As artistic director, I am thrilled to share with you the birth of Dance Waterloo, a professional dance company based in Austin, Texas. Dance Waterloo is an initiative to make dance more integrated and accessible to the Austin community through an interdisciplinary approach. As of yesterday, the project will be fiscally sponsored by Austin Creative Alliance. This means that we will be eligible for non-profit funding, receive assistance from ACA in marketing, publicity, and grant writing, as well as reap many other benefits. Special thanks to Elizabeth Lentz and Bruce Teel, who will be acting as members of the advisory board. The ideas for this dance initiative have been brewing in my mind for half a year now and this is a great opportunity to take the next step in fulfilling that. I am excited to share this new joy with you. It all started with you.