CDA Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors



Susan Murphy – Dance Department, University of Saint Joseph

Vice President

Brianne Dwyer – Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Centers


Linalynn Schmelzer – Owner & Director, River Valley Dance Project, BFA-University of Mass-Amherst, Masters in Science-Pratt Insitute, NY, Dance/Movement Therapy 


Carol Terry – Arts Consultant, Administrator Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble, Inc.

Board Members

Leslie Frye Maietta – Guest Artist/Assistant Professor of Dance, Connecticut College; Adjunct Professor, The University of Hartford, Hartt School Dance Division; Artistic Director, B O D Y | H O U S E -the collective-; Owner, Body House -wellness-  

Lauren Horn – Choreographer, Lauren Horn// Subira Vs. Movement; Collaborator, Scapegoat Garden; Dance Teacher, Anna Grace Academy Of The Arts Middle School

Peter Kyle – Artistic Director, Peter Kyle Dance; Associate Professor and Chair of Theater and Dance, Trinity College

Alexa Melonopoulos Fleury– Dance Department Chair, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts; member, Justice Dance Performance Project

Nina Watt – Associate Professor of Dance, The Hartt School Dance Division, University of Hartford; Limón technique teacher and stager/director of José Limón’s repertory, José Limón Dance Foundation

Connecticut Dance Alliance Advisory Council

Barbara Ally – Chair

Tracey Albert

Elizabeth Fisk Brassier

Tracy Flater

Stephen Hankey

Jill Henderson

Lori Jones

Susan Murphy

Stephen Pier

Katie Sevinson-Nollet

Kim Stroud

Kari Williams