Dancer Promotions & New Board Members
August 10, 2020
As we carefully begin work on our 2020-21 season, we are happy to announce two dancer promotions, and to welcome three new Board members.
Stuart Coleman (photo above on left) has been promoted to Artistic Associate. He will continue dancing with the company and will take on additional reposibilities, including choreographing.
"Stuart Coleman has proven himself a truly valuable asset to the DK organization. His numerous choreographic contributions to the DK repertoire, and his recent creation with the dancers on Zoom have resonated powerfully with our audiences. I'm excited to see what his creativity has in store in the coming seasons."
—David Hochoy, DK Artistic Director
"I'm humbled and thrilled about my new role with DK as Artistic Associate. It's an exciting next chapter for me to continue dancing while working closely with David and Libby in a more artistic leadership role within the company."
Emily Franks (photo above on right) has been promoted from Apprentice to full Company Member.
"I am thrilled about Emily Frank's promotion to full Company Member. She has shown an enormous appetite for growth and fulfillment of her numerous gifts over the two years she has been a DK Apprentice."
—David Hochoy, DK Artistic Director
"I’ve looked up to the people in this company for so long, so to now be a company member along side my talented mentors and best friends is humbling and a dream come true. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue to grow as both a person and dancer under David and Libby’s direction and support."
New Board Members
Katasha S. Butler
"I was introduced to Dance Kaleidoscope when I was at Butler University as a pharmacy student. I've been enthralled with DK performances since my first show at Clowes. When I was presented the opportunity to volunteer at the annual gala, with Junior League, I gladly volunteered my time. I am even more excited to be of service to DK in my new capacity as a board member."
Katasha S. Butler, PharmD, MBA, is the Coordinator for Medication Use and Regulatory Compliance at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Danville native also owns The Conciergerie, a special event agency and is the former owner of Social, an event venue and banquet hall in downtown Danville. Read more of Dr. Butler's biography below.
“With a passion for the Indianapolis arts scene from the symphony to IndyFringe, I’m thrilled to join the Dance Kaleidoscope board. The performances by this talented group of diverse dancers go from providing pure joy to tackling heavy social economic issues; I’m often laughing one minute and crying the next. We’re so fortunate to have them here in Indianapolis, and I’m excited to be a part of their next evolution.”
Jeremy Ecenbarger, Consultant, US Migraine Portfolio integration, leads US migraine portfolio integrstion and launch excellence efforts for Eli Lilly and Company. Read more of Jeremy's biography below.
"The arts are at the core of what makes us human. I am thrilled to support, Dance Kaleidoscope, such a dynamic organization that plays an integral role here in Indy by nurturing the humanity in all of us."
Tony Stovall received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in International Relations. He has been a professional stage actor performing across the US and in London, in productions such as The Wiz, Ragtime, A Chorus Line, and La Cage Aux Folles to Julius Cesar and a Midsummer Night’s Dream. In addition to acting, he has more than 15+ years of work experience in the corporate world, working in numerous capacities first for Encyclopædia Britannica and then for Korn/Ferry International, the world’s premier executive search firm. Read more of Tony's biography below.
Katasha S. Butler Bio cont.
Dr. Butler graduated from Danville High School in 1994. She studied Chemistry at Spelman College in Atlanta and went on to obtain her Master of Business Administration in Leadership and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Butler University. Since then, she has worked in various Pharmacy leadership roles including Citizens Health Center, Managed Health Services, St. Vincent Women’s Hospital and Illiana VA Medical Center. Dr. Butler was also published in 2003 in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, and most recently, in Pharmacy Times in 2014. During her time at the VA in Danville, Dr. Butler was recognized for her hard work, including selection for the highly-competitive VISN 12 Leadership Development Program, Vermilion Advantage Class 26 Leadership Program and the national VACO Health Care Leadership Development Program. She received the 2014 Director’s EEO Award, the 2014 VISN 11 Diversity Award, two Special Contribution Awards and numerous other recognitions. As the Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, the exceptional program was recognized in a VHA publication, Realizing the Future of Nursing: VA Nurses Tell Their Stories for the work done for HBCUs and Black Colleges. This is where the seed for the Central Illinois Black College Fair began.
In her spare time, Dr. Butler likes to read, shop, volunteer, plan events and travel the world. She is very active in her community through membership and participation in numerous organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Alpha Mu Omega Chapter), The Links, Inc., Ivy Endowment, Inc., Laura Lee Fellowship Association, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Board of Directors, Shalom Health Care Center Board of Directors, United Way of Central Indiana YAR Advisory Board, African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis, National Pharmaceutical Association, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Indianapolis Spelman Alumnae Council and Butler University Black Alumni Association. Dr. Butler has served as an Associate Adjunct Professor at Butler University since 2004 and currently teaches Advanced Pharmacology to NPs for Walden University. She is a Scott-Hawkins Leadership Institute Fellow Alumna of The Links, Inc., which was two years of intensive study of leadership principles. Most recently, she was named to the Butler University College of Pharmacy Board of Visitors and was a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the City of Danville. She also works on the international level for the sorority as the Central Region Representative to the HBCU Task Force. Dr. Butler has also been featured in three books, Single. Women. Entrepreneurs., Plan C: The Full-Time Employee and Part-Time Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurs in Pharmacy: and Other Leaders and a host of other articles and print media.
Jeremy Ecenbarger Bio cont.
Since joining Lilly in 2016, Jeremy has held several marketing and public relations roles. From managing campaigns for multiple brands in Lilly Oncology to leading operational change management and communications efforts for Lilly Bio-Medicines, Jeremy has a broad breadth of experience that extends across functions and business units.
Prior to joining Lilly, Jeremy spent more than 15 years in the management consulting industry, where he served in various marketing and public relations leadership roles, working with such organizations as Disney, Google, Microsoft, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), among others. He began his career as a journalist.
Jeremy earned his bachelor's degree in English and Communications Media from Indiana University.
Outside of work, Jeremy enjoys downtown Indianapolis living and is passionate about urban development, the arts and historic preservation. He's a big theater and movie buff, a frequent traveler, and enjoys regular adventures with family and friends.
Tony Stovall Bio cont.
Tony earned an MBA from the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management, and completed his PhD in Retailing & Consumer Sciences, also from the University of Arizona. He is currently pursuing an MS in Healthcare Communication from Purdue University. He has been an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Woodbury University’s School of Business in Burbank, California, and Towson University’s College of Business & Economics in Towson, Maryland. He joined the faculty of The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Indianapolis, in August 2019. He teaches Marketing Strategy in the undergraduate, MBA, and Business of Medicine programs.