What We Do


Our Mission

DanceATL nurtures and promotes dance as a vibrant part of Atlanta’s arts ecosystem. We connect artists to resources, grow and engage audiences in the city, and support the full range of the industry by cultivating an awareness and appreciation of dance that is sustainable and expansive.

Our Vision

To foster a vibrant dance landscape across the city that attracts and retains dance artists, plays a vital role in the Atlanta economy, and builds, engages, educates, and inspires.

Our Values

DanceATL shares knowledge. We provide resources that foster creativity and communication among artists and audiences to build community around dance in Atlanta.
DanceATL collaborates. We believe in participatory design, intersectionality, diversity, and accessibility in all its forms.
DanceATL preserves. We provide a platform where the full range of the city’s artistic voices can write, archive, and document Atlanta’s dance.
Sept. 2021 Potluck Mixer
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Potluck Mixer 2019
Sept. 2021 Choreographers Guild

What We Do

DanceATL provides resources, promotion, and collaborative opportunities for the dance community in metro Atlanta. Project activities focus on advocacy, professional development and information resources, and are designed to gather and disseminate information, convene individuals and groups around key issues, facilitate networking, and stimulate the communal voice.

Services Provided to the DanceATL Community:

Dance Calendar – a comprehensive free listing of Atlanta area dance performances.

DanceATL eNewsletter – bi-weekly (twice per week) email containing news and complete listings of upcoming dance performances, classes, auditions, workshops and job openings. Sign up here!

Community Meetings – a forum for discussion on dance topics, bringing in community leaders to create awareness of challenges in the dance community. Keep an eye on our social media for these events.

Development Programming & Resources – our A.M. Collaborative initiative is a program that connects interdisciplinary artists in a collaborative process. Other in-person and digital resources that foster artist development include tech talks, potluck mixers, a grant writing toolkit, Remembrance page and more.

Social Media – Monday Moves & Thursday Twirls weekly Instagram posts feature the content from our eNewsletter for ease of viewing and sharing. Our DanceATL Community Facebook group also gives individuals the opportunity to share information about upcoming events. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Promenadedigital newsletter created by our writing committee that features Atlanta dance professionals and their contributions to our community. Selected artists are nominated by members of the community and chosen by our Editorial Board based on pre-determined criteria. Read the latest issue here!

Promotion – feature your organization or event in our eNewsletter and social media by making a submission to our calendar.

Staff and Board of Directors

Jacquelyn Pritz, Operations Manager

Patsy Collins, Marketing Coordinator

Board of Directors

Crystal Faison-Mitchell, Co-Chair
Tamara Irving, Co-Chair
Erin Weller Dalton, Treasurer
Nate Snyder, Secretary
Julie Gomez
Jillian Mitchell
Douglas Scott
Sean Nguyen-Hilton
Loren McFalls

Sue Schroeder, Chair
Jillian Mitchell, Vice-Chair
Douglas Scott, Treasurer
Crystal Faison-Mitchell, Secretary
Erin Weller Dalton
Sean Nguyen-Hilton


Fall 2021 Interns
Lexie Walker
Rabia Kang
Kiera O’Reilly
Emily Wilbourne
Grace Griffin
Emma Dean


DanceUSA Archive Fellow

Yvette Ramírez 

DanceATL just turned five years old, celebrating our fifth anniversary of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit! Help us reach our birthday match goal of $500 by June 30 and have your donation TRIPLED
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