All posts by JR "Nexus" Russ

Nexus is a D.C. native who started Burning in 2013. He received his B.A. in dance from the University of Maryland, College Park, and went on to American University for his M.A. in Arts Management. He is devoted to the District’s creative community, sitting on the boards of a dance organization and a storytelling one, as well as supporting several local theaters. He is passionate about building community through the arts, and unpacking issues around diversity and equity. One way in which this has manifested has been an ongoing storytelling project, providing D.C. Burners opportunities to tell true stories on stage throughout Washington. Beginning in 2014, this project now has a year round presence with seasonal performances and workshops at local and regional events.