The Gerald Arpino Foundation

Honoring the Legacy of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino

As a not-for-profit organization, we offer qualified organizations and institutions the right to license the choreographic works of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino and will partner with them in all aspects of staging the choreography, overseeing the technical production, and maintaining the artistic integrity of the choreographers.

The Foundation is committed to making the ballets accessible to all audiences and will take into consideration each organization’s artistic and financial profile to determine licensing fees.

The Foundation offers repertory workshops, lectures, and master classes dedicated to teaching a new generation of dancers the choreography and style of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino.

Following the lead of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, we believe in the vast creativity of the human spirit and the value of multicultural diversity on and off the stage. We are deeply committed to creating and sustaining a culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. We consciously strive to support these beliefs and hold ourselves accountable to these intentions.


The Gerald Arpino Foundation is committed to preserving and promoting the choreographic works of Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey while maintaining the integrity of the works through the highest level of artistic excellence.


  • Michael Anderson, Board President
  • Kim Sagami, Executive Director
  • Charthel Arthur Estner, Director of Licensing
  • Ceshia Wilder, Treasurer
  • Trinette Singleton Washer, Secretary
  • Cameron Basden
  • Nicole Duffy
  • Catherine Eby
  • Marybeth Evans
  • Jeremy Gubman
  • Tom Mossbrucker
  • Roger Plaut

Lawyers for the Creative Arts is an in-kind supporter of The Gerald Arpino Foundation.

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