KRISTINE LESLIE is a Union County native who has a strong background in both the arts and education. She received an A.S. in Liberal Science – Deaf Studies from Union County College and later earned a B.A. in Sociology/English-Writing from Kean University, where she spearheaded the creation of Afro-Latinx Dance Project. While attending Kean University […]
Stephanie Byrnes Harrell
STEPHANIE BYRNES HARRELL is currently working as a Production and Company Manager for Carolyn Dorfman Dance and Kinetic Light. She has production managed with Dance Heginbotham, CUNY Dance Initiative, Treehouse Shakers, Alice Sheppard’s Kinetic Light, Carolyn Dorfman Dance and Princeton University’s Program in Dance. She was the Production Stage Manager for A Little Potato and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
MARTHA MENSCH joined EY in 2016 and was promoted to Treasurer in 2019. In this role, she is responsible for managing liquidity, cash management activities, short-term forecasting, corporate financing activities and bank and rating agency relations. Before joining EY, Martha held Director of Treasury positions at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Booz & Company and most […]
FRAN SULLIVAN is a writer, editor, and public relations professional. She has brought her communication skills to the Carolyn Dorfman Dance board as its Secretary. She has served and the media outreach coordinator for St. Elizabeth University. She was the first editor of TAPinto Elizabeth, an online community newspaper covering Fran’s hometown.
RUSSELL AUBREY has been a part of the CDC family since 1989 as a dancer, costumer designer and, currently, board member. Since retiring from the stage as a performer, Rusty graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and continues to work in the arts and entertainment industry creating costume for Broadway, film and television.