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Who's on the Team?

A photograph of Broadway Serves Co-Founder, Dionne Figgins. A medium-toned African-American woman, she is smiling and wears a light pink tank top.

Dionne Figgins

Director of Programming

Co-Founder

Dionne Figgins has over 15 years of professional performance experience as a dance, singer, actress, writer, and choreographer. She became passionate about service as an adult, when she realized bringing art and social awareness together could affect more lives than performing alone. Since 2012, she had been the Team Leader for the BROADWAY SERVES AIDS Walk NY Team, which has raised over $54,000 for the GMHC. She has also coordinated many original programs for BROADWAY SERVES including In the Heights Serves VillageCare, Motown Serves Mapplethorpe, and most recently, BROADWAY SERVES The Children's Aid Society Summer Theater Intensive. She is a proud member of AEA since 2006.

A photo of Broadway Serves Co-Founder, Kimberly Marable. A darker-skinned African-American woman, she wears a sage green tank top with her hair styled in an afro. She is smiling, has her left hand on her hip, with her right arm crossed slightly in front of her body.

Kimberly Marable

"To Go" Coordinator

Kids Serve Coordinator

Co-Founder

Born and raised in NYC, Kimberly is no stranger to the intense need for volunteerism, social awareness, and community enrichment. In 1999 she co-founded DAIS, a discussion group for high school students in the NYC/tri-state area surrounding issues of diversity. Since then, she has been an avid supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Since 2019, she has served on the Advisory Council for the Entertainment Community Fund's Looking Ahead program, which actively works to support the needs of child performers; and in 2021 joined the Entertainment Community Fund's Human Services Committee. Kimberly is thrilled to take a more active role in marrying her love for the theater and global community, and inspiring both her peers and the next generation of theater professionals to do the same. Broadway and touring credits include CHICAGO, Hadestown, The Book of Mormon, Sister Act, Dreamgirls, The Wedding Singer, & The Lion King.

 

A photo of Co-Founder Emeritus, Dana Marie Ingraham. She is smiling while seated with her elbows on her knees and hands clasped. She is wearing a black t-shirt with white doves, a silver bracelet, and a tan skirt. A bright yellow object in the background highlights Dana's afro hairstyle.

Dana Marie Ingraham

Co-Founder Emeritus

For Dana Marie Ingraham, service to others has been both a passion and a privilege. She has volunteered with AmeriCorps' City Year program, the Cerebral Palsy Center of St. Louis, the St. Patrick Center of St. Louis, and helped rebuild homes with the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans, Louisiana. Some of these wonderful opportunities to volunteer happened many times while on tour with various productions. A firm believer that "Art affects Life affects Art", it has been important to responsibly use her platform as a performing artist to help be of service to the world around her.  She has danced with the companies of Armitage Gone! Dance, and Philadanco, among others. Broadway credits include Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Motown the Musical, and Hot Feet. She has also performed with the National Tours of The Lion King, Motown the Musical, and The Color Purple. In 1998, Dana was awarded a Presidential Scholar of the Arts Medal from President Bill Clinton.

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Carla Martinez

Program Manager

Carla Martinez (she/ella) is a New York based artist, activist, and union leader. A proud

queer Afro-Latina, she is incredibly passionate about racial equity and social change

within the performing arts and beyond. She serves as an Eastern Principal Councilor

and the co-chair of the EEO committee for Actors’ Equity. Onstage, she’s performed

off-Broadway and regionally across the country. Carla is also on the teaching roster for

Ballet Hispanico’s Community Arts and Partnership Program– the largest Latiné/Hispanic

cultural organization in the United States.

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