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
President-Elect: Cathy Robinson
Vice President: *Open
Artistic Directors: Missy Blackburn, Jennifer Moore, Lindsay Shaw
Treasurer: Teresa Atkinson
Business Manager: Kai Hinkey
Secretary: Maria Peterson
Director of Communications: Amber Jones
Director of Education: Season Bromley
Director of Fundraising: Merritt Jones and Christy Britt
Director of Outreach: Angela Murray
Director of Performance: Lindsay Myers
Director of Volunteers: Diana Hogg



Consider a leadership role in the Carolina Dance Foundation organization!

Vice President: Responsibilities include:
• Assisting the President and acts for president in absence
• Takes the lead role in follow-up with other Directors on action items
• Leads the grant committee
• Manages auditions
• Manages the costume committee along with costume coordinator

Director of Outreach: Responsibilities include:
• Organizes dance enrichment opportunities for underserved areas of the community; i.e. our Special Needs dance class
• Organizes the Kamryn’s Smile Tea event that supports our scholarship fund
• Works closely with our scholarship recipient families
• Organizes comp tickets for shows
• Coordinates community and school performances

Co-Director of Performances: (Will work with Lindsay Myers) Responsibilities include:
• Finding the venues for CDF performances
• Directs ticket sales
• Oversees the front and back of the house during shows
• Makes sure lighting, sound, floors, backdrops and videographers are arranged 
• Oversees the drop off and pick up of dancers when necessary

Please contact Sherry Bailey 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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