CHASTA_19_downsizeEducation

  • Dance Educators of America
    Certified with High Honors in Ballet & Jazz
    March 2012
  • Dance Masters of America Chapter #15
    Certified in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Acrobatics
    January 2008 / January 2010
  • North Carolina State University, Park Scholar
    BA in Arts Applications (emphasis in Theatrical Arts)
    Minor: Film Studies
    Graduation: December 2007

Teaching

  • North Hills Club Dance Program
    Founder and Director
    August 2011 – Present
  • The Intensive Series at Stage Door Dance
    Founder and Director
    December 2010 – Present
  • Dance Masters of America
    National Board Member
    July 2012 -Present
  • NCSU Dance Team
    Technical Coach
    July 2010 – December 2010
  • North Carolina Dance Alliance
    Executive Board Member
    October 2009 – September 2012
  • Stage Door Dance Productions
    Owner/Artistic Director
    January 2009 – Present
  • Carolina Country Club Dance Program
    Founder and Director
    September 2008 – Present

Contributions

  • Dance Teacher Magazine
    Interviewee: August 2010 Edition
    Interviewee: January 2013 Edition
    Karen Hildebrand, Editor
  • Nick & Desiree’s Infinite Dance Cast
    Interviewee: Episode 76, March 31 2013
    Episode Link: infinitedancecast.com/?p=1806
  • Dance Studio Nation Blog
    Guest Contributor: January 2013 – Present
  • Maria’s Movers Creating with Kids Project
    Interviewee: June 14 2013
    Article Link: danceexec.com/creating-with-kids-features-the-dance-exec-2

Service

  • Park Scholarships Regional Selection Committee
    Committee Member
    November 2011 – Present
  • Junior League of Raleigh
    Leadership Council
    August 2009 – Present
  • Girl Scouts of Carolina Coastal Pines
    Author of Dance Patch Program
    August 2009 – Present
  • Sightless Rhythm Tap Project
    Founder/Artistic Director
    June 2007 – Present

Awards

  • Goodmon Award for Regional Leadership
    Presented by Leadership Triangle
    December 2012
  • Park Scholarship Recipient
    Presented by North Carolina State University
    February 2003
  • 40 Under 40 Award Recipient
    Presented by Triangle Business Journal
    June 2014

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