Presenter Participants


Dance Touring Initiative group photoCohort 3

(Started in 2015)

Kathleen Bateson
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (Hilton Head Island, SC)
The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is a focus for all that’s entertaining, moving and wonderful in the arts. Our goal is to delight you, entertain you, challenge you, and help you explore new horizons.

Matt Henry
Arts Council of Central Louisiana (Alexandria, LA)
The mission of the Arts Council of Central Louisiana is to fund, promote and produce the arts in the Central Louisiana region.

Laura Howell
Bologna Performing Arts Center (Cleveland, MS)
The Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University brings together artists and audiences to celebrate the arts, to enrich the cultural life of the Delta community, to educate and deepen the appreciation of the arts and to explore the richness of our world heritage through artistic expression.

Scott Watson
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs (Charleston, SC)
Established in 1977, the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is committed to promoting and fostering excellence through artistic expression, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all of Charleston’s citizens regardless of social, economic, or physical considerations. The OCA strives to provide access to the arts for all citizens and plays an important role in producing and/or supporting programs that educate, inform, and inspire through a wide variety of cultural activities that celebrate creativity and diversity, contribute to the area’s economic development, and underscore Charleston’s reputation as an international cultural destination.

Neil Barclay
Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, LA)
The CAC is a multi-disciplinary arts center, financially stable and professionally managed, that is dedicated to the presentation, production and promotion of the art of our time.

Aaron Greenwald
Duke Performances/Duke University (Durham, NC)
Duke Performances, the professional performing arts presenting organization at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is committed to presenting willfully eclectic, forward-thinking performing arts of the highest quality. Through superb performances, outstanding visiting artist residencies, and the development and commissioning of exciting new work, Duke Performances is forging a culture that vigorously supports performance and encourages meaningful engagement with the Duke campus and Durham community. Annually, Duke Performances offers a robust season of 60-70 world-class performances, making extensive use of a network of Duke and Durham venues, and presenting artists spanning classical, new music, jazz, Americana, independent rock, international music, theater, and dance.

Kristin Cobb
Katie Fox*
Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (Columbia, SC)
Rooted in the performing arts, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College offers programs and productions that encourage reflection, examination and discovery; and that provide entertainment, education and opportunity to professionals, learners and community members in all stages of life.

Dan Forte
Nick Covault*
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (Louisville, KY)
The mission of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is to lead and enrich the artistic, educational and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming and cultural events.

Brittany Church
Memphis Development Foundation DBA The Orpheum Theatre (Memphis, TN)
The mission of the Memphis Development Foundation is to provide quality, diverse entertainment and education programming to the region while preserving and improving the historic Orpheum Theatre, and continuing its role in contributing to the development of the local economy. 

Sherry Archibald
Paramount Theatre/City of Goldsboro (Goldsboro, NC)
The mission of the Paramount Theatre is to nurture the community’s love for the performing arts and improve their quality of life by presenting high-caliber and diverse talent on a local and professional level. We educate and entertain while serving as a destination and landmark to the community’s history. 

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Rae Geoffrey
John Ellis*
Diana Wortham Theatre (Asheville, NC)

Laura Burkhart
New Orleans Ballet Association (New Orleans, LA)

Laverne Perry
Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)

Elizabeth Auer
University of Florida Performing Arts (Gainesville, FL)

Cohort 2

(Started in 2012)

Julia Aubrey
University of Mississippi, The Ford Center (Oxford, MS)

Ashley Fabre
Renee Chatelain*
Manship Theatre (Baton Rouge, LA)

Norman Easterbrook
RiverCenter for the Performing Arts (Columbus, GA)

Lori Nolen*
Town of Huntingdon, The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center 
(Huntingdon, TN)

Diane Wood
Kathleen Monahan*
City of Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Arts 
(Tarpon Springs, FL)

Phillip Preston
The Arts Association of East Alabama 
(Opelika, AL)

Denise Ringler
Appalachian State University – Office of Arts and Culture Programs 
(Boone, NC)

Tony Walsh*
Denton Yockey*
St. Johns River State College, Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts
 (Orange Park, FL)

Sean Wright*
Samford University, Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center
 (Birmingham, AL)

Gerd Wuestemann
Acadiana Center for the Arts 
(Lafayette, LA)


Cohort 1

(Started in 2009)

Gene Conroy*
Ballet Spartanburg (Spartanburg, SC)

Michael Crane
East Carolina University – S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Center(Greenville, NC)

Brad Downall
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts- Madisonville Community College (Madisonville, KY)

Eric Fliss
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs / South Miami-Dade CulturalArts Center (Miami, FL)

Angela Gallo
Coker College – Department of Dance (Hartsville, SC)

Shane Fernando
Cape Fear Community College, Humanities and Fine Arts Center (Wilmington, NC)

Charles Irvin*
Cumberland County Playhouse (Crossville, TN)

Moira Logan*
University of Memphis – Department of Theater and Dance (Memphis,TN)

Bart Lovins*
Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center (Elizabethtown, KY)

Sharon Moore
NC State LIVE (Raleigh, NC)

Dennis Sankovich
Mississippi State University Riley Center (Meridan, MS)

* No longer in DTI