Photography by Todd Sloan
Terri Erlenbach, Ad Sales
Hi, I’m Terri Erlenbach, program ad sales lead for the New Albany Dance Festival. I’m an active Board member for the New Albany Women’s Network, New Albany Intermediate School PTO and New Albany Bridges. I also volunteer for the Buddy Up For Life organization and the New Albany Food Pantry. I’m excited to be part of this year’s festival to support the arts in New Albany and my daughter, Juliet who is dancing in the showcase and is part of the New Albany Middle School Theater Department.
Laura Stanley, Festival Administrative Coordinator
I have a passion for involving myself in my community. I have previously volunteered in activities like Girl Scouts, the New Albany Middle School Theatre Program, and with my church. The main reason for choosing to involve myself in the New Albany Dance Festival is to continue to strengthen the community we live in. Events like this allow our friends and neighbors opportunities to enrich their lives.
Todd James, Food & Beverage Concession
I volunteered at the inaugural New Albany Dance Festival in 2022 and saw up close what an amazing event this was for the community. That experience inspired me to do more this year, where I have stepped into the role of Food & Beverage Coordinator. I look forward to helping the Festival grow in its second year.
Amanda Zimmerman, New Albany Dance Festival Concert Liaison
Amanda just graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelors of Science in Commerce and Business Administration. Growing up dancing 20+ hours a week, she understands how crucial the arts are to a community. New Albany Dance Festival is providing so many opportunities to the community from free fitness and dance classes to the incredible concerts, and she cannot wait to be a part of it!
Nathan J. Nitczynski, International Dance Concert Liaison
Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Nathan moved to central Ohio last year. As a former dance instructor and choreographer, Nathan is thrilled to assist with the New Albany Dance Festival. When not thinking about dance, Nathan supports college students as an academic advisor at Otterbein University.
Chaundra Catrone, Health & Safety Co-Chair
The New Albany arts community has been a source of support and personal growth for my family since we moved here 13 years ago. I am continuously inspired by the joy and inclusivity that dance, in particular, promotes both among the performers and audience members, and am excited to serve as a chairperson for this festival as we share that joy with our community!
Nabi Zimmerman, Hospitality Co-Chair
Nabi has been a supporter of the New Vision Dance Company since it relocated to Columbus in 2013. She is a strong believer in the beauty that performance brings to others which encompasses NVDC. She is excited to assist with the Dance Festival and provide various fitness and dance class opportunities to the community.
Jyothi Cherry, Merchandise Co-Chair
Jyothi has been a huge fan of New Vision Dance Company since she attended her first performance in 2018. She’s been a resident of New Albany for over 20 years, is a dance enthusiast and a lifelong supporter of the arts. Seeing the inaugural New Albany Dance Festival come to life last summer with its successful outcome and impact on the community inspired her to continue to be part of it this year. She currently serves as Board Treasurer and you can frequently find her selling logoed merchandise at NVDC events.
Amie Love, Merchandise Co-Chair
I am involved with The New Albany Dance Festival because I believe very strongly in community involvement. The arts are the best community builder I can think of! I have personally seen the powerful impact of being involved in the artistic community in my family’s life. My daughter is a member of New Vision Dance Company and I am proud to serve on the board for this energetic non profit!
Laura Coleman, Program Design
I had the opportunity to volunteer at the inaugural New Albany Dance Festival last summer. Melissa Gould’s dedication to providing opportunities for artists share their talent and passion is inspiring. Supporting local arts is important to me and my family. I’m excited to be able to continue my support of the Festival in its second year.
Gabby Jones, Studio Showcase Liaison
As a member of New Vision Dance Company and a full-time dance instructor, dance is a significant part of my life and something I'm passionate about sharing with my community. I'm excited to be leading the Central Ohio Dance Studio Showcase because it encourages younger dancers to share their passion for dance as well!
Abbey Jo Griffith, Thank Yous
Abbey Jo is a New Albany resident and lifelong fan of dance. She grew up dancing and performing in theater productions, so she is excited to channel her love of dance and theater into volunteering for the New Albany Dance Festival. She looks forward to seeing it thrive and grow every year.
Brooke Hull, VIP Donor Liaison
Brooke Stoughton Hull is the owner of Judy Dollenmayer Studio of Dance in Gahanna, Ohio. Brooke feels it is important to be involved with the community while spreading the joy of dance. She has always had a passion for the arts and enjoys passing that along to generations of her students.