• OUR VISION

     

    Dorill’s vision is to shift individual and community perceptions of the world we live in, mobilize our youth as innovative artists and leaders who illuminate pathways towards change through the arts.

    OUR MISSION

     

    Dorill Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts organization focused on bringing awareness of, and addressing social problems that impact our children and young adults, through community action and education in the performing arts. We serve our youth through comprehensive arts-based services, including courses and coaching in dance, drama, film, music and visual arts, as well as mentorship and character development to support participants as the develop a deep understanding of self and tell their stories through artistic mediums.

     

    Our youth and community engagement efforts are grounded in the principles of diversity, opportunity, respect, inclusion, leadership and love.

  • OUR TEAM

  • WHO WE ARE

    TAREAKE DORILL RAMOS

    FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE and ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

    TAREAKE@DORILL.ORG

     

    Tareake Dorill Ramos is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan (one of his proudest affiliations), and graduated from the Univeristy of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Tareake served in student leadership roles his entire college career, but one of his produest accomplishments was serving as Student Body President during his 4th year of college. After graduating from UNCSA, he was hired to dance with Gaspard & Dancers and serve as artistic company manager. Throughout his performing arts career, he has trained with Dancing Classrooms NYC, American Ballet Theater, Rosie’s Theater Kids, The Ailey School, New York State Summer School of the Arts and the Broadway Dance Center Children Teen’s Program. Mr. Ramos has performed in works choreographed by Brenda Daniels, Doug Varone, Juel D. Lane, Kira Blazek, Ming Lung-Yang, Twyla Tharp, Martin Lofsnes, Pedro Ruiz, Alexei Kremenev, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, Maria Torres, Sekou McMiller, Adrienne Hurd, Robert Battle and Susan Jaffe. He acted in supporting roles in two movies called, Ben’s Plan and Just Like the Son, and performed on various TV shows like The View, Martha Stewart Show and The Rosie Show. He was an original company member with the Dancing Classrooms Youth Dance Company, directed by Alee Reed, where he performed at the Kennedy Center and Good Morning America. Mr. Ramos has taught master classes at the Epic Dance Convention, First to Fifth summer intensive and Nina’s School of Dance. He founded Dorill Initiative to connect his love for the performing arts to his heartfelt passion for bringing awareness to social issues. Tareake is currently on Faculty at the BDC / Children Teen Program.

    MARCEL MARCH

    ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

    MARCEL.DORILL@GMAIL.COM

     

    Marcel D. March is a performer and choreographer who has traveled across the globe with the National Dance Company of Ghana. Marcel discovered his passion for dance at a later age while enrolled in a West African dance class at his alma mater, State University of New York at Binghamton. Marcel relocated to New York City in 2013 to further pursue his craft and has since then become Artistic Director for a nonprofit organization called, Conkrete Jungle Performing Arts Production Company. Additionally, Marcel aspires to use dance as his language to bridge the gaps between people and cultures. He believes that dance can help people to understand their own worth and subsequently strive to break down the divides that hold people back from their own success.

    MORIAH CODY

    COMMUNITY ACTION ASSOCIATE

    MORIAH.DORILL@GMAIL.COM

     

    Moriah Cody was born and raised in New York City and graduated from SUNY Canton with an Associates of Science degree and Monroe College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Moriah was an intern in Case Management services in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She majored in musical theater and graduated from the Professional Performing Arts School in 2013. The performing arts have been part of her life for a very long time, whether she’s singing, dancing, or even creating music. She currently teaches performing arts at an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York.

    BEVERLY LOPEZ

    ARTS in EDUCATION ASSOCIATE

    BEVERLY.DORILL@GMAIL.COM

     

    Beverly Lopez is a dancer, choreographer, and educator. She is the recipient of the Bronx Council on the Arts 2017 BRIO Award. She has presented independent work in New York City festivals, including Triskelion Arts Comedy and Dance Festival. She is a company member of ModArts Dance Collective, and the Herbert H. Dance Company. Beverly earned a BFA in Multi-Media / Performing Arts. She has worked as the Dance Education Associate of the AATT Academy at BAAD! and is currently a teaching artist at the Dream Yard Project and Global Arts to Go. Beverly trained at the Dancing-to-Connect Institute under Batter Dance Company and created her own Dance Bridge Program for high school students in 2015. She continues her work as an artistic director / choreographer of REDi Dance Company.

    NOAH SULLIVAN

    SPECIAL PROJECTS ASSOCIATE

    NOAH.DORILL@GMAIL.COM

     

    Noah Sullivan graduated from the Professional Performing Arts School in 2014 located in New York City and he also attended a summer program at The American University of Paris to study fiction and poetry. Mr. Sullivan has a passion for shedding light on and bringing attention to the status of the current climate we are living in through spoken word and music, as well as other forms of art. Alongside the brand that he’s starting up, the disciplinary and organization skills that come with evolving an idea into substance, and a mind to help ideas flourish into potential milestones of accomplishments. Noah is a creator/artist who has been with Dorill Initiative since its founding, volunteering and performing at events. He created the organizations anthem called, Start of a Passion. With many foreseeable opportunities for Dorill Initiative to shine, the creative design and executive is just as important as every aspect of the organization, and will be treated as such.

  • FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • ANNA FOLWELL

    Chair of the Board of Directors

    U.S. SPONSORHIP MANAGER, EAST COAST

    CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY

    BRYAN ROSENBERG

    Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

    SCHOOL LEADER, EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGIST

    T.R. MILES

    Treasurer of the Board of Directors

    FOUNDER OF THE MILES GROUP PORTFOLIO, INC.

    JOAQUIN NOGUERA

    Board Member

    EDUCATOR, RESEARCHER, SCHOLAR, CONSULTANT, ACTIVIST

    EVELYN VARGAS

    Board Member

    PRINCIPAL in NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    SHASHI BALOOJA

    Board Member

    ACTOR, FILMMAKER, PRODUCER

    RODNEY LOPEZ

    Board Member

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of DANCING CLASSROOMS

    DAISY PAEZ

    Board Member

    DISTRICT LEADER, NYC 65TH ASSEMBLY DISTRIC

    TAREAKE RAMOS

    Board Member

    FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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