New World Stages, La Mama, and the Under the Radar Festival, among other places, in company management, production management, stage management, and development. In May 2019, Rebecca proudly completed the Senior Leaders Program for Non-Profit Professionals at Columbia Business School, earning her a certificate in Business Excellence.
ABOUT PARSONS DANCE
Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of director/choreographer David Parsons. Parsons Dance is committed to building new audiences for contemporary dance by creating American works of extraordinary artistry that are both engaging and uplifting to audiences throughout the world. Parsons Dance tours nationally and internationally, including an annual season in its home community of New York City.
Pictured (L to R): Deidre Rogan and Joan Rodriguez “Runes” (Photo by Yi-Chun Wu)
Parsons Dance includes eight full-time dancers and maintains a repertory of more than 75 works choreographed by David Parsons. Since 1985, Parsons Dance has toured more than 447 cities, 35 countries, five continents and millions of audience members. Many more have seen Parsons Dance on PBS, Bravo, A&E Network and the Discovery Channel.
For more information on Parsons Dance, please visit www.parsonsdance.org