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SALT CONTEMPORARY DANCE

The Look of Now

aka SALT Contemporary Dance   |   Lehi, UT   |  www.saltdance.com

Mission

Salt Contemporary Dance is the look of now, celebrating innovation in dance through performance and creation, inspiring generations through compelling arts education, and using dance as a salve for current social issues, thus elevating the vibrancy, diversity and health of our community.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Mrs. Michelle Nielsen

Administration Director

Mrs. Janae Garrett

Main address

712 S 100 W

Lehi, UT 84043 USA

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EIN

46-5028488

NTEE code info

(Dance) (A62)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

LINK Audition Festival

This unique spring festival connects career-seeking dancers with 15 professional companies looking to hire and 10 choreographers from around the nation. This is a week-long audition process that aids the professional dancer at various stages of their career by providing the skills necessary to transition between school and a first job, by broadening career opportunities, and by enriching an already expanding career with new contacts and exposure

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

The SHAPE Festival is a combined experience of performance, adjudication and educating. SHAPE has offerings for youth 8-18, pre-professional and professional dancers/choreographers. With 2 high school days, a virtual adjudication and an in person SHAPE Dance Expo every age gets a unique opportunity to share their creations, take workshop classes and receive live feedback from professionals in the dance industry. The aim of the festival is to shape participants careers, in any stage, through education and feedback.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adolescents
Preteens

In partnership with the Utah Refugee Center, SALT holds monthly community dance classes at the center. People of all backgrounds and dance experience come together for 45 minutes of dance instruction and sharing and then open the floor for all to join in the celebration of dance.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

In partnership with ARTS Inc, SALT visits public schools around the state to introduce kids to contemporary dance. Youth, ages K-6th are taught a variety of movement modalities, help create a dance and get to engage in a performance by SALT's dancers.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
At-risk youth
Children

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SALT CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Board of directors
as of 07/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs Michelle Nielsen

SALT Contemporary Dance

Roger Henrikesen

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Brent Lange

Thanksgiving Pointe

Victor Sine

Community Well

Joe Merkley

Joe Merkley CPA

Lexie Kay Rynearson Bailey

Wilford Woodruff Paper's Project

Eric Handman

University of Utah

Patricia J. Ryland

Park City Dance

Penny Broussard

Will Dance for Kids Project

Eunice Kim Stafford

Ballet West Academy

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/6/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/14/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.