PETER NICHOLAS BRAMANTE joined IMC as Executive Director in January of 2020. Mr. Bramante has 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector as an artist, educator, and executive manager. He was selected as a fellow for RI’s initial cohort of Arts Leaders As Cultural Innovators, an initiative of EMCArts and the Doris Duke Foundation.
Prior to joining IMC, Bramante served as Managing Director for FirstWorks where he presented artists such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Ballet Boys, Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Co., Phillip Glass, Savion Glover, Joffrey Ballet, Cirque Mechanics, Mark Morris Dance, Pilobolus, Urban Bush Women, and Wynton Marsalis among others. Peter produced FirstWorks partnership in PVD Fest with the City of Providence’s Dept. of Art, Culture+ Tourism.
Serving as Executive Director for the RI chapter of the Arts & Business Council (A&BC/RI) from 2000-2010, he expanded local programs, created innovative audience development tools, and attracted national funding and resources aimed at strengthening RI’s cultural community.
Bramante was a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Groundwerx Dance Theatre from 1984 to 2000, where he created over 25 choreographic works and directed all company productions. A recipient of a fellowship from the American Dance Festival, he was also awarded four choreographic fellowships from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. His choreographic works were presented at numerous universities, theatres, and festivals, including Gowanus Arts Exchange, Brooklyn NY, Juneau Dance Unlimited, Juneau AK, and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Locally, Bramante’s movement theatre work included productions at Cumberland Company, Looking Glass Theatre, Trinity Rep, The Providence Performing Arts Center, and Perishable Theatre.
Peter has held adjunct and associate professorships at Brown University/Trinity Repertory Consortium, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island College, and Connecticut College where he received an MFA in Dance, Science and Performance Studies while enrolled through a full fellowship.
Mr. Bramante resides in Tiverton, RI with his husband and 6-year-old yellow Lab Lula. He Serves on the Tiverton Arts Council & Planning Board.