Myra Weise

Myra Weise is an arts manager, producer and dancer based in Durham, North Carolina, whose work centers around themes of intentional connection, mental health, restorative justice, and historical acknowledgment. For the past fifteen years she has honed her management approach working with arts organizations, independent curators, and independent artists, including American Dance Festival, Black on Black Project, Culture Mill, Empower Dance Foundation, Martha Clarke, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Pilobolus, Renay Aumiller Dancers, ShaLeigh Dance Works, and Theater Operations at Duke University, among others. Prior to diving fully into this aspect of the field, she trained in dance professionally in her home city, Asheville, NC, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the ADF School. In 2019, Weise began allowing space for both practices — dance experiences and the management of helping make it happen for public audiences — to exist simultaneously in her personal and professional life. She is honored to be a part of this performance experience with Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre.