Lawrence Jackson, President
Associate Chair, Dance
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

James Atkinson Jr., Vice President
Dance Director
Alabama State University
Montgomery, Alabama

Pamela Merkel, Treasurer
Founder/Director
Alabama Dance Academy
Birmingham, Alabama

Matthew Kiel, Secretary
Dance Director
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Florence, Alabama

Deborah Hicks, Immediate Past President
Coordinator of Dance
Department of Theatre and Dance
Troy University
Troy, AL

Shellie Chambers
Program Director, Marketing Director
The Dance Foundation
Fultondale, AL

Wes Chapman
Dance Chairman
Alabama School of Fine Arts
Birmingham, Alabama

Angela Dussouy
Dance Educator
Davidson High School
Mobile, Alabama

David Herriott
Artistic Director
Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre
Huntsville, Alabama

Christina Hicks
Executive and Artistic Director
Patti Rutland Jazz
Dothan, Alabama

Kerri-Noelle Humphrey
Dance Educator
Academy for Academics and Art
Huntsville, Alabama

Srikanth Karra
Chief Information Officer
Jefferson County Commission
Birmingham, Alabama

Diane Litsey
Executive Director
The Dance Foundation
Birmingham, Alabama

Jacqueline Crenshaw Lockhart
J. Lockhart Performing Arts Institute
Dance Educator, Ramsay High School
Birmingham, Alabama

Linze Rickles McRae
Artistic Director
Downtown Dance Conservatory
Gadsden, Alabama

Meryane Murphy
Artistic Director
Andalusia Ballet
Andalusia, Alabama

Sudha Raghuram
Artistic Director, Family Assistance Case Manager
Shivalaya School of Dance
Montgomery, Alabama

Jamorris Rivers
Artistic Director
AROVA Contemporary Ballet
Birmingham, Alabama

Sheila Rubin
Founder/Artistic Director
Natyananda Dance Company
Birmingham, Alabama

Pia Sen
Founder/Artistic Director
Notinee Indian Dance
Birmingham, Alabama

Tracy Solomon
Executive Director
Southeast Alabama Dance Company
Dothan, Alabama

Sarah Strada
Dance Teacher
Murphy High School
Mobile, Alabama

Winston Strickland
Artistic Director
M.A.D. Skillz Dance Company
Birmingham, Alabama

Teri Weksler
Artistic Director
Southern Danceworks
Birmingham, Alabama

Elaine Willingham
Owner, Artistic Director
Cullman Ballet Theatre School/Company
Cullman, Alabama

Adrienne Wilson
Associate Professor of Dance
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

Stacy Young
Owner
Variations Dance Studio
Auburn, Alabama

Ex Officio Members

Yvette Jones-Smedley
Performing Arts Program Manager
Alabama State Council on the Arts
Montgomery, Alabama

Rosemary Johnson
Executive Director
Alabama Dance Council
Birmingham, Alabama

Rachel Singletary
Program Associate
Alabama Dance Council
Birmingham, Alabama