Board of Directors
Calypso GilstrapSecretary - Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond
Victoria Oakley retired as the Chief Academic Officer for Richmond Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia in July 2015. She oversaw the instructional programs for grades Pre-K – 12. She also served as the Director of Instruction and as an elementary school principal at Robert E. Lee Elementary and Ginter Park Elementary. Under her leadership, Ginter Park became a National Title I school. Also during her tenure, Ginter Park made full accreditation and met federal requirements. The school also received numerous grants including a Reading First Grant.
Victoria Oakley currently works as an educational consultant. She specializes in school improvement, leadership and curriculum development and creating and implementing school-wide literacy plans.
She attended the University of Richmond for her undergraduate studies and received her M. Ed. in reading and an endorsement in administration and supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has served as President of the Virginia State Reading Association. This 5,000 strong organization promotes literacy throughout the state of Virginia.
Her professional affiliations include the National Association of Elementary School Principals, Phi Delta Kappa, International Reading Association, and Richmond Area Reading Council, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Council for Learning Disabilities.
Victoria was instrumenting in promoting and implementing the Dancing Classrooms in Richmond Public Schools. She understands the importance of integrating the arts into instructional programs.
Victoria OakleyBoard Chair - Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond
Dr. Cecilia Barbosa
Cecilia E. Barbosa, PhD, MPH, MCP is principal and owner, cBe consulting and Lexxor, LLC. She received a PhD in social and behavioral health from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in December 2014. She has worked for over 20 years in public health in Virginia, including several years as an independent consultant; as Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Health, Virginia Department of Health; and as Executive Director, Virginia Public Health Association.
She received Master of Public Health and Master of City Planning degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA degree in Biology from Smith College. She serves on the Governor of Virginia’s Latino Advisory Board, the Board of the World Pediatric Project, the Virginia Department of Health Institutional Review Board, and the Mayor of Richmond’s Breastfeeding Taskforce.
She has served on the Mayor of Richmond’s Breastfeeding Commission and on the Board of Fan Free Clinic. Leadership board roles include Board Chair, Richmond Montessori School, President of the Virginia Public Health Association, and Search Committee Chair, Sabot School. She is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond. A citizen of Brazil and USA, she is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
Dr. Cecilia BarbosaDirector - Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond
Dr. Stefanie C. Ramsey
Dr. Stefanie C. RamseyDirector - Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond
David Monday is Chairman of Commonwealth Retirement Advisors, a Richmond based firm that helps those in and near retirement plan for their future and manage their assets. David completed his undergraduate education at VCU. In David received a Master’s of Science (Gerontology) from the VCU/MCV School of Allied Health Professions.
David is active in the community and serves on the board of Jewish Family Services. He is past Chairman of The Richmond Forum and Family Lifeline. David served as Chief Client Officer of a major investment firm prior to joining Commonwealth. He is also a member of Bon Air Baptist Church.
David is married to Susan Monday who is a former Chair of Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond. They enjoy ballroom dancing, reading and spending time with their three children and four grandchildren.
David MondayDirector - Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond
I am so honored to be a part of DCGR! There is nothing better than seeing the smiles and sense of pride on the students’ faces during the team challenges. A fairly recent ballroom dance enthusiast, it has become a true passion, and I dance as often as possible! Working at Rigby’s Jig as an instructor, focusing mostly on wedding couples has been so much fun. I am a board member of the newly formed Greater Richmond Dance Project.
Volunteer work is a big part of my life, and I currently work as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia. Dancing with residents at local retirement homes and assisted living facilities is also a love.
I play volleyball at RVC (although my current goal is to not get hurt, so I can still dance!), and recently ended my time at Collegiate School as a volleyball coach. My son, Max, is in his last year at Wake Forest University.
Beth GordonDirector - Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond
Phil Sisk is District Director of USA Dance for the district that encompasses Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Delaware. In that capacity he works with chapters in all of those states to help with any issues that arise regarding the operation of a local chapter. He also emcees dance events across the country and still teaches part time, primarily to beginning dancers.
He is also an accredited judge for the International Federation of Body Builders and has judged competitions in five different countries over the years.
Phil is excited about the growth of Dancing Classrooms in Richmond and hopes to see these dancers continue their dance training after the classes end here.
Phil SiskDirector - Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond
Growing up in Argentina, I was able to develop a unique perspective on the overall connectedness of our global economy. Having the opportunity to study in Rome and through other travels, I have pushed myself to have a broader perspective when it comes to an investment philosophy. I graduated with bachelor degrees in both finance and international business from Temple University. My Career in investment consulting began in 1993 when I worked at Prudential Securities, a predecessor of Wells Fargo Advisors.
I hold a Certificate in Financial Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, and I am part of a select group at Wells Fargo Advisors as a Fundamental Choice Portfolio Manager.
In the community I serve on the Richmond Symphony Board. I am a founding member and serve on the Board of Dancing Classrooms of Richmond, Virginia, an organization dedicated to raising confidence and self-esteem in children through the practice of social dance. I have served as the President of the Virginia Center for Latin American Art, a non-profit created to provide art programs for children in at risk communities with a growing Latino population. I am Vice Chair and founding member of the Corporate Network for the VAHCC.
I enjoy all the great outdoor activities the Richmond area has to offer. You may find me on the roads cycling, running or mountain biking the trails or kayaking down the James River. I live in Midlothian with my wife Dr. Ana Raika a practicing dentist since 2001, we have three very busy boys: Navid, Ricardo and Alejandro.
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