Board of Directors

Bril Barrett
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Co-Founder
Martin “Tre” Dumas
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Co-Founder, Founder & Director of Jus’ LisTen
Muriel Foster
Director, Sammy Dyer School of the Theatre for over 20 years
Starinah Dixon
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Founding Member, Current Assistant Director
Donnetta Jackson
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Founding Member, Current Rehearsal Director
Tristan Bruns
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Current Company Member, Current Technical Director

Each member of our Board of Directors has worked in Bronzeville and lived on Chicago’s South and West Sides for over 30 years. MADD Rhythms maintains close ties with our roots through actively seeking the input of our honored elders and holding ourselves accountable to their wisdom.

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Our Team

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Bril Barrett
Artistic Director
Starinah Dixon
Assistant Director
Donnetta Jackson
Rehearsal Director
Tristan Bruns
Technical Director
Ailea Stites
Director of Grants and Foundation Relations

Our management approach reflects our lived experiences as a group of primarily Black dancers from Bronzeville and the greater South and West sides.

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