Board of Directors

  • Daniel Coffman Board Chair

    Daniel Coffman joined the Blue13 Board of Directors in 2014, and became the board chair in 2015.  As a former Blue13 dancer and instructor himself, he shares the vision of the company and looks forward to continuing working with Blue13 in a new way.

  • Dee Anna McDaniel Secretary/Treasurer

    Dee Anna McDaniel recently retired from the financial and real estate industries, and has lived and worked in Indiana and Missouri, relocating to Los Angeles in 2011.  She most recently worked with helping homeowners save their homes, and traveled internationally training colleagues to do the same.  Dee Anna is committed to community outreach and reaching the diverse and underserved through the arts.

  • Michael Graham Director

    Michael A. Graham is a Partner at the law firm of Pond North LLP working out of the firms Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. He has handled numerous civil trials and appeals for toxic tort, products liability, and employment cases on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 corporations in both federal and California courts. In addition, he has counseled private and public employers in matters involving employment-discrimination litigation and provided general labor and employment law advice. Mr. Graham received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He also attended the University of Vienna, Austria.

  • Jennifer Cheng Director

    Jennifer Cheng was professionally trained in ballet. She received her advanced certification from the Royal Academy of Dancing, She also was a recipient of a Ford Foundation scholarship to School of American Ballet. She received her BA at Pomona College, MBA at UC Irvine and JD at UC Davis. She was a corporate attorney with the Automobile Club of Southern California for over 20 years. Upon retirement she pursued her passion for dance by establishing the Dance Conservatory of Pasadena, a dance school. Jennifer is the Executive Director of Diavolo Dance Theater. She serves as Chairwoman of the Irvine Barclay Theatre Board of Directors. She also sits on the board of directors at Huntington Library and Gardens and Pacific Symphony.

  • Jaikaran Sawhny Director

    Jaikaran Sawhny is the Senior Product Manager at Saavn, India’s leading music streaming service. As lead Product Manager, Jaikaran has been instrumental in bolstering the company’s rapid user growth through product innovations, while helping to secure partnerships with companies like Facebook, Google, Shazam, T-Mobile, Telenor, and Sonos.  Sawhny is dedicated to bringing the cutting edge to the streaming music space in emerging markets through multiple mobile platforms.  He is passionate about the arts, and an avid fan and supporter of Blue13’s work for many years.

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