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Catalyzing Leadership

HAVEN is committed to helping people discover and step into their own leadership. Personal and professional evolution is fostered by nurturing unfulfilled desires and/or uncovering new passions and then growing capacities to lead.  Opportunities to gain new skills through immediate and actual in the field experience are provided through clear communication, brainstorming sessions, a supportive environment, guidance, and advancement. HAVEN brings about and inspires leadership. 


Want HAVEN to significantly alter your life by creating a place for you to become more accomplished and fulfilled than you’ve ever imagined possible? Contact Founder and CEO Lillian Barbeito to speculate about your future to determine if catalyzing your leadership at HAVEN is a fit for you:


PORTER GRUBBS is an Atlanta-based dance writer, teacher, and choreographer. Currently participating in Round Two of our Choreography Mentorship program with Alex Ketley and David Maurice, he also participated in HAVEN's Movement & Writing Workshop with Chris Evans. After expressing his passion for writing to Founder Lillian Barbeito, Porter is now writing content for HAVEN Global Sanctuary for Dance and teaching a week-long workshop in June called Demon Bodies Practice.



BRIANNA MIMS is a recent graduate from the University of Southern California where she studied Dance and NGO’s and Social Change. In collaboration with artists of various mediums, Mims developed and presented #jailbeddrop, an interactive performance installation that contextualizes interpersonal accountability on our criminal justice system and challenges our notions of crime and punishment. At HAVEN, she is writing a coffee table book about the symbolism of suits that will be celebrated via live HAVEN Haus performance/book launch Nov 17-20, 2021, at Wisdome in downtown Los Angeles.


Natalie Liebert is currently taking her first series of online courses in social media marketing. At HAVEN, she is gaining in the field experience as our Social Media Manager. Natalie also loves cooking and brainstormed the Plies & Pastries workshop that combines ballet and vegan cuisine!


David Maurice  is a free-lance performer, choreographer and writer. At HAVEN, he is co-leading the Choreography Mentorship Program with Alex Ketley. 

Teagan Reed (he/she/they) is a Chicago based dancer, choreographer, and teacher who graduated from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and trained at the Hubbard Street Professional Program. At HAVEN, Teagan founded the pro.noun dance festival which launched in March 2021.

AUSTYN RICH is a dancer, choreographer and movement-based artist from Atlanta, Georgia who recently graduated from USC. At HAVEN, he is creating work on mentees in the Certificate Program in Dance Performance. 


Skye Schmidt  was an Administrative Assistant at BODYTRAFFIC. At HAVEN, she is gaining new skills and stepping into a significant leadership role as our lead administrator.


Rachel Walton is a professional dancer who minored in Computer Programming while earning her degree in Dance at USC. At HAVEN, she is broadening her coding skills and growing her portfolio by building and updating HAVEN’s website.  

Real World Examples of  how Haven is Catalyzing Leadership

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