John Borstel

Senior Advisor, Humanities

John’s role with the Dance Exchange encompasses functions in documentation, dissemination, and dialogue. Co-author (with Liz Lerman) of the book Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process: A Method for Getting Useful Feedback on Anything You Make from Dance to Dessert, he has led training sessions in the this distinctive process throughout the U.S at conferences, universities, and arts organizations. Projects under his leadership, such as the Dance Exchange Toolbox, have disseminated the distinctive philosophy and art-making methods of the Dance Exchange, a leading force in the realm of contemporary dance and community arts. John’s writing on the arts has also appeared in Parterre Box: the Queer Opera ‘Zine, Generations: the Journal of the American Society on Aging, and Dialogue in Artistic Practice: Case Studies from Animating Democracy. He has served on numerous governing and advisory groups, currently including the board of Photoworks Glen Echo. An award-winning visual artist employing photography, mixed media, and the written word, John’s work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad.