NCDEO Advisory Board

Beth Fath :

Beth Wright Fath graduated from UNC-Greensboro with an MFA in Dance and is a Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. Currently she is on faculty at NC State. Prior to NC State, she was an Associate Professor and Director of Dance at Peace College. She also taught at Meredith College, Cardinal Gibbons High School, and in studios in NC and WV.

Beth has performed and presented her work: at Movement Research and Danspace; at American Dance Festival’s Opening Acts; at ACDA conferences; with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Rick McCullough, NickWalk Dance Project, 2 Near the Edge, Rhynard And Dancers; regionally in WV and NV. She produced curated performances as a founding member of Five Chick Posse Productions and as a co-producer of NC Dances. Additionally, Beth is a former officer and Board member for NCDA.

Susan Hartley : 

Susan is a dance educator with 40 years’ experience, NC licensed K-12, with a BA in Dramatic Arts from UNC-CH and MFA in Dance from UNC-G, has taught in Chapel Hill Carrboro City and Wake County Public Schools Pre-K-12, UNC-CH, NCSU and Meredith College.  She has been NC Visiting Artist, United Arts Council Artist in Residence, Master Teacher, and Guest Artist. Susan was director/performer/choreographer with DANSYNC, performed with The Dance Project and the Annie Sailer Dance Company.  Presently she facilitates workshops/residencies to Special Programs, Retirement Communities, Pre-K to 12, studios and universities incorporating Anne Green Gilbert’s Brain Dance and curriculum integration.

Sue Hill :

Susan Hill is the Director of the Dance Program and Fine Arts Department Chair at Mills Park Middle School in Cary, NC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from The State University of New York at Purchase and her teaching licensure from East Carolina University. Susan also works with Raleigh Little Theater as an instructor and choreographer, as a guest artist with City Ballet for their annual Nutcracker, and works on various dance related projects for Wake County Public Schools.

Jill Williams :

JIll Holcroft-Williams recently retired from teaching dance after 32 years. She holds a BFA in Dance Education from East Carolina University and an MA in Dance Education from UNCG. Over the years, Jill has been a mentor/clinical teacher to over 40 student interns and established a NHSDA Dance Honor Society Chapter at DH Conley High School in Pitt County. In 2006 Jill was NCAAHPERD/DANCE’s K-12 Dance Educator of the Year and in 2016 Jill was DH Conley’s Teacher of the Year. Jill’s professional associations include NDEO, NCDEO and ECU Friends of the Theater Board Member. Jill holds a RYS 200 Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate.  Jill teaches yoga at Yogivibes Studio in Greenville, NC.