Art Auction with Marlin Arts

We’re excited to invite you to an event that marries the worlds of visual art and dance — an art auction supporting Carolyn Dorfman Dance. Marlin Art conducts hundreds of live auctions each year, and this October, the company is offering our community the opportunity to bid on a stunning array of classical and contemporary […]

Job Opening: Freelance Production – Stage Manager/Lighting Director

Overview Position: Part-time, contracted on a per-project basis. Able to be flexible with time. Location: NJ/NY Area and national tour Position Available: Hiring now! Salary Range: $250/day – $500/day depending on scope of work Please sent your resume to Executive Director Anita Thomas. Qualifications Job Description Carolyn Dorfman Dance is seeking a Production Stage Manager/Lighting […]

L.A. Mars

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L.A. MARS (they/them/theirs) is a nonbinary theatremaker trained in artistic administration, stage direction, and stage management. They specialize in facilitating new work and art as a vehicle for social change. Mars was a member of Drexel University’s Custom-Design Major program housed within the Pennoni Honors College. Following acceptance into this interdisciplinary program, they designed their […]

Job Opening: Marketing Communications Manager

Overview Position: Full-time, 40 hours/week. Able to be flexible with the time; past times were 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM Location: Primarily on-site, but remote is allowed (Union, NJ office) Position Available: Immediately Annual Salary Range: $45,500 – $50,000, plus benefits Please forward cover letter and resume to Executive Director Anita Thomas. For inquiries please […]

Legacy and Homage

As I reflect (both clear-eyed and rose-colored) upon the past 40 years and the inspiration for it all, what I remember most is the people. People whose lives, teachings, artistry, and leadership have helped me and this Company both survive and thrive. We stand on their shoulders. From dance pioneers and teachers to our families […]

2nd Annual Morris County Festival of Dance

Join us at the 2nd Annual Morris County Festival of Dance this December at the Madison Community Art Center in Madison, New Jersey. The festival is a return engagement for CDD, and this time, we will be taking the stage on December 3 at 4pm. Don’t miss this special performance, featuring excerpts from artistic director Carolyn Dorfman’s […]

Kendra Vernon

KENDRA VERNON is in her first season with Carolyn Dorfman Dance, working as Assistant Company Manager. A resident of Montclair, NJ, she comes to us with a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of South Dakota. Kendra shares her knowledge as a professional, a performer, and everything in-between. Formerly a Wellness Coach with […]

Don Jay Smith

DON JAY SMITH has many years of public relations and marketing communications experience, and still produces many programs every year. He has worked in the arts and entertainment field for much of that time, with a roster of clients that has included the New Jersey State Council for the Arts/Secretary of State, the New Jersey […]

Joan Chiang Paulin

Joan Chiang Paulin studied ballet in Jean M. Wong School of ballet and went on to intern at Hong Kong Dance Company for 6 months before moving to the United States in 1995. After graduating from SUNY Purchase in 1999 with a BFA in Dance, she joined Cortez & Company until 2002, when she joined […]

Leah Kronthal

Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ ‘78 BA Economics and Business, concentration in Accounting Salomon Brothers 1978-1986 Manager of Syndicate Accounting Department Married to Jeff Kronthal Has three grown children and two grandsons. Mother/Grandmother/professional volunteer 1986-present Served nine years on the Board of Far Brook School Serves on the Board of the Kronthal Family Foundation Carolyn […]