Your Guild Board

Q: What is the Board?

A: Annually Elected Guild Council members + Annually Assigned Guild Representatives = Your Guild Board
Please see our FAQs page or our Bylaws page for info on who can serve, who can assign Reps, and/or voting practices.
Check out the links below to get a better idea of what a Councilmember or Representative's duties and commitments are.
Representative Commitment   Representative Duties (position descriptions)

Councilmember  Commitment  Council Duties (position descriptions)



2017 Guild Council

The Guild Council serves one-year terms, and may only serve up to two consecutive terms in a row at a time. Elections happen each March. Any Guild Member in good standing who is not otherwise barred from running, is allowed to run for office. The entire Guild membership votes on Council members each year. 

Please consider running for office, we need you!

For more information on requirements, rules, etc, please see our FAQs page, Bylaws, or email us at info@portlandbellydance.org.


President:


Tiffany Slottke

Vice President:


DeAnna Freeman

Treasurer:


Rachel Shelton


Secretary: 

Danni St Athens

PR/Media Head:

Jules Barrera

2017 Guild Representatives

The Guild Council serves one-year terms, and may only serve up to two consecutive terms in a row at a time. Elections happen each March. Any Guild Member in good standing who is not otherwise barred from running, is allowed to run for office. The entire Guild membership votes on Council members each year.  Please consider running for office, we need you!

For more information on requirements, rules, etc, please see our FAQs page, our Run for Office page, and/or our Bylaws.


Community Engagements Rep:

Margaret Gustafson

Oversees big-picture management of the Community Engagements including haflas and related committees. Not in charge of physically doing all the work, but in charge of making sure SOMEONE is doing it to make sure Community Engagements happen, and are properly planned and advertised.


Pro Dancers Rep:

Claudia

Represents the interests and perspective of pro dancers within the community.

Producers Rep:

OPEN

Represents the interests and perspective of producers within the community. Must be aware of and active in the greater Portland Belly Dance and Middle Eastern related performance arts and it's needs. Knowledge of producing events and/or recordings including the financial, managerial, promoting and booking aspects are fundamental to this position.

Public Events Rep:

Stashia Cabral

Oversees research and management of the events that the Guild participates in/has a presence at. (parades, Fertile Grounds Fest, etc.) Not in charge of physically doing all the work, but in charge of making sure SOMEONE is doing it.



Recruitment Rep:

Jennifer Guntner

Coordinates membership recruitment efforts, keeps recruitment momentum going. Makes sure we get the Guild mentioned at as many local shows as possible, ongoing.


Students Rep:

Miriam Behar

Represents the interests and perspective of students within the community. Advocates for the needs of students at Board meetings, such as suggesting ways in which students could gain performance experience or more well-rounded dance and cultural education

Support Rep:

Radeyah Aalimah

Support Rep available to any combination of Dancer, Artisan, Photographer, Musician, Backstage Tech, or other non-dancer persons.

Support Rep:

Guy Masson

Support Rep available to any combination of Dancer, Artisan, Photographer, Musician, Backstage Tech, or other non-dancer persons.

Support Rep:

Joumana

Support Rep available to any combination of Dancer, Artisan, Photographer, Musician, Backstage Tech, or other non-dancer persons.

Teachers Rep:

Niira Daniella


Represents the interests of teachers within the community.


Website Rep:

OPEN

Big-picture and visionary for website updates and content, makes sure the site remains relevant and content gets created and posted in a timely fashion. Not in charge of physically doing the content writing or tech updates, but in charge of making sure SOMEONE is doing it.

Fine Arts Rep:

Emily Stuart

Represent the Guild as a liaison to the greater dance community by connecting at networking events, sharing upcoming event & performance opportunities, and assisting with creative partnerships.

The Portland Bellydance Guild is fiscally sponsored by the Marissa Mission, a  subset of the Present Time Dream Factory, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting the arts in Portland, OR.

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