The 17/18 Ambassador Project

On the Boards Ambassadors are cultural and civic leaders who bring new voices and perspectives and share our programs with new communities. 

The Ambassador Project at OtB is now in its fifth season. This season the project divides into two areas of focus: Program Ambassadors work closely with OtB staff on Open Studio, the NW New Works Festival, special events, music, and other public presentations.

Ambassador Writers Corps, a team of experienced writers and artists, develop responsive and critical content around On the Boards performances or write about specific issues in our creative and civic community.



17/18 Program Ambassadors

James Holt is a composer and curator. Loves Seattle & NYC. James is passionate about contemporary music, and is devoted to sharing. 

Dani Tirrell is a dancer/choreographer whose show Black Bois premieres at OtB in April 2018. Dani is currently teaching and learning African Diasporic dance in the Seattle area. 


17/18 Ambassador Writers Corps

Daemond Arrindell is a poet, playwright,  performer, and teaching artist who is moved most by art that challenges the status quo.

Ryan Diaz is a Filipino designer, writer, activist, and Celine Dion superfan. Boogies with Au Collective, teaches social justice-centered self-defense. 

Elissa Favero teaches critical and contextual studies at Cornish College of the Arts and writes essays about art, architecture, and landscape. 

Koushik Ghosh is an economist/poet/writer who is deeply interested in transnational issues, and the areas of social choice and justice. 

Imana Gunawan is a Texas-born Indonesian multimedia journalist, dance artist, writer, audio producer, and member of Au Collective. 

Natalie Singer is a Seattle journalist, editor, and the author of the memoir California Calling: A Self-Interrogation (March 1, 2018). Twitter: @Natalie_Writes

Imani Sims is a bourbon-loving, stiletto-wearing, Seattle native who spun her first performance poem at the age of fourteen. Her book (A)live Heart is available on Sibling Rivalry Press. 

Petra Zanki is Seattle choreographer and theatre maker originally from Croatia.


Ambassador Alumni
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The Ambassador Project at On the Boards is graciously sponsored by the Boeing Company and Nordstrom