• OUR HISTORY

     

    In 2010, Tareake directed and choreographed a show called, Take a Stand Against Diabetes, to raise money and bring awareness to diabetes. In 2012, he produced a show called, One Voice / One World, to raise money and bring awareness to the affects of Hurricane Sandy in the Lower East Side. Both showcases raised money and all proceeds went to the American Diabetes Association and the American Red Cross. These two projects led Tareake to form Dorill Initiative to teach youth the importance of arts education, but also the art of giving back.

    OUR MISSION

     

    Dorill Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to empowering youth to tell their stories and transform communities. We train our youth to develop a unique voice through literary, visual, and performing arts education. Our goal is to help each young artist develop a deeper understanding of self, and advance their artistic capacity. Through the power of creativity and artistic expression, our youth will create a ripple effect of positive change in the communities we serve.

    OUR VISION

     

    Dorill mobilizes our city’s youth to transform the social narrative through art and explore new perspectives through engagement with the broader community.

  • OUR PROGRAMS

  • DORILL SATURDAY ARTS ACADEMY

    SATURDAY PROGRAM

     

    DORILL SATURDAY ARTS ACADEMY serves youth primarily in the Lower East Side between the ages of 10 and 18 years old. The program is focused on arts integration as a way to bridge the gap between the arts and community engagement. Students will partake in performing arts classes in the morning centered around dance education and the dramatic arts, then later in the afternoon apply those techniques to create community action projects to tell their story and impact their community.

     

    If you’re interested in participating in Dorill Saturday Arts Academy, please click on the red REGISTER button below.

     

    If you’re over 21 years old and you would like to BE A VOLUNTEER, please click on COMPLETE THIS FORM, so that we can add you to our roster of volunteers!

     

    If you have any further questions regarding the Saturday Program, please contact BEVERLY LOPEZ at BEVERLY.DORILL@gmail.com!

  • WHO WE ARE

  • OUR FOUNDER

    TAREAKE DORILL RAMOS

    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. After graduating from UNCSA, he was hired to dance with Gaspard & Dancers and serve as rehearsal director. 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, Nina’s School of Dance, and the Isadora Duncan Festival in Siberia, Russia. Tareake is currently on faculty teaching dance at the BDC / Children Teen Program, The Y @ WHEELS in Washington Heights, and Marta Valle High School. He founded Dorill Initiative to connect his love for the performing arts to his heartfelt passion for bringing awareness to social issues.

  • SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

    MARCEL MARCH

    DIRECTOR of STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

    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.

    EBONY CAWTHORNE

    DIRECTOR of STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

    EBONY.DORILL@GMAIL.COM

     

    Ebony Cawthorne was born and raised in Queens, N.Y., Ebony has always had a love and a passion for storytelling and films. She has written, directed and produced several short films at UNCSA and also created pieces outside of school. Last summer, Ebony Cawthorne was an assistant director for the UNCSA School of Filmmaking’s inaugural Germany exchange program, interned at the Los Angeles Film Festival in Culver City, Calif., and was the house manager for the National Black Theatre Festival’s film program. Though a recent alum of UNCSA, she was part of the leadership team of Artists of Color; worked as a member of ArtistCorps; volunteered as a Student Ambassador; and received the Sarah Graham Kenan Scholarship of Excellence.

    BEVERLY LOPEZ

    DIRECTOR of ARTS in EDUCATION | PROGRAMMING

    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.

    MORIAH CODY

    DIRECTOR of COMMUNITY RELATIONS | PROGRAMMING

    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.

  • FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • ANNA FOLWELL

    Chair of the Board of Directors

     

    Executive Committee Chair

    U.S. SPONSORHIP MANAGER, EAST COAST

    CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY

    BRYAN ROSENBERG

    Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

     

    Program Committee Chair

    SCHOOL LEADER, EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGIST

    LINDA MATIAS

    Secretary of the Board of Directors

     

    Governance Committee Chair

    GRANTS MANAGER

    T.R. MILES

    Treasurer of the Board of Directors

     

    Strategic Development Committee Chair

    FOUNDER OF THE MILES GROUP PORTFOLIO, INC.

    JOAQUIN NOGUERA

    Board Member

     

    Governance Committee

    EDUCATOR, RESEARCHER, SCHOLAR, CONSULTANT, ACTIVIST

    SHASHI BALOOJA

    Board Member

     

    Strategic Communications Committee Chair

    ACTOR, FILMMAKER, PRODUCER

    DAISY PAEZ

    Board Member

     

    Strategic Development Committee

    DISTRICT LEADER, NYC 65TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

    KEVIN BOSEMAN

    Board Member

     

    Program Committee

    ACTOR, SINGER, DANCER, WRITER

    CAYTHA JENTIS

    Board Member

     

    Strategic Communications Committee

    FILM / TV WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR

    ADRIAN LETECHIPIA

    Board Member

     

    Strategic Communications Committee

    EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER at ROARK

    TAREAKE RAMOS

    Board Member

    FOUNDER | EXECUTIVE and ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of DORILL INITIATIVE

  • EVENTS

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    BECOME A FRIEND

    With the support of our DORILL FRIENDS, your gift will help bring breathtaking programming and performances to communities around the world, provide students across the country the opportunity to unlock their creative potential through innovative outreach programs, and help make young artists dreams become a reality.

    • Friend: $25
    • Sustainer: $100
    • Sponsor: $250
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    BECOME A PARTNER

    Every artist knows how important it is to collaborate and have a good partner - one whose support and enthusiasm are invaluable. DORILL PARTNERS are vital members of our extended family. Your generous support helps create uplifting experiences and new opportunities both on and off the stage.

    • Partner: $750
    • Sustaining Partner: $1000
    • Supporting Partner: $2,500
    • Special Partner: $4,000

    JOIN THE FOUNDER’S CIRCLE

    The Founder’s Circle recognizes and honors our generous donors who made significant contributions to support the founding vision of Tareake Dorill Ramos. Annual memberships begins at $5,000 and offers unprecedented, behind the scenes access to Dorill Initiative’s artistic process.

    • Tier 1: $5,000
    • Tier. 2: $7,500
    • Tier 3: $10,000
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