CDA Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors



Barbara Ally – Arts Consultant, Adjunct Professor University of Hartford


Susan Murphy – Dance Department, University of Saint Joseph


Britt Elise Lynch – Dance Educator, Business Manager, The Barre Instructor

Board Members

Debra Collins Ryder – Faculty, University of Hartford/Hartt School of Dance

Brianne Dwyer – Director, Dance Medicine & Conditioning at Magna Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center

Peter Kyle – Artistic Director, Peter Kyle Dance, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance, Trinity College

Alexa Melonopoulos Fleury– Dance Department Chair, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Judy Dorwin Performance Project

Erica Nelson – Director, The END Dance Ensemble, Central Connecticut State University, CDA Hartford Regional Coordinator

Stephen Pier – Director, Hartt School Dance Division, University of Hartford

Linalynn Schmelzer – Director, River Valley Dance Project, Dance Movement Therapist, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, CDA Central Southern Regional Coordinator

Nicole Stanton – Dean of Arts & Humanities, Wesleyan University; Professor of Dance, African American Studies and Environmental Studies

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