Meet the Members

Carolina Dance Masters could not exist without the amazing group of educators that make up our membership. Over the years, our members have grown and developed CDM into what it is today, and we owe them everything.

Below you will find names, studio names, and studio contact information for each of our members. Our 2015-2016 Member Roster is as follows:

 

Holli Horton Belvery

New York Rhythm Dance Academy

Angier, NC

(919) 331-2010

Member since 1996

 

Deborah G. Broadwell

Carolina Dance Academy

Durham, NC

(919) 471-8081

Member since 1969

 

Candace (Candy) Brooks

Candy Brooks Dance Studio

Asheboro, NC

(336) 625-3234

Member since 1971

 

Chasta Hamilton Calhoun

Stage Door Dance Productions

Raleigh, NC

(919) 720-3036

Member since 2008

 

Samantha Castleman

Debbie Huffman Dance Academy

Granite Falls, NC

(828) 726-6552

Member since 2013

 

Irene Chronaki

Chapel Hill, NC

Member since 1964

 

Sara Misiti Clemmons

Coastal Dance Academy, Inc.

Member since 2013

 

Lisa Conner

Hendersonville, NC

Member since 1992

 

Claudia “Corky” Cotter

CC Dance Company

Pine Hall, NC

(336) 548-6410

Member since 2010

 

Cheri Snow Crabtree

Steps On Stage Academy of Performing Arts

Garner, NC

(919) 938-2011

Member since 2004

 

Michelle Jennings Crisp

Starsteps Dance Center

Lenoir, NC

(828) 754-9633

Member since 2002

 

Cameron Darity

Center Stage

Fletcher, NC

(828) 654-7010

Member since 2013

 

Stacie Dawson

A Step of Class

Seven Springs, NC

(919) 778-5098

Member since 2015

 

Rachel Lee Thoma-Dennison

Dance Mechanics

Allison Park, PA

(917) 309-3070

Member since 2008

 

Natalie Dobbins-Denny

Studio 68

Wilkesboro, NC

(336) 838-0068

Member since 1996

 

James DeVita

South East Dance Academy

Wilmington, NC

(910) 791-7660

Member since 2012

 

Tammy Evans

A Step of Class

Goldsboro, NC

(919) 778-5098

Member since 1996

 

Laurie Jordan Flora

Cabarrus Dance Academy

Concord, NC

(704) 782-1915

Member since 2005

 

Johnna Totten Forrester

Carolina Dance Academy, Inc.

Durham, NC

(919) 471-8081

Member since 1966

 

Ann L. Freeman

Ann Freeman Dance Academy

Hickory, NC

(828) 324-6058

Member since 1964

 

Ashley Gainer

A Step of Class

Goldsboro, NC

(919) 778-5098

Member since 2015

 

Jenny Griffes

University City YMCA Performing Arts

Charlotte, NC

(704) 716-6780

Member since 2006

 

Michelle Malone Hall

Weaverville Dance Academy

Weaverville, NC

(828) 658-2522

Member since 1989

 

Pat Hall

Miss Donna’s School of Dance

Charlotte, NC

(704) 645-2401

Member since 1978

 

Orpah Hamlett

Chapel Hill, NC

Member since 1977

 

Katherine Hardison

Carmel, NY

Member since 2011

 

Jaime Anne Head

Asheville Dance Theater

Asheville, NC

(828) 298-0258

Member since 2001

 

Angie Henley

Angie’s Dance Academy

Clyde, NC

(828) 627-3267

Member since 1989

 

Michelle Hickey

Tippy Toes Dance Studio

Raleigh, NC

(919) 936-0098

Member since 2012

 

Angela M. Hilburger

Angie’s Dance Academy

Henderson, NC

(252) 438-5037

Member since 1992

 

Angel Willis Hilemon

Dimensions Studio

Mars Hill, NC

(828) 689-5267

Member since 2003

 

Leigh Holtzman

Angie’s Dance Academy/The Pointe! Studio of Dnc

Greensboro, NC

Member since 2010

 

Debbie (Debra) Rink Huffman

Debbie Huffman Dance Academy

Newton, NC

(828) 874-0499

Member since 1979

 

Sarah Hughes

Debbie Huffman Dance Academy

Hudson, NC

(828) 726-6552

Member since 2015

 

Leslie Ingram

Tippy Toes Dance Studio

Princeton, NC

(919) 936-0098

Member since 2002

 

Marcia JoAnn Inklebarger

Knoxville Performing Arts Company

Maynardville, TN

(865) 219-3289

Member since 2012

 

Samantha Johnson

Miller Street Dance Academy

Charlotte, NC

Member since 2015

 

Tammy Jordan

Cabarrus Dance Academy

Concord, NC

(704) 782-1915

Member since 1978

 

Deborah Kalnen

Performing Arts Studio

Wilmington, NC

Member since 1979

 

Linda Rose Kalnen

Southeast Dance Academy

Wilmington, NC

(910) 791-7660

Member since 1979

 

Pamela Anne Kardon

LeBruce School of Dance

Clemmons, NC

(336) 399-4944

Member since 1985

 

Karissa Roberts Lea

Studio J Dance Center

High Point, NC

(336) 629-3963

Member since 2010

 

Michele M. Lee

Center Stage

Asheville, NC

(828) 654-7010

Member since 1992

 

Hayley Leis

Angie’s Dance Academy

Clyde, NC

(828) 627-3267

Member since 2010

 

Millicent Linens

Centre of Performing Arts

Graham, NC

(336) 228-1553

Member since 1980

 

Morgan Lloyd

Energy Kids

Knightdale, NC

9197909400 ext 241

Member since 2015

 

Lianda W. Lynk

The Dance Dept

Morehead City, NC

(252) 646-2404

Member since 2002

 

Sidney Mabe

Steps on Stage Academy of Perf. Arts

Angier, NC

(919) 938-2011

Member since 2013

 

Lisa Kristen Mace

L Mace Studios kshop

Seven Lakes, NC

(910) 673-5678

Member since 2008

 

Teresa Medlin Malone

Next Step Dance

Concord, NC

(704) 786-7837

Member since 2014

 

Melanie Marcotte

Member since 1981

 

Jami Crist Masters

Jami Masters School of Dance, Ltd.

Charlotte, NC

(704) 525-6555

Member since 1987

 

Suzanne Faircloth (Suzi) Matthews

The Performing Arts School

Clinton, NC

(910) 592-0571

Member since 1997

 

Stephanie Mayberry

Studio 68 for Dance & Performing Arts

Wilkesboro, NC

(336) 838-0068

Member since 2009

 

Melissa McDaniel

Next Step Dance/Cannon School

Charlotte, NC

(704) 779-7402

Member since 2010

 

Kaylin “Kat” D. McGee

Kat’s Dance Classes

Hillsborough, NC

Member since 1980

 

Brittany McGinley

South East Dance Academy

Wilmington, NC

(910) 791-7660

Member since 2013

 

Rita McIver

Gotta Dance Fine Arts Center

Clinton, NC

(910) 990-4082

Member since 2006

 

Mallory McVey

Ann Freeman Dance Academy

Hickory, NC

Member since 2010

 

Ashley Meendering

Cabarrus Dance Academy

Concord, NC

(704) 782-1915

Member since 1999

 

Tori Melby

Dancer’s Workshop

Sanford, NC

(919) 774-6228

Member since 1990

 

Marianna Miller

Spartanburg, SC

Member since 1952

 

Suzanne Brooks Mills

Dancer’s Workshop

Sanford, NC

(919) 774-6228

Member since 1990

 

Anne Gravely Moore

The Meredith Gravely School of Dance

Danville, VA

(434) 799-8072

Member since 1991

 

Connie DeVusser Moore

Diana’s Dance Academy Act II

Jacksonville, NC

(910) 346-3590

Member since 1987

 

Lucinda Morin

Candler, NC

(828) 210-9342

Member since 2015

 

Mario Morin

Candler, NC

(912) 398-0400

Member since 2015

 

Jesse Rishak Morris

Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio

Pfafftown, NC

(336) 983-9458

Member since 2014

 

Betty Newell

Dancer’s Workshop

Sanford, NC

Member since 1973

 

Lisa Beale Niblock

Cabarrus Dance Academy

Concord, NC

(704) 782-1915

Member since 2004

 

Jackie Olson

Ann Freeman Dance Academy

Hickory, NC

(828) 324-6058

Member since 1981

 

Jamie Peeler Osteen

Releve Performing Arts Center

Hendersonville, NC

(828) 696-4141

Member since 2009

 

Melissa A. Parks

Cabarrus Dance Academy

Concord, NC

(704) 782-1915

Member since 2007

 

Gregor Lee-Pickral

Center Stage

Mills River, NC

(828) 654-7010

Member since 2000

 

Melody Poarch

Debbie Huffman Dance Academy

Morganton, NC

(828) 874-0499

Member since 2009

 

Lynn Raley

South East Dance Academy

Wilmington, NC

(910) 791-7660

Member since 1990

 

Merle King Reese

Hendersonville, NC

Member since 1980

 

Bonnie DeAnne Avett Rini

Carolina Dancewerks

Woodruff, SC

(864) 485-9190

Member since 1997

 

Michelle Rogers

Miller Street Dance Academy

Weddington, NC

(704) 889-8637

Member since 1993

 

Marieanne Vilcsek Saintsing

7 Dance Center

Thomasville, NC

(919) 545-7000

Member since 1987

 

Amy Santoro

Miller Street Dance Academy

Charlotte, NC

(704) 889-8637

Member since 2008

 

Kyla Stone-Shank

Dance Impressions

Rockville, MD

(336) 581-3624

Member since 2008

 

Kellie Shirley

Arden, NC

Member since 1992

 

Beverly D. Shurley

Dance Arts

Boone, NC

Member since 1989

 

Katie Auletti-Smith

Just for Kicks

Wilmington, NC

(910) 274-8181

Member since 2013

 

Rachel Snipes

Miller Street Dance Academy

Concord, NC

Member since 2013

 

Amanda Staley

Studio 68

Cornelius, NC

(336) 838-0068

Member since 2009

 

Kristi Stevens

South East Dance Academy

Wilmington, NC

(910) 791-7660

Member since 2006

 

Denise Stone

Dance Impressions

Robbins, NC

(910) 695-6575

Member since 1986

 

Rebecca Stone

Dance Impressions

Southern Pines, NC

Member since 2010

 

Wendy Rachel Wheeler Stough

Dance Productions Studio of Performing Arts

Athens, TN

(423) 506-8229

Member since 2005

 

Samantha Strong

On Stage School of Damce

Greensboro, NC

(336) 841-0931

Member since 2011

 

Eric Sutphin

Concord, NC

Member since 2012

 

Sara Soni-Thames

Stage Door Dance Productions

Raleigh, NC

(919) 720-3036

Member since 2011

 

Laura Jensen Thornburg

Studio J Dance Center

Asheboro, NC

(336) 629-3963

Member since 1998

 

Caroline C. Tiller

Concord, NC

Member since 1977

 

Lindsay Tilley

Encore Academy of Dance

Bahama, NC

(919) 383-5048

Member since 1996

 

Mary Lou Tipps

Miller Street Dance Academy

Charlotte, NC

(704) 889-8637

Member since 1974

 

Mason M. Trent

Brooklyn, NY

Member since 1995

 

Joyce Slate Triche

Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio

King, NC

(336) 983-9458

Member since 1972

 

Eleni Murray-Vetsopoulos

Centre of Performing Arts

Burlington, NC

(336) 228-1553

Member since 2014

 

Jeanne Wallin

Lehigh Acres, FL

Member since 1988

 

Rene Ward

LMace Studios

Rockingham, NC

Member since 2014

 

Jennifer Jordan Wedner

Cabarrus Dance Academy

Concord, NC

(704) 782-1915

Member since 2004

 

Emily W. Whipple

Member since 1972

 

Jacqueline (Jacie) White

Miss Jacie’s School of Dance

Marion, NC

(828) 652-3197

Member since 1975

 

Gay Whitt

Gay Whitt School of Dance

Unicoi, TN

(423) 735-0929

Member since 1973

 

Cheryl Whitworth

Asheville Dance Theater

Asheville, NC

(828) 298-0258

Member since 2001

 

Mindy Wilkie

Debbie Huffman Dance Academy

Granite Falls, NC

(828) 874-0499

Member since 2015

 

Jamie Winter

Greenville, TN

Member since 2015

 

Alyson Badgett Wright

Miller Street Dance Academy

Charlotte, NC

(704) 889-8637

Member since 2004

 

Kaitlyn Wright

A Step of Class

Pikeville, NC

(919) 778-5098

Member since 2015

 

Jayme Earnhardt Yodice

Cabarrus Dance Academy

Charlotte, NC

Member since 2008

 

Abigail (Abby) Zaleski

Melissa Kathleen’s School of Dance

Albemarle, NC

(704) 982-0528

Member since 2014

 

Melissa Zaleski

Melissa Kathleen’s School of Dance

Albemarle, NC

(704) 982-0528

Member since 1998

 

 

Meet the Junior Members