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 […]

Katlyn Baskin

KATLYN BASKIN (Rehearsal Director) is a Texas native but her early modern dance training was in Knoxville, TN at Dancer’s Studio under the direction of Irena Linn. As the youngest member of the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, TN’s Goodwill Ambassadors, she toured domestically and internationally performing works by the company’s founder, Dr. Dorothy Floyd, as well […]

Kayleigh Bowen

KAYLEIGH BOWEN (she/her) graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance in 2022. During her studies she performed choreography by artists such as Pascal Rioult, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp as well as new works by Sidra Bell, Jenn Freeman, and Jennifer Archibald. After graduation Kayleigh was a member of […]

Tyler Choquette

TYLER CHOQUETTE (they/them) is a queer artist and educator based in New York City. Originally from California, they began their dance training at the Orange County School of the Arts in the Classical and Contemporary Department under the direction of Steven Hyde while performing with San Diego Unity Dance Ensemble under the direction of Tarua […]

Dominique Dobransky

DOMINIQUE DOBRANSKY is an American-Belgian dancer currently based in New York City. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ailey School/Fordham University with a BFA in Dance and Creative Writing. Dominique apprenticed with Didy Veldman’s London-based company Humanoove, and performed in Mumbai, India for an international production by Nikos Lagousakos. She performs and collaborates with companies […]

Hannah Gross

HANNAH GROSS grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she trained at Nolte Academy of Dance. She graduated with a BFA in Dance and BA in Health and Human Physiology – Exercise Science from the University of Iowa, where she performed works by Martha Graham, Dr. Rennie Harris, Autumn Eckman, Mindy Myers, and many other […]

Maiko Harada

MAIKO HARADA, a native of Japan, holds a BFA in Dance Education from Ochanomizu National University of Japan and studied Contemporary and Stage Composition. Falling in love with the diversity of dance in NYC, she relocated shortly after her graduation. Starting as a Latin Ballroom dancer, she was reintroduced and trained in Ballet, Modern techniques […]

Carolyn Dorfman

CAROLYN DORFMAN, choreographer and founding Artistic Director Carolyn Dorfman Dance (CDD) is known as a creator of evocative dances that reflect her concerns about the human condition. She is interested in creating “worlds” into which the audience can enter. Hailed as the consummate storyteller, Dorfman, a child of Holocaust survivors, has also created a celebrated […]

Anita Thomas

ANITA THOMAS has been Executive Director of Carolyn Dorfman Dance since 2009. Ms. Thomas is one of a handful of People of Color leading a majority arts organization in New Jersey. Since 2016, the company has been recognized by the NJ State Arts Council for its excellence in artistic quality, programming and public service in […]