Bailey’s Café Staff
Bailey’s has been run by its founder and current Executive Director since its founding in 2003. Moving forward it is a goal of the organization to create pathways for constituents, participants, and artists to rise to leadership positions. In 2018, we are formalizing this process by creating the position of Program Director to be filed by Kadeem Alston-Roman, long time teaching and performing artist with Bailey’s. We are looking forward to continuing to build out our staff and leadership team so that it reflects the communities where we work.
Driven by the desire to find a place of solace and to build positive, reciprocal relationships between generations, Stefanie Siegel founded Bailey’s Café in 2002. Her work with young people and school…...
Kadeem Alston-Roman hails from Brooklyn, New York and is the co-founder and artistic director of Full Force Dance Repertory. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music, Art and the Performing Arts (The…...
Teaching & Performing Artists
This is the team that brings Bailey’s programs to life. They are multi-talented, grounded in community and social justice and are practicing professional as well as teachers of their craft. Many of them have come to Bailey’s through Stefanie’s longtime connection with 651Arts, Urban Bush Women and other Brooklyn-based arts producing organizations. The pool has expanded through the natural flow of networking that happens at Bailey’s. The artists listed here have been with us for at least two years.
Board of Directors
Bailey’s Board of Directors reflects our constituents. The current ten members are majority African-American, intergenerational, and majority born, raised or long-time residents of Brooklyn. They reflect a broad range of experiences and interests from independent consultants, to educator/activist and senior tax managers, the share a common belief in the importance of supporting places like Bailey’s Cafe. Given the grassroots nature of Bailey’s, the Board is more hands-on than most; participating in events and meeting on a monthly basis while still maintaining a focus on their primary responsibilities of fiscal health and governance.