About Us

Carolina Dance Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes dance education and awareness within the Triangle region through community outreach and quality dance performance. Specifically, we strive to:

  • Promote the appreciation and awareness of dance arts in the community
  • To provide education in dance forms such as jazz, ballet, tap, and hip hop
  • To give public and community outreach performance in the mentioned dance forms
  • Sponsor special events of the CDC Performance Companies and collaborations with community artists and performing arts groups.

The CDC Performance Companies have specific goals for their dancers including enhancing technical training, increasing self confidence and inspiring each individual dancer to reach his/her full potential. Our passion is to educate young dancers and provide them with the proper opportunity to develop into technically proficient artists.

We strive to promote and expand artistic awareness within our community by offering multiple dance performances at local cultural events, festivals and charity functions.



Board of Directors:

President: Sherry Bailey
Vice President: Eugene Johnson
Treasurer: Denise Proctor
Assist. Treasurer: Amy Reeves
Secretary: Maria Peterson
Director of Communications: Allison McLain
Director of Education: Ashley Elmore
Director of Fundraising: Merritt Jones and Christy Britt
Director of Outreach: Angela Murray
Director of Performance: Kristina Nieshalla
Director of Volunteers: Shannon Daniels

Consider a leadership role in the Carolina Dance Foundation organization! The following positions are open or will be open as of June 2017.  


Board President: Presides at board meetings, appoints committee chairpersons, works closely with committee chairs to guide the organization, as the executive face of the organization: meets with donors and grant organizations; member of the Grant Committee; chairs the scholarship committees; sponsorships; recruiting, development of relationships with other arts organizations. The holder of this position must NOT be a current dance parent.

Treasurer: All financial responsibility; audits, balance sheet, budget, etc.

Assistant Treasurer: Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable, assist treasurer on managing budget.

Director of Education: Coordinates Workshops, advertises to community members, coordinates travel to conferences.

Volunteer Coordinator: Oversees volunteer program and ensures tracking of hours and acknowledgement of work, recruiting.

Please contact Sherry Bailey at development.cdf@gmail.com if you are interested in more information or want to better understand what the position entails. If you are interested or have someone in mind, please fill out the nomination form. WE NEED YOU!


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