Staff and Board of Directors

McKoy Dance Project || MDP is a small and diverse team of dedicated arts leaders with a wide range of skills and experience. Each member of our leadership team and staff is passionate about amplifying the voice of others and building community through shared experiences. We love what we do.

Leadership & Administrative Staff

Derick Mckoy, Jr. (He/Him)

Founder & Executive Artistic Director, Treasurer

Derick originally from Miami, Florida, is a graduate Glorya Kaufman BFA Scholar of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. Derick started his official training under Luctricia Welters and after a year, joined her dance company, Jubilee Dance Theater, as an apprentice. He furthered his training at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Arts Umbrella, BalletX… CLICK HERE for more.

Mikaela S. Brandon (She/Her)

Associate Artistic Director

Mikaela S. Brandon, originally from Warren, NJ, is a freelance artist, dancer, and choreographer. She began formal dance training at the age of three at Washington Rock Dance under the mentorship of Cleo Mack. She furthered her education at Fordham University/The Ailey School, where she received her BFA in Dance with a minor in Psychology… CLICK HERE for more.

Ana Sofía Reynoso Barnard (SHE/HER)

Executive Assistant

Ana Sofía was born in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico and her very first memory is dancing in her mother’s kitchen. At 16 years she began her formal dance studies in San Diego California…. CLICK HERE for more.

Reché Nelson (SHE/HER)

Marketing Assistant

Reché Nelson is originally from West Palm Beach, FL where she began her training at Palm Beach Ballet Center under the direction of Joan Miller. She continued training at Florida School for Dance Education while attending A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. She has spent her summers… CLICK HERE for more.

Board of Directors

Luctricia Welters


Rayna Bagchi


Derick McKoy, Jr.

Founder and Executive Artistic Director, Treasurer

Mikaela S. Brandon

Associate Artistic Director

Selena Robinson

Board Member, Marketing Committee Chair