Recording, Reflecting & Reimagining Irish Dance
Thomas Cashin in action during 2018 archive residency
Board of Directors
Tom Cashin is a former International fashion model and Broadway performer. In 1990 he joined Sotheby’s auction house in New York, working in a variety of departments before becoming co-director of their Young Collectors Council. He has a degree in Art History from Hunter College. In 1997, Cashin joined the interior design firm Jed Johnson Associates and would remain there until it’s closing in 2016. He is currently co-director of Jed Johnson Home a textile company for the interior design industry. He was also the director of the non-profit organization, Friends in Deed, from 1997-2012 and is currently a board member of the Irish Repertory Theater in New York. He resides with his husband, Jay Johnson in New York City and Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island.
Noreen Denihan is Administrator, Office of the Chairman, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, a private equity firm in New York City. In this capacity, she interacts and liaises with the many non-profit Boards and Committees that the Chairman sits on including The Rhodes Trust, The SeriousFun Children's Network, Cancer Research Institute and The Mount Sinai Health System. Noreen is a member of The Seraphic Society and served as President of the Board of Governors from 2018 to 2020. She has previously served on The Seraphic Board in the capacity of Admissions Chair and Assistant. Noreen has also served as President of Feis Na Nollag, the administrative arm of The Donny Golden School of Irish Dance. In 2020 Noreen relocated from Garden City, New York to Golden, Colorado.
Allen Greenberg is President of The Jerome Robbins Foundation and a Trustee of The Robbins Rights Trust. He was recently a co-founder and officer of PEF Services, an administrative service provider to private capital funds. Allen was a co-founder and partner of Walden Partners and Walden Capital Partners, providing merchant and investment banking services; a co-founder and partner of an investment partnership that specialized in acquiring and managing a number of companies in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries; and a partner with Touche Ross & Co. Allen has served on many charitable boards and committees including Our Steps, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Geraldine Stutz Trust, The Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Remi Arts, FEGS and The Foundation for Jewish Culture. He has also served on many corporate boards. He earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from New York University. Allen lives in New York City.
William Lynch is Director of Leadership Gifts at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) where he is responsible for raising gifts of $10,000 to more than $1million.
Previously he has served as its Vice President for Development and as Director of its Institutional Giving area. He has been employed at BAM for more than 20 years. He served as Director of Development at New York's Symphony Space, as Deputy Director for Development at Bailey House, New York's first provider of housing and services for people with AIDS, and consulted for numerous cultural and social service organizations including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, AmericanDance Festival, Irish Repertory Theater, Film Forum, Pathways to Housing, and Poetry Society of America. A native of Upstate New York, he received a BA from Hamilton College and anMBA from the New York State University atBinghamton.He has lectured on fundraising as an adjunct faculty member at the New School for Social Research and at ColumbiaUniversity's Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals. Producing Partners
Pádraig Heneghan is a freelance Producer and General Manager based in Dublin, Ireland, currently working with Our Steps, United Fall, Landmark Productions/Galway International Arts Festival, and theatre -maker Shane O’Reilly. Previous engagements include international and domestic projects with Riverdream Productions, Tyrone Productions, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (Stravinsky Double Bill, international touring of “Rian”). From 2008 to 2012 Pádraig was Deputy Director of the Gate Theatre, Dublin and was in charge of all touring projects from 2003. He has worked with major worldwide festivals including Lincoln Center Festival, B.A.M. Next Wave Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Sydney Festival and The Barbican in London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a board member of CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Corn Exchange Theatre Company.
Major support provided by
Eileen Murray in honour of her mother Bridget H. Murray, a champion of Irish music and dance
Department of Foreign Affairs Emigrant Support Program
Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library
Glucksman Ireland House, New York University
Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival Pillow Lab Residency
The Harkness Foundation for Dance New York State Council of the Arts New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council Friends of Our Steps
Artist / Practitioner collaborators who have donated their honorariums back to Our Steps.
Ciara Sexton Ella Keener Michael O’Flaherty Sheena McMorrow Jason O’Neil Colin Dunne Tom Cashin
Sally Houston Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason Richard Griffin Patricia Kennelly Mary Beth Griffith Kathleen Maguire O’Shea
Paula Woodgate Caroline Green Parfery James McLaughlin Kathleen Mclaughlin Teresa Burke Jimmy Smith
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