Just sent him the later reply and got off Skype with him a few minutes ago.
She makes it a point to insult and offend every visiting artist who comes by with him. She berates them and speaks rudely to them about their art, their lack of balance in dance, their poor choice of colors, their bad photography, all in all their total lack of skill, while speaking quite highly of her three members in her gallery, and most highly of herself and her depth of understanding of what "real art" is.
She cannot dance, sing, paint, or write. She plays no musical instrument. She shows no artistic ability at all. She is one of the people who "don't know art but I know what I like". She has run the credibility of her father's association into the ground. What she does have is the complete list of all her father's c0ntacts in the music ands art world. And she knows how to talk to them.
My friend put up with this for years out of respect for his friend, her father. The 200+ members I mentioned earlier was well over 1000 members and over 40 small studios and galleries scattered across the world. A huge majority left the association to start their own, or simply quit trying to improve their art altogether after a discouraging meeting with her (no, they did not submit courtesy letters of resignation)...
Her father Luc -- a former dancer/choreographer with the Paris Ballet in his younger years, a ballet and piano teacher in his middle age, and in his older years founded his association to encourage talent and artistry in young people.
My friend Thomas -- known him since HS (though we went to separate high schools -- we met in the Youth Symphony Orchestra). I was Best Man at his wedding. We joined the USAF together and were assigned separately. I went to Panama, he went to Germany, we never met again for 20 years until after retirement. Former dance instructor for a large branch of the old Fred Astaire Dance Studio in New York. Plays violin much better than I ever could, teaches dance and violin (apparently he and the founder met at Radio City Music Hall during some performance, I don't have the whole story). At my age (65) he still cuts carpet in the ballroom, and plays a mean fiddle (and gives spectacular classical performance too).
More later, I am off to class...