CDC FACULTY

OUR FACULTY is comprised of experienced professionals who possess a shared passion for dance. Although our instructors come from various training backgrounds, they are all accomplished dance educators whose impressive list of credentials includes dance degrees, professional dance careers, and countless years of teaching experience. CDC's faculty members place a strong emphasis on technique, proper alignment and placement achieved through anatomical awareness, and overall performance quality and style. Our instructors' common goal is to develop strong, versatile dancers who will be recognized for technical excellence. We have developed a carefully structured syllabus designed to produce technically proficient dancers within each class level. Our friendly, motivating teachers use positive reinforcement to help inspire and challenge CDC dancers as they advance through the class levels. Whether your child dreams of pursuing a dance career or simply attends class "just for fun," CDC's amazing staff is sure to inspire a passion for dancing that will last a lifetime!

Meet Our Faculty

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MISSY BLACKBURN

Owner, Artistic Director

Director of Carolina Groove Elite

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JENNIFER CULLER MOORE

Owner, Artistic Director

Co-Director of Carolina Civic Ballet

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LINDSAY COLLINS SHAW

Owner, Artistic Director

Co-Director of Carolina Civic Ballet

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SARA ATKINSON

Tap Instructor

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DEBRA AUSTIN

Ballet Instructor

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PATTY BATCHELOR

Ballet Instructor

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MARIN BOIERU

Ballet Instructor

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CARINA DIFIORE GOODMAN

Tap Instructor

Director of Carolina Rhythm

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KAI BRINTON

Ballet Instructor

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KIMBERLYN GRAHAM

Ballet Instructor

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GAIL CONGER

Ballet Instructor

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DANIELLE NORRIS HOECKEL

Jazz Instructor

Director of Carolina Power Company

RUTH LENEY-MIDKIFF

Ballet Instructor

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LELIA SAFFOLD

Ballet, Preschool, Jazz/Contemporary

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ADIE SAN DIEGO

Contemporary Instructor

STACI THRASH

Hip Hop Instructor

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LAUREN WOLFRAM

Ballet Instructor