A Baker’s Dozen of New Staff Members Arrive

Donna Bost-White, director of educational outreach, has more than 20 years of experience in arts education, including work at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, ArtsConnection, New York City Parks and Recreation Department, and the Metropolitan Opera. The native New Yorker studied at the Dance Theater of Harlem, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, and the Chautauqua Institute. Donna, who received degrees in business management and dance from SUNY-Old Westbury, is a wife and the mother of a teenage son, who is a budding artist. 


Stefanie Calderon, administrative assistant in the registrar’s office, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she studied music business. Prior to Juilliard, she worked in several departments at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In her spare time, she enjoys singing and creating music, watching scary movies, and decorating her apartment.

Dulce M. Capellan is responsible for financial aid counseling services, overseeing records management, speaking with students about outside scholarships, and preparing award packages. Prior to coming to Juilliard, Dulce was a financial aid counselor at LIM College in New York City. She is currently studying for a master’s degree in guidance and counseling at the College of New Rochelle.

Stephen H. Carver, manager of piano maintenance and chief piano technician, came to Juilliard from the University of Iowa School of Music and Hancher Auditorium Performing Arts Center, where he worked for more than two decades. He has also been the chief concert technician for the Tanglewood Music Center for the last eight years and had previously been a concert technician at the Aspen and Chautauqua music festivals. He holds a B.S. in science from Pennsylvania State University.

David Detweiler, lead sales associate at the Juilliard Store, plays the tenor sax and has performed extensively in the U.S. and Europe. The Houston native has also been a guest soloist with the United States Coast Guard Band. David received an M.M. from Florida State University, where he studied with Marcus Roberts, Bill Kennedy, Rodney Jordan, Scotty Barnhart, Bill Peterson, Paul McKee, and Leon Anderson. He got his bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University in New Jersey, where he studied with Rufus Reid, Steve Wilson, Gary Smulyan, and Harold Mabern.

Daniel Feliz, junior network administrator in Information Technology, started his I.T. career as a desktop support technician for J. Walter Thompson a number of years ago and most recently was a senior systems administrator at McGraw Communications. He devotes his free time to his family, study, paintball, and working out.

Daniel Gengenbach, recording engineer, lives on Staten Island and is a graduate of the Institute of Audio Research. An ongoing student of the recording arts, he looks forward to recording all the wonderful talent at Juilliard.

Susan Jackson, editor in chief of The Juilliard Journal, has degrees from Princeton and Stanford. Her career in arts journalism includes being managing editor of the Lincoln Center Festival, classical music editor at Time Out New York, and an arts editor at the Japan Times, a Tokyo newspaper. She also wrote a book on the arts in New York City public schools and was a Business Week correspondent for four years, including two based in Chile. 

Ruyi Lu has joined the Office of Development and Public Affairs as a research associate. Ruyi grew up in an artistic family and spent the majority of her childhood in mainland China and Japan. An avid lover of performing arts and fine arts, she holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and a master’s in education from Harvard. She was a Fulbright scholar in Asia from 2007 to 2008. 

Adam Meyer, the associate dean for administration, holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and Juilliard, and he received his D.M.A. from Stony Brook University. The founding violist of the Bryant Park Quartet, Adam is on the faculties of Stony Brook’s pre-college program and the New York Youth Symphony chamber music program. He is also the dean of students for the Perlman Music Program in the summers. His teachers have included Heidi Castleman, Kathy Murdock, Peter Slowik, and Hsin-Yun Huang.

Brent Radeke, contributions coordinator in the Development Office, recently moved to New York from Milwaukee, where he was a member of Danceworks Performance Company. While at the University of Minnesota, he studied dance and G.L.B.T. studies and appeared with the José Limón Dance Company in Missa Brevis both domestically and in China. In his spare time, he freelances around the city and researches the intersections of dance and critical theory.

Bethany Reyes joins health and counseling services as the new medical receptionist. Born and raised in Southern California, Bethany received her bachelor’s degree in international development studies from U.C.L.A., and is currently studying global public health at N.Y.U. She lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

Lauren Stoltz, administrative assistant for the Dance Division, graduated from SUNY-Buffalo, where she earned her B.A. in dance and performed with, among others, Zodiaque Dance Company and Young Choreographers Showcase. After graduating, Lauren performed with a number of dance companies in New York City before being sidelined by an injury. An internship in the education department at New York City Center led to five years as the dance program manager. She is now pursuing a certificate in arts administration at N.Y.U.


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