Jan Virgin, Executive Director
Jan joined Dance Kaleidoscope in March 1997, and was officially appointed to the top administrative position in December, 2001. While leading all aspects of administration, Jan recognizes that it takes a team working together to keep DK dancing – dedicated Board of Trustees, committed staff, talented artists, loyal audiences and generous donors. Jan says, "As Executive Director of Dance Kaleidoscope I have the ideal opportunity to share my passion for DK and extend to the community both the privilege and power to make a difference."
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
My first experience with DK: A friend invited me to see Scheherazade in 1991/92. I was blown away…totally in awe of the dancers, costumes, lighting and David. Little did I know then that in 1997 I would join DK, fall in love with the company and make my life's work helping to keep DK dancing.
Outside DK, people might find me: The few hours I am not at work you might find me shopping at Marigolds, sharing a glass of wine with friends at Rick's Boatyard, or gathering with family at Bazbeaux Pizza.
What I love best about working in the arts: I love being involved with the arts because it brings people together to share in an artistic experience. Working for Dance Kaleidoscope allows me to meet so many wonderful people, to share my passion about DK whether it is inviting others to our concerts and/or inviting audiences to donate in support of the company. One of my favorite tasks is phoning DK donors to thank them personally for making a difference.
My Zen place: Wherever I am when I am with family and or friends…it could be playing Scrabble, shopping, laughing and just enjoying life.
Something quirky about me that people might be surprised to learn: I am absolutely gaga over my babies . . . all six children and 11 grandchildren.
Guilty pleasure: Spending money on pretty clothes, shoes and jewelry – LOTS of pretty clothes, shoes and jewelry. My home has eight closets of varying sizes…my husband is allowed two.