In the midst of preparations for Cassie’s walk, our interns have been invaluable additions to our team at Dance Exchange. Our spring administrative intern, Caroline Barna, has provided a consistently calming force in the office and in the rehearsal room. Caroline brings a lightness, curiosity and commitment to every task, whether its working on the 500 Miles/500 Stories itinerary (more like a book) or shadowing roles in rehearsal for our spring performances. All of us have really enjoyed having her around this spring, and I’m thrilled she’ll be continuing to work with us this summer.
I’m Caroline Barna, Dance Exchange’s spring administrative intern. I am a recent graduate of James Madison University, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Corporate Communications. Since graduating in May, I have moved back to the D.C. area to look for opportunities in dance and arts administration. This fall, I completed an internship at Dance Place in the Marketing Department and have been working part-time at Joe’s Movement Emporium. I am also a member of UpRooted Dance Company, led by Keira Hart-Mendoza.
I was drawn to the Dance Exchange after my interactions with the company at JMU. There, I had the opportunity to work with company members in workshops and residencies, and see a performance of Ferocious Beauty: Genome. I was impressed by the company’s work, process and enthusiasm!
At Dance Exchange, I am involved in a few different aspects of administration. I’m lucky to be working in all different areas of the office including marketing, communications, and development. Every day I get to do something new! So far I’ve been researching development opportunities, maintaining the website, preparing documents for the artists and staff, and updating our social media sites. On top of all that, I have been witness to a DX flash mob in DuPont Circle, taken some wonderful classes and was moved by the Lost, Left, Found and Borrowed performance at Round House Theater.
I am excited to be with a company that makes such interesting and relevant work. I’m looking forward to learning everything I can from the many people here at DX!