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

 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.