Judy Mitoma (a.k.a. Susilo) is co-curator (with Peter Sellars) of the 1990 Los Angeles Festival, and a consultant on the ambitious, upcoming PBS series "The Dance Project." She is also the chairwoman of the World Arts and Cultures program at UCLA. Thus, her influence on dance will extend in the 1990s from the academic world to major performance events on stage and TV.
During the past decade, her credits as artistic director and/or producer included the 1981 Classical Performing Arts Friendship Mission of Japan (in Los Angeles, New York, Washington and on public television), the 1984 Asian Pacific Dance Festival (an Olympic Arts Festival event) and the cross-cultural "Evening of Courtly Arts" at UCLA in 1986.