New Hampshire Dance Collaboratives, founded by Joan Talarico Brodsky, is a grant making organization with the mission of making dance a more well understood, accessible and utilized art form. Dance, in it’s many forms, can enhance an idea, inform an art exhibit, widen a view and promote problem solving.
To date, New Hampshire Dance Collaboratives has partnered with Canterbury Shaker Village, Art Front, Kelley/Stelling Contemporary, New Hampshire Institute of Art, The Currier Gallery or Art, The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, SNHU’s McIninch Gallery and The New Hampshire Furniture Masters.
Joan Talarico Brodsky has worked as a dance and movement professional for the last 40 years. After performing professionally, Brodsky trained in physical therapy, Pilates and Biosomatics and opened The Studio in Bedford, New Hampshire. As a Movement Therapist, she’s worked with clients privately and in class settings. In 2015, Brodsky completed training with The National Institute for Whole Health as a Whole Health Educator and coach.
Currently, Joan runs The Studio Within, a smaller, more intimate version of The Studio, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Her continued passion for and desire to see dance expand as an accessible, seen and utilized art form led Brodsky to create New Hampshire Dance Collaboratives in 2016. NHDC is a grant making organization that provides financial support to dance artists involved in multidisciplinary dance projects. Brodsky works creatively to match dancers with many types of host organizations who seek to use dance as a way of widening the lens on all forms of work projects, art exhibits, cultural settings or educational institutions.
In her spare time, Brodsky serves as Vice Chair of Big Brother Big Sister of New Hampshire, and as Vice Chair for Canterbury Shaker Village. She’s married and lives in Manchester with her husband Howard Brodsky and their one of a kind dog Winston.