Adrienne Clancy Ph.D., M.F.A.  |   Founding Director  |

Adrienne is a dance artist and proclaimed “wizard of invention” by the Washington Post. As a “tour de force of unpredictable partnering,” her work explores architecturally informed partnering developed among diverse artists. Simultaneously dynamic and emotionally perceptive, Clancy’s choreography exemplifies an environment of mutual respect and creates images that embrace diversity and foster community awareness.

She is honored to receive awards for her teaching and choreography, the most recent being the NDEO 2013 Outstanding Dance Educator of the Year Award, the 2014 County Executive’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, Education Award and the 2014 Individual Artist Award for Choreography from the MD State Arts Council as well as from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Read her full bio here.

Kiyana DubardDETI Intern

A Maryland native with a deep love for literature, film and social justice, Kiyana is a senior Mass Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations and Strategic Communications at Towson University. Kiyana has always aspired to be a storyteller who aids in eradicating racial injustice and inequity in her work, seeking to transform the narrative surrounding racial discourse and promoting inclusivity for all, particularly in the arts. She is currently studying to improve on her digital and cinematic storytelling capabilities.

Outside of work, Kiyana is further developing her leadership skills as the Executive Vice President for Towson University’s chapters of PRSSA and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She enjoys creative writing, singing, cooking, and spending time with her nieces and godson.

Tyrone ManningSocial Media Specialist

Tyrone brings marketing experience from his tenures at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami where he worked on campaigns for globally recognized brands including Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, Flamenco Festival Miami and Pilobolus amongst many others.

He’s the recipient of Hermes Creative and AVA Digital awards. His expertise in Audience Engagement, Brand Awareness, Design, Promotions and Social Media are well welcomed by the team here at ClancyWorks! Visit his Linkedin page for more info.

Rachel Martin | Administrative Assistant |

Rachel has a BA in Ancient Studies/Anthropology from Mount Holyoke College. She is a Maryland native with a background in the arts and education. She has been working in nonprofit administration for four years, and is now halfway through a graduate certif-icate in Arts Administration from Northeastern University. In addition to providing ad-ministrative support to ClancyWorks, Rachel has worked with VisArts, where she ran the volunteer program and performed numerous support tasks for the galleries. She also interned with the Montgomery County Historical Society, the Navy Art Gallery, and the New York Public Library. She has seven years of teaching experience, focusing on English, history, and study skills. Outside of work, Rachel is a freelance jewelry de-signer and teaches classes in writing.

Jennifer ShannonMarketing Manager

Jennifer N. Shannon (@writerjns) is a writer + artist + curator. She has written and published three books and has had her poetry and short stories published in literary magazines. Recently, her photography collage was featured in the 2021 Maryland State Arts Council virtual exhibit titled “Identity,” an essay was published in North Dakota Quarterly and Jennifer was selected to attend the Hurston/Wright Foundation Writers Weekend for Fiction in 2021. 

Jennifer curated the virtual exhibit, REVOLT: Black Joy Still Exist, It Always Will and was a panelist on the Maryland State Arts Council 2021 Heritage Awards.  She is currently writing a novel and enjoying all that comes with living and loving without limits. Visit for more.

Fernando Silva  |   Technical and Marketing Director  |

Fernando has been an integral part of ClancyWorks since the Company’s founding back in 2001. Until October of 2020, he had been donating his services in support of marketing, IT support, videography, video editing, sound design, set design, set construction, costume design, and overall theater technical advice. For 20 years, he has also served active board member in many capacities.

As of October 2020, he officially joined ClancyWorks as Technical and Marketing Director. Since then, he has helped the Company move into two office spaces, oversee major IT upgrades, and the current update for our forth coming web presence.

Devon Wallace | Teaching Artist/Performer

Trained both in the studio and the streets since his teenage years, Devon “Steel Toe” Wallace is a versatile and energetic dancer, choreographer and performing artist who has become an invaluable asset to all whom he has worked with. Originally trained in the basics of jazz, contemporary and commercial choreography, the breadth of his dance knowledge has expanded to include many styles such as African, House, Locking, Hip-Hop Freestyle and Stepping. His talents and versatility have allowed him to work continuously with Professional Baltimore-based Theater Arts Company ArtsCentric, holding principle roles in projects such Alice in Wonderland: A Danc-ical, Snapshots: A Danc-ical, and DreamGirls. He has participated in many showcases and competitions, making a name for himself in the DMV area through his high-energy movements and style. Devon is a founding member of the DMV dance crew Delicious Lawn Gnomes (DLG). He has also trained in Tae Kwon Do with Master Robert C. McDuffie of DC Dragons Training Center, allowing him to maintain a lead role in the dance and martial arts fusion company Dancarate’ run by LaTisha McDuffie. Devon works as a professional flash mob choreographer and coordinator and has credits with many upcoming and established music artists, including Nefertiitii, Devin White, Kim Scott, Chuck Brown, Adnan Sami and Darren “The Soul Entertainer” Smith. Devon teaches in many in-school and after-school programs for the youth, such as the Little Friends for Peace organization and the Barrie School in Silver Spring, MD. He has recently worked very closely with Adrienne Clancy’s ClancyWorks company, furthering his commitment to bringing the benefits of dance to the younger generation. He is a member of two professional DMV-based dance companies: Soul in Motion, an African dance and drumming company led by Micheal Friend, and BMore Houseful, a house dance company led by DMV House legend, Esperonto Bean. Devon is an insatiable student of dance whose mission is to share his infectious energy and talents with as many people as possible, whether it be on the stage, on the dance floor or in the streets.



Dance Educator's Training Institute

DETI is Going Virtual!

Our annual Dance Educator's Training Institute (DETI) is scheduled to take place August 17-19, 2020.

This year, we've decided to take DETI online, due to COVID-19.

While we are saddened not to be able to hold DETI in person, we are excited to welcome people from around the world, who might not otherwise be able to join us! We will have more information about DETI Online in the coming days.

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