Diane Jacobowitz is the Executive & Artistic Director at Dancewave (BFA, Ohio State University; MFA,Connecticut College) and has a distinguished career in performing, choreography and arts administration. She has taught dance to youth and adults of all ages and backgrounds for 26 years at numerous institutions. She has directed and taught at several college programs and was instrumental in establishing the Dance Major at Long Island University, where she was a professor for nine years. Diane choreographed and directed her own company, the Diane Jacobowitz Dance Theater for 15 years, during which time, the company toured, performed and engaged in residencies throughout the Northeast. She founded Dancewave in 1995 with the mission of bringing dance to a broad spectrum of the city youth population, particularly to those talented dancers who lacked the means to afford pre-professional training.