National Dance Week was formed in 1981 when a group of dance-related organizations began a strong “grass roots” movement to bring greater recognition to dance. National Dance Week Foundation was established as a non-profit foundation in 2011. Over the years, the organization’s dedication to its founding mission has inspired events and initiatives taking place throughout the year. These reflect the unique and creative abilities of the individuals and organizations who participate, encourage, and take the lead in an array of events and initiatives, including A Chance to Dance, Dance Mob, Kick for Kindness and the Essay/Poster Contests, creatively celebrating dance in unlimited ways.
The NDWF Board consists of an Executive Director, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and additional board members who head various committees. A volunteer workforce is also made up of NDWF Ambassadors from all facets of the dance world across the country.
Meet our Board
Cathy Graziano – Executive Director
Nancy Stone – Chairman
Anneliese Wilson – Vice Chair, ABC for Dance
Sue Gordon – Secretary, Algy Costumes
Jackie Del Prete – Treasurer, Danza Competition & Intensive
Joyce Pennington – American Dance/Drill Team
Donna Mueller – Donna Mueller’s School of Dance
Cheri Eagan – Representative for Art Stone “The Competitor”
Christie Lane - Christie Lane Enterprise