Kimberleigh Costanzo, Grants Manager

Kimberleigh is a dance and performance artist whose choreography has been presented at venues throughout New York City and developed in residency centers nationally and internationally. Kimberleigh graduated from Iona College’s Honors program with degrees in philosophy, dance, and sculpture, and has since presented writing and research on contemporary art at colleges and universities throughout the Northeast. Prior to joining the Howard Gilman Foundation in 2015, she worked in operations and development at Gibney Dance, Movement Research, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and for a variety of freelance individual artists. She is currently the Co-Chair of Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee, a member of Grantmakers in the Arts, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and PEAK Grantmaking, an alumna of Philanthropy New York’s Young Leaders program, and a former Steering Committee Member of Philanthropy New York’s Philanthropic Assistants and Coordinators Network. In addition to formal roles inside of these arts and philanthropic institutions, Kimberleigh is involved in anti-racist organizing efforts within the New York City dance community and work for reproductive justice at the national level. She lives in Brooklyn.