NCDEO will be forming our first subcommittee, the Inclusion Diversity Equity & Access (IDEA) Committee. This committee will be co-chaired by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo (Professor of Dance/Theatre at Fayetteville State University & NCDEO Member) and Heather Tatreau (Professor of Dance at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill & former NCDEO Board Member At-Large, Advocacy), & overseen by the NCDEO board. The IDEA committee seeks to support NC dance educators in implementing equitable instructional practices and promoting diversity and inclusion in our field.

If this kind of work interests you and you would like to learn more about the committee you can view the call and fill out the self-nomination form at:

The deadline to submit your self-nomination is: Thursday, July 15th

If you have questions about the committee please contact Avis Hatcher-Puzzo (  or Heather Tatreau (