National Dance Week was formed in 1981 when a group of dance-related organizations began a strong “grass roots” movement to bring greater recognition to dance. National Dance Foundation was established as a non-profit foundation in 2011. Over the years, the organization’s dedication to its founding mission has inspired events and initiatives taking place throughout the year. These reflect the unique and creative abilities of the individuals and organizations who participate, encourage, and take the lead in an array of events and initiatives, including A Chance to Dance, Dance Mob, Kick for Kindness and the Essay/Poster Contests, creatively celebrating dance in unlimited ways.

The NDF Board consists of an Executive Director, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and additional board members who head various committees. A volunteer workforce is also made up of NDF Ambassadors from all facets of the dance world across the country.


Meet our Board

Cathy GrazianoExecutive Director

Nancy StoneChairman

Anneliese WilsonVice Chair, ABC for Dance

Sue GordonSecretary, Algy Costumes

Jackie Del PreteTreasurer,  Danza Competition & Intensive

Joyce PenningtonAmerican Dance/Drill Team

Donna MuellerDonna Mueller’s School of Dance 

Cheri EaganRepresentative for Art Stone “The Competitor”

Christy Lane - Dare to Dance