Dance-New Jersey


P.O. Box 326
Fanwood, NJ 07023
County: Union


Ms. Macada M. Brandl

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To support and promote dance and dance education in the state, Dance New Jersey, a statewide service organization, offers programs and services to its members and the dance community. The organization's members include dancers, choreographers, educators, students, companies, private dance studios, schools, universities, presenters, and dance enthusiasts from 19 of the 21 counties. Offerings include performance opportunities, combined auditions, professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and information sharing.

Organization Background

Dance New Jersey (DNJ) is a service organization committed to reaching new audiences and promoting the energy, excitement, and excellence of dance and dance education in the state. DNJ was founded in 1998 by several of the state's major dance organizations and has grown to a membership of over 300. The organization provides several programs and services, both to its membership and the dance community at large, that support and promote the entire dance community, from individual dance artists to large companies.

Dance New Jersey is the state affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). Through its collaborations with NDEO, Dance New Jersey oversees chapters of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts and sponsors the Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance.

Macada Brandl has been DNJ's Executive Director since 2006. She holds a Master in Public Administration from Seton Hall University, a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Florida State University, and continues to teach and choreograph. Several years ago Stephanie Evans began interning with DNJ while studying for her MPA and now works part time helping manage the membership and execute programs. Lisa Grimes, Managing Director of Freespace Dance, was elected Board President in 2011.

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