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Mission, Vision, and Values

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.

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.

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 – contains news and complete listings of upcoming dance performances as well as classes, auditions and workshops.

Bi-Monthly Meetings – a forum for discussion on dance topics, bringing in community leaders to create awareness of challenges in the dance community.

DanceATL on Facebook – formed to network with fellow dancers and choreographers, announce upcoming performances and workshops and build an audience. The “wall” is open for anyone to post their info!

Website – includes company listing, production resources, auditions, administrative positions and internships, grants opportunities, and information on rental of spaces for classes, rehearsals and performances.

Advertising – feature your company or event on the DanceATL homepage.

Also find us on Instagram!

Staff and Board of Directors

Staff

Jacquelyn Pritz, Operations Manager
operationsmanager@danceatl.org

Patsy Collins, Marketing Coordinator
marketing@danceatl.org

Board of Directors

2019-2020
Sue Schroeder, Chair
Jillian Mitchell, Vice-Chair
Douglas Scott, Treasurer
Crystal Faison-Mitchell, Secretary
Erin Weller Dalton
Sean Nguyen-Hilton

Interns 

Merryn McKeough, Arts Administration Intern
interns@danceatl.org

Merryn is a dance student from Wilmette, Illinois majoring in Dance and Movement Studies and Psychology at Emory University. As a member of Emory Dance Company, Merryn has been cast in works by Kendra Portier, Kristin O’Neal, and student choreographers. She has also performed in two senior honors theses and at Play. Risk. Research., sparking her interest in connecting with the broader Atlanta dance community.

Dory Berry, Arts Administration Intern
interns@danceatl.org

Dory is a senior at Agnes Scott College majoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Originally from Covington, Georgia, she grew up dancing with Covington Regional Ballet and during her years at Agnes Scott, has danced with Studio Dance Theatre, the college’s performing company. She has been cast in works by Bridget Roosa, Andre Lumpkin, and various student choreographers. Dory is thrilled to be interning with DanceATL!

  • Sunday Morning at 7 Photo by Alan Kimara Dixon

    Sunday Morning at 7
    Photo by Alan Kimara Dixon

  • Berdole Flamenco Photo by Erik Voss

    Berdole Flamenco
    Photo by Erik Voss

  • MODCO Dance Company Photo by Chris Richmond

    MODCO Dance Company
    Photo by Chris Richmond

  • Fly on the Wall Dance Company Photo by Paige McFall

    Fly on a Wall
    Photo by Paige McFall

  • Zoetic Dance Photo by AJ Reynolds

    Zoetic Dance
    Photo by AJ Reynolds

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