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Preeti Vasudevan: Artistic Director

Over the course of 20 years, Preeti has built upon her lifetime of expertise in dance, choreography and education through Thresh, her award-winning and internationally-touring NYC performing arts collaborative. Thresh’s experimental productions and educational projects foster provocative dialogue with contemporary identity and our relationship with heritage cultures.  To further extend this mission, Preeti created RCP during the COVID pandemic to inspire those same questions for a younger age group. Her most recent accolades include: 2021 residency commission, Works & Process at The Guggenheim, NY; 2020 Artistic Committee, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 2019 Dance Lab New York/Joyce Theater Foundation Creation Grant; 2019 Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance; 2018 Lincoln Center Award

for Emerging Artists; DanceMotion USA Follow-On Program with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); 2018 Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s Dance Research Fellowship, NY; 2018-19 LabWorks Residency, New Victory Theater, NY. Preeti has been a key speaker for many events including the main presenter at TedX Barnard (Columbia University, NY 2013). 


Cultural Diplomacy is key to Preeti’s work in arts education. As an artist alumna of the US Department of State, she leads ground-breaking educational initiatives encouraging self-expression and artistic risk through cross-cultural creative exchange among artists and the community. She is also one of the main artists leading educational initiatives in underserved areas of the world through Silkroad, legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s ensemble.


Preeti holds an MA in Dance Studies from Laban Centre London, and she is a Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, NY.


Preeti’s years of teaching children alongside her more “grown-up” work take inspiration from her own young daughter, seeing the world and its future through her eyes. For Preeti, RCP stories are a source of eternal curiosity and wonder that children remind you to never lose as you grow older.

and JazzReach. Prior to her shift into fundraising Lisa was the founding Operations Manager for CAMI Music, establishing and managing the daily protocols for the company in addition to overseeing the touring and managerial logistics for Lang Lang, Tan Dun, Savion Glover, American Ballet Theatre, Cirque Eloize and the Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández. Lisa holds a B.A. in Music Composition and Theory from New York University and has a background in both ballet and modern dance.


Lisa Willis: Director of Development

Lisa Willis is a passionate artistic administrator who has managed and supported the development of a variety of multidisciplinary projects in the classical and commercial performing arts sectors. She has freelanced extensively as a development consultant, providing long-term support to small nonprofit performing arts groups in the areas of grant writing, individual donor cultivation, and special events. Ongoing service in this area includes work with the new music ensemble Contemporaneous as well as the physically integrated dance company Heidi Latsky Dance. She is Co-Founder of The LynList, a subscription-based, curated list of grant, fellowship, and residency opportunities for artists in the NYC area. Past fundraising experience includes work with New York Live Arts, home of the Bill T.  Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Brian Sanders’ JUNK,

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Mia Kovalyak: Manager of Design and Marketing Communications

Mia Kovalyak is a PA/NYC-based digital marketing specialist, media designer, and brand designer. She enjoys helping companies rebrand their identity and curate their digital assets to coincide with their brand. Mia's undergraduate studies at Fordham University focused on New Media and Digital Design with a concentration in New Media & Commerce and a minor in Music. She is currently pursuing a Master of Design at Art Center College.

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