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.


CDF Board of Directors:

President: Cathy Robinson
Vice President: Annette Trammel
Artistic Directors: Missy Blackburn, Jennifer Moore, Lindsay Shaw
Treasurer: Teresa Atkinson
Secretary: Vaishali Desai
Director of Communications: Amber Jones
Director of Education: Season Bromley
Director of Fundraising: Andrea Cook
Director of Outreach: Kathryn Hutchinson
Co-Directors of Performance: Lindsay Myers & Tammy Hnatek
Director of Volunteers: Christina Gainor

Non-Voting Members of the Board of Directors:

Assistant Directors:  
Carolina Groove: Danielle Norris Hoeckel
Carolina Rhythm: Carina Difiore-Goodman

Business Manager:
Kai Hinkey
President EmeritusSherry Bailey



The following positions will be open beginning June 2020. 


Director of Education

Please contact Cathy Robinson at president@carolinadancefoundation.org 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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