ANDREA SNYDER, co-director of Performing Arts Strategies and American Dance Abroad, has spent her career in the professional dance field. She was: Dance/USA’s president and executive director for 11 years; created and directed the National Initiative to Preserve America’s Dance (NIPAD) grant program for The Pew Charitable Trusts; assistant director of the NEA Dance Program from 1987-1993; booking agent for Sheldon Soffer Management; executive director of Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians; administrator of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dance Department; and associate administrator for the Cunningham Dance Foundation. She chaired the Performing Arts Alliance board and was a member of the Dance Magazine inaugural Board of Advisors. From 1995-2010, she moderated The Kennedy Center’s contemporary dance post-performance discussions. She is the advisor to South Arts’ MOMENTUM program. Her life/career is profiled in Renata Celichowska’s book, Seven Statements of Survival.