Allyson Esposito has served as the Director of the Cultural Grants Program for DCASE since October 2012. Prior to her work with DCASE, Allyson served as the Program Officer for the Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation in Highland Park, IL. She came to philanthropy from the for-profit sector, where she worked as an attorney and an information technology/risk management consultant with Deloitte & Touche. Allyson has also been a practicing dance artist in Chicago for more than 10 years. She has been creating and performing dance with The Space/Movement Project since its inception in 2005 and led the company as its executive director from 2007-2012.