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TEDxLaf - Kathleen Nasti - The Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange

Kathleen Nasti is founder and Director of the Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange (LVDE). The mission of the Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange (LVDE) is to create a strong professional dance presence in the Lehigh Valley by utilizing the dance talent of various Lehigh Valley arts programs, organizations and facilities and engaging the community of this area in the creation and performance of new works that speak directly to the people, culture, and issues of the Lehigh Valley. LVDE gathers professional level dancers, choreographers and companies of the Lehigh Valley in order to facilitate dance collaborations and performances using Lehigh Valley arts venues. LVDE serves as a liaison for individuals and groups to share performance costs, locate dancers, show work, host master classes, network, and explore professional dance in the Lehigh Valley.Kathleen holds a BA in Classical Studies from Dickinson College and an MBA from Lehigh University. In addition to directing LVDE, she is a faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Dance Muhlenberg College. She is a former professional dancer and worked with many NYC based companies such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, American Dance Machine, and Alyce Finwall Dance Theatre among others.AboutTEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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