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Advisory Board

Robert Barnett - Former Artistic Director, Atlanta Ballet

Jerri Kumery – Ballet Mistress of Richmond Ballet, Balanchine Foundation representative and Curator of the Salvatore Aiello Foundation

Douglas Singleton - Executive director for NC Dance Theatre

Mel A. Tomlinson – former dancer NY City Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, NC Dance Theatre and Boston Ballet

The Board of Directors

Chair - Karen Bassett  Retired Exec. Director at Ballet Arkansas, Former Arkansas Dept of Environmental Quality Chief Deputy Director

Chair Emeriti – James Torpey, Elizabeth Pou, Matt Chambers, Phil Atwood, Karen Ramshaw, Travis Price, Robert Kehrer

Secretary - Elizabeth Cardwell  Independent Film Maker

Treasurer - Elizabeth Bright, CPA

Harry Brown  Retired AT&T account exec, Director of 1st AIDS Walk in Atlanta and  Fundraising Chair Project Open Hand  for AID Atlanta, and former special events coordinator and current Special Events Advisor for WNC Aids Project

Alex Ewing  Former General Director Joffrey Ballet, Retired Chancellor UNC School of the Arts

George Hunker

Adam Vorhis  Van Winkle Law Firm, Family law attorney