Board of Directors

Three Duets. Photo by Fernando Silva

We are honored to have a Board of Directors for ClancyWorks who are dedicated to our organization, passionate for our vision, and joyfully enthusiastic about our work. They represent a talented group of experts in various fields, including marketing, fundraising, legal issues, dance and arts administration.

Ed Burleson (President) is a former professional dancer/choreographer, classroom English and Mathematics teacher, Instructional Designer, and Special Assistant to the Consul General at the Consulate General of Japan in Houston. A dance enthusiast who has been supporting ClancyWorks since its inception, Ed assists with financial planning, fundraising avenues, administrative support structures and Board leadership.

Fernando Silva (Treasurer) currently works as a project architect for DVA Architects.  Since the inception of ClancyWorks, Fernando has designed all of the marketing brochures and announcements for performance presentations and educational events conducted by the company.

Glenna Blessing (Secretary) serves as the Chair of Dance Program at the George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology in Baltimore, MD.  Previously a member of the ClancyWorks Dance Company, Ms. Blessing advises ClancyWorks on audience development, professional development, arts in education, and artistic matters.

Nanci Brown (Arts in Education, Audience Development) has worked as a social worker in private practice and in schools for kids and teens with emotional disabilities for the past 12 years.  Prior to this line of work, she was a theatrical agent representing actors on Broadway, in film and TV.  Ms Brown advises the company on Arts in Education programming as well as artistic development.

Camille V. Haynes (Arts in Education, Fundraising) is currently the Program Manager at the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.  Previously, she was the Branch Director of Silver Spring Branch BGC.  Camille’s background includes work with public relations, event management, and fundraising for sports, entertainment, and non-profit clients. As a member of the ClancyWorks Board of Directors, she focuses on fundraising opportunities, event planning, and advises ClancyWorks on community outreach and youth development programs.

Ronita Macklin (Fundraising, Communications)Ronita is a Foreign Service Officer, particularly the Post Management Officer for Australia, New
Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Working for the Department of State for the past 8 years, Ronita
has represented the United States at several embassies around the world. Prior to entering the
Foreign Service, Ronita served as a Legislative Assistant to former U.S. Congressman Jim Marshall
(D-GA) and as a Finance Assistant to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
headquarters in Washington, DC. In 2002, Ronita founded The Macklin Group, LLC, a consulting
firm focused on education and developing tailored math and science curriculums to increase
standardized test scores for youth in the Washington, DC area.

Iliad Terra (Marketing, Fundraising)Illiad currently works as a project architect for DVA Architects and volunteers with a number of
nonprofits in the region. Iliad contributes his expertise in fundraising, marketing and development
to our organization.

Marc Wright (Performance Communications) has almost 30 years experience as a production manager, lighting designer, educator, and arts administrator in the Washington Dc area. Currently Director of Operations at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Marc has worked previously with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, and taught at American University. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from the College of William and Mary.


Adrienne Clancy (Founding & Artistic Director) is the founding director of ClancyWorks. She leads artistic projects and educational residencies as well as managing the daily administrative duties. In addition to directing ClancyWorks, Adrienne is the Treasurer of CREDO (Capital Region of Educators in Dance Organization), a nonprofit service organization for dance educators.