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, is a graduate Glorya Kaufman scholar of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. Currently, a dancer with Dallas Black Dance Theatre under the direction of Melissa M. Young, Derick has performed with Nimbus Dance, Jeremy McQueen’s Emmy-award-winning The Black Iris Project, and on the hit tv show POSE on FX…. CLICK HERE for more.

Reché Nelson (SHE/HER)

Marketing Associate

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.

maya Lam (SHE/tHEY)

Development Associate

Maya Lam (she/they) is a Manhattan-based Asian-American dancer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist. Maya has performed works by Sidra Bell, Jessica Lang, Jenn Freeman, Michael Waldrop, Yin Yue, Nancy Lushington, and Samuel Pott. As a recipient of a City Artist Corps Grant, Maya has curated an interdisciplinary performance installation… CLICK HERE for more.

Board of Directors

Luctricia Welters


Rayna Bagchi


Derick McKoy, Jr.

Founder and Executive Artistic Director, Treasurer

Ralph Greene, Jr.

Board Member

Selena Robinson

Board Member, Marketing Committee Chair