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DNB Board of Directors
Billie Lepczyk, Chair - Ed.D., Professor of Dance, School of Performing Arts, Virginia Tech
Lynne Weber, Vice Chair - Former Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Carla Guggenheim, Treasurer - Rheumatologist; Department of Rheumatology, Michigan State University and private practice
Oona Haaranen, Secretary - Choreographer, Children's Dance Educator and Writer
Christoph Bregler - Ph.D., Alphabet/Google,Senior Staff Scientist
Julie Brodie - Dance Professor, Kenyon College
Diana Byer - Founder and Director, New York Theatre Ballet
Joyce Greenberg - Dance faculty, Adelphi University (retired)
Teresa Heiland - Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
David Hopkinson - Accountant, private practice
Dawn Lille - Ph.D., Dance faculty, Juilliard School (retired)
Beth Megill - Dance Professor, Moorpark College
Alice Moorhead - Former Executive Director, Dance Notation Bureau; Chemical Bank (retired)
Ursula Payne - Dance Professor, Slippery Rock University
Valarie Williams - Ph.D., Dance Professor, The Ohio State University


DNB Staff

 Lynne Weber, Executive Director - Certified Professional Notator and Teacher of Labanotation; Certified Movement Analyst; B.F.A. in Dance, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; notator of 15 works including Joffrey, Massine, Posin, Wagoner, Sokolow, and full-evening length Sleeping Beauty. Danced professionally with Milwaukee Ballet Company and other ballet, modern, opera, and operetta companies. Taught Dance and Notation. Choreographed for the Public Theater. Former Board of Directors: Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) and American Dance Guild. Also has M.B.A. from the Wharton School and M.S.E. in Computer Science at University of Pennsylvania. Managed consulting projects at (now) KPMG and was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs.

William Kiley, Director of Programs, Finance, and Administration
- Mr. Kiley joined the DNB in October 2006. He has been a supporter of the DNB for many years and has also served as a volunteer, assisting with financial and technology issues. He spent 20 years as a programmer and project manager in the information technology departments of several investment and commercial banks where he directed the budgeting, design and development of fixed-income transaction processing applications. Mr. Kiley earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Rutgers University. 

Diana Byer, Director of Education
- Ms. Byer joined the DNB in October 2022. She is the founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of New York Theatre Ballet and Director of New York Theatre Ballet School. She is a répéiteur of The Antony Tudor Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of the DNB and the Clive and Valerie Barnes Foundation, an Education Ambassador of The New York Pops. She served on the Dance Portal Advisory Board of The Children's Museum of Manhattan and the Bessie Awards Selection Committee. She has staged the ballets of Antony Tudor for American Ballet Theatre and The Hartt School and ballets of Agnes de Mille for the Alabama Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She coached the principals for the. Columbia Pictures film, Center Stage. Ms. Byer were selected by Good Housekeeping Magazine as the 2018 Humanitariam Hero. She was a long-time pupil and colleague of Margaret Craske, who was Director of Ballet instruction at New York Theatre Ballet School until her retirement.  

Mei-Chen Lu, Director of Library Services and Webmistress - Reconstructor and Certified Teacher of Labanotation; M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Labanotation, The Ohio State University; B.A., Hunter College, CUNY; A.A., Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan. Ms. Lu studied Labanotation and received Intermediate and Elementary Labanotation Teacher Certification at the Ohio State University. Ms. Lu serves on the Board of International Council of Kinetography Laban/Labanotation. She also serves as one of the core faculties in Labanotation Teacher Certification Courses. She has taught Labanotation and Motif Notation in the U.S., Mexico, Hungary, and China. Her publications can be seen in Dance Chronicle, Performing Arts Resources, Beijing Dance Academy Journal, Contemporary Dance Research Journal, and DNB Library News. Ms. Lu joined the Dance Notation Bureau in 2002.

Hannah Russ, Administrative Associate - Hannah Russ earned her B.A. degree in Dance and Chinese Area Studies from Kenyon College in 2018, where she found a deep interest in the use of Labanotation as a tool for movement preservation, research, and the creative/choreographic process. She has since earned certification in elementary and intermediate Labanotation and completed the Teacher Certification Course in China following the 2017 ICKL conference. After receiving a Fulbright Student Research/Study grant in 2018, she enrolled as a Student at the Nanjing University of the Arts where she spent 10 months conducting research on Labanotation in China. In addition to her role as Administrative Associate, she has also taken on the duty as Library Newsletter Editor for the Dance Notation Bureau. Ms. Russ joined the Dance Notation Bureau in 2021.

Charlotte Wile, Theory Bulletin Board Moderator (Volunteer) - Certified Professional Notator, Reconstructor, and Teacher of Labanotation; Certified Movement Analyst; M.S. in Music Education, City College; B.S. in Dance, Juilliard School. Ms. Wile performed on- and off-Broadway and notated works by McKayle, Arpino, and Jooss. She has taught at many institutions, including Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, Brooklyn College, Barnard College, University of Detroit at Marygrove, Performing Arts High School, Ruben Academy in Israel, New York City public schools, and her own studio. She now is writing a book on Motif Writing. Ms. Wile began the Theory Bulletin Board in 1999, and it now has over 100 postings from contributors throughout the Laban community.