Co-Director, CityDance DREAM
Zenas "Tobi" Okanlawon
Community Connections Manager, CityDance DREAM
Center Manager, CityDance DREAM
Rian Matthews (MA, BA) is the Center Manager for the DREAM Center for Dance. A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio in 2016, Rian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Dance. Shortly after receiving her BA, she began pursuing a Master’s Degree in Communication Management at the George Washington University’s Columbian School of Arts and Sciences, which she received in May of 2018.
While actively pursuing her Master’s degree, Rian was introduced to the CityDance DREAM program and served as a member of its Youth Development Senior Dance Faculty for two years. Rian also serves as a member of the Leadership Team at Spirit Wings Dance Company & Studio, where she received formal training in the art of dance starting at the age of five. Her passion and dedication to impacting her community in positive and creative ways is a constant goal and driving force in her professional career.
Academic Services Manager, CityDance DREAM
In addition to her background in education, Janet has worked to establish community partnerships that have helped increase youth’s college and career readiness and personal development. Janet works diligently to provide the support needed to funnel collaborative visionary ideas for the merging of academic and arts education for youth with diverse background and life experiences.