2017 Dance Forum SOUTH

Dance Forum SOUTH
Monday, September 25
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Inman Room
265 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA

Dance Forum SOUTH

Building off of Dance/USA’s Dance Forum at APAP and Dance Forum WEST, Dance Forum SOUTH brought together a wide variety of individuals working in the dance industry to network and explored how dance is presented and performed in the South.  Dance/USA collaborated with SouthArts in 2017 to bring Dance Forum SOUTH to PAE in Atlanta. This pre-conference session was interactive and featured a combination of large and small group conversations. Multi-disciplinary presenters were welcome and encouraged to attend.  

Dance Forum SOUTH was FREE to PAE Registrants and $25 for individuals not registered for PAE.  


    • Michelle Ramos, Dance/USA, Vera Institute of Justice, New Orleans, Louisiana 
    • Suzanne Callahan, Founder, Callahan Consulting for the Arts, Washington, DC
    • Pamela GreenPMG Arts Management, Durham, North Carolina 
    • Anna ThompsonAlys Stephens Performing Arts Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 
    • Rosemary JohnsonAlabama Dance Festival, Birmingham, Alabama 
    • Denise Ringler, An Appalachian Summer Festival, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 
    • Lauri StallingsContemporary Choreographer, Atlanta, Georgia 
    • Douglas ScottFull Radius Dance, Atlanta, Georgia 
    • Elizabeth Labbe-WebbCore Dance, Atlanta, Georgia 
    • Eric FlissSouth Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Miami, Florida 
    • Angela GalloCoker College, Hartsville, South Carolina 
    • Laverne PerryRialto Center for the Arts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 


    • Welcome & Updates from Dance/USA  
    • Snapshot 1: The agent-presenter partnership (includes Q & A) 
    • Snapshot 2: Annual dance festivals in the South (includes Q & A) 
    • Break 
    • Snapshot 3: Atlanta-based artists and ensembles on presenting and producing dance (includes Q & A) 
    • Snapshot 4: Three different dance presenting approaches: City-run venues, college dance departments that present dance, and local community engagement for presenters (includes Q & A) 
    • Open Networking Time for all speakers and attendees