Shane Chalke

Shane Chalke, a former financial software entrepreneur and professional jazz trumpeter joined the board of Fuzion Dance Artists (now Sarasota Contemporary Dance) to get involved in Sarasota’s culture scene. He is now its president. His goals include building a strong audience and presenting five full seasons (“In our 10th Season, we’re finally doing it with five programs”), getting its dancers paid, and finding its own studio space. He says, “We are very close to signing the deal to move into Rosemary Square.” It takes a lot behind-the scenes work to keep a dance troupe alive. [But] when you get involved, it becomes family.” from

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