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 […]

Averie P. Good

After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2019, Averie began her career working in development at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. As a Development Officer, she raises funds from grateful patients and friends of the hospital to enhance care for pediatric patients and their loved ones. Averie is from Lynchburg, VA and grew up dancing at the […]

Joanne Leone

JOANNE LEONE CORRIS is an award-winning painter, collage and assemblage artist and an arts educator. She is a proud native of Newark, NJ, a graduate of Newark Arts High which cultivated her love for the arts. Professionally, she has a BA in Education from Kean University, and MA in Fine Arts from Jersey City State […]

Louie Marin-Howard

LOUIE MARIN-HOWARD attended the University of Florida New World School of the Arts, under the direction of Daniel Lewis; on full scholarship. He received his B.F.A. with High Honors in 2005. Louie was a scholarship student of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, and Jennifer Muller/The Works School. He has performed with Dance NOW […]

Dawn Schultz

DAWN SCHULTZ is a multidisciplinary artist and educator with an MFA in Choreography and a Ph.D. of Art and Design candidate at Liverpool John Moores University.  Her current research investigates methods that merge visual art and choreography through Score reading and improvisational movement tasks. In analyzing various modalities one can engage with to design works, […]

Robin Aubrey

ROBIN AUBREY has been part of the CDC family since 1988 as a dancer, associate artistic director, board member and currently board emeritus. After retiring from her performing career, Robin has been working as a business professional in global media, technology and financial companies including Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg and Audible where she is currently the Global Head of […]

Rabbi Stuart Gershon

RABBI STUART GERSHON is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sinai in Summit, NJ, having served the congregation for 25 years. Previously, he was the associate rabbi for 5 years at Temple Emanuel in Worcester, MA.  Rabbi Gershon was a founder and tri-chair of the Darfur Genocide Rescue Committee of Summit from 2007-2009. He also served as […]

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 […]

Jarred Bosch

JARRED BOSCH received his BFA from Marymount Manhattan College. While at Marymount, he performed the works of Dwight Rhoden, Aszure Barton, Paul Taylor, and Emory LeCrone to name a few. Since graduation, he has performed throughout Europe, Canada, China and the United States, most notably with the Nikolais-Louis Foundation at the Yang Li Ping International Dance […]

Gianna Maxine Diaz

GIANNA MAXINE DIAZ was born in North Bergen, NJ, and graduated with a BFA in Dance, Performance and Choreography from Montclair State University. She had the privilege to perform various works by legendary choreographers such as Martha Graham, Bill T. Jones, Fredrick Earl Mosely, Ohad Naharin, Shapiro & Smith, Christian von Howard, and Abby Zbikowski. While […]