NEW YORK - Former Paukukalo resident John-Mario Sevilla has been appointed director of the 92nd
Street Y Harkness Dance Center in New York City. Sevilla joined the 92nd Street Y in 2007 as director of the Dance Education
Laboratory and has also served as coordinator of grants for dance from the U.S. Department of Education. As director of the dance center, he oversees the dance program, which includes three performance series, 100 classes and workshops each semester for children and adults, space grants for choreographers, social dance parties and dance therapy training.
JOHN-MARIO SEVILLA, appointed dance center director
"John-Mario's extensive background, both as a professional dancer and as a dance educator, provides him with an excellent foundation to assume the role of director of the 92Y Harkness Dance Center," said Robert Gilson, director of School of the Arts, of which the dance center is one of four divisions.
"Having worked with John-Mario, in his role as director of our Dance Education Laboratory for the past five years, I look forward to his leadership and vision as it expands to include the other elements of 92Y's renowned dance programs."