Executive Director Chadi El-Khoury, A native of Beirut, Lebanon, graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, with a B.A. in Theology, Sociology and Applied Research Methods. He then pursued a B.F.A. at University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance. He was a resident artist for Charlotte Street Foundation's Urban Culture Project in 2013, and has had choreographic residencies with DCCD, Modern Night at the Folly Festival, AROVA Contemporary Ballet, and Youth America Grand Prix. He joined DCCDUSA as a dancer in the fall of 2014, and assumed the role of Executive Director in the fall of 2015. Chadi's corporate background includes over ten years of experience. In addition to his leadership role with DCCDUSA and his position as an Advisory Board Member for SMU's Big Data program, he is also the youngest Senior Data Analyst in his division at Health Care Service Corporation, the largest customer-owned health insurance company in the United States.