Board of Directors
Autumn Mist Belk, Artistic and Executive Director
Inside the shell of an artist, Autumn hides a wealth of experience in arts administration. She has worked on the “office side” of the Painted Bride Arts Center, NC State Dance Program, American Dance Festival, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and ARTS NC STATE – working in marketing, finance, publications, programming, and artist relations.
Natalee Campbell, Secretary/Treasurer and Member Representative
Natalee has been involved in dance since a young age and continues to dance now as one of the founding member of Code f.a.d. Company. Currently she works in marketing and communications for a mid size IT company based in Raleigh, NC.
Montreal born artist Stephen Aubuchon turned to photography in 1991 as a second career and opened his first studio in 1993 in commercial advertising in Raleigh, NC. In 1998 he undertook a personal project photographing Nazi concentration camps in Poland, which led him to abandon commercial work and turn to fine art. In addition to fine art, Stephen is a freelance photojournalist covering arts and entertainment; he currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada.
Jill lives in Charleston, SC, where she works as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Results Physiotherapy. She has been a dancer with Code f.a.d. Company since it began.
Kirk holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He is Virginia native and is currently working at Infinity Global in Danville, VA. Outside of work, he is an avid seeker of the arts in all capacities and is active with both the Community Arts Center Foundation (CACF) and Halifax County Little Theatre (HCLT).
Lauren is a ballet drop-out since age 5, but has loved dance from the audience ever since. She is currently the Marketing Director in the Toll Brothers Golf Division at Brier Creek Country Club and The Hasentree Club. Her background also includes event planning and fundraising for nonprofits such as Wake Teen and the Frankie Lemmon Foundation.
Beth is a CPA who currently manages several investment entities, including a hedge fund and a private equity fund, in Cary, NC. While completing her BSBA and MAC at UNC-Chapel Hill, she danced with a campus dance company where she also served a term as Treasurer. Beth continues to enjoy dance through classes at local studios.
Amie is an attorney practicing in business litigation at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh, NC. Amie has been a dancer since age 5, including dancing at Wake Forest University. For many years, including while in law school at UNC, she taught dance at a local dance studio.
Jane Baker is the Vice President of Community Services for Daniel Island, South Carolina. She left the City of Charleston in 2012 to take the position after serving for 12 years as the Director of Neighborhood Services and Deputy Director of the City’s Department of Planning, Preservation and Economic Development. Her other responsibilities included managing nonprofit projects for the City and serving as Vice Chair of the City’s Special Events Committee. She currently serves on the boards of the Charleston Police Fund and Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding and administers the Daniel Island Community Fund.
MacKenzie Buice has been working in the nonprofit sector in fundraising and development since 2010 and currently works for the Team in Training program of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Additionally, MacKenzie serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle Chapter Board as Treasurer. Her past board experience includes service to the Worcester, MA, affiliate of the international organization Dress for Success from 2012-2013. During this time, she served on multiple event committees and chaired the public relations and marketing committee. She has also provided significant support to the performing arts as a volunteer at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA, and with North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh, NC.
Robin Harris, director of the NC State Dance Program for 30 years, holds a B.A. in French and an M.A. in dance from The Ohio State University, and has received certification from the Dance Notation Bureau as a Labanotation teacher. She was a recipient of NC Arts Council Choreographers Fellowships in 1988 and 1998; a recipient of the Raleigh Medal of Arts in 2002; and a recipient of a 2004 Indies Award. Robin has been recognized for her choreographic work by the North Carolina Arts Council, the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, the American Dance Festival, and by the American College Dance Festival Association on both regional and national levels. Her work has been presented five times in National Galas of the American College Dance Festival Association, including performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Full evenings of her work have been presented by NCSU Center Stage and the Southeast Women’s Studies Conference. Robin’s work toured with the North Carolina Dance Festival in 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2003-2004, and 2005-2006. In 2002, National Public Radio’s Studio 360 aired a piece about Robin’s choreographic work, 30 and 73, which documents her father’s 1941 canoe trip from Logan, West Virginia, to New Orleans, Louisiana. Robin is currently participating in a Creativity Study Group under the direction of Dr. Lucy Daniels.
English Sall received a BA in Economics and International Studies from Meredith College in 2013 and is currently pursuing her Ph.D at North Carolina State University in Industrial Organizational Psychology. English is a recipient of the Sarah Lemon Achievement award for History and Political Science from Meredith College, she is also a recipient of The dedication Medal from the Red Cross for dedication to providing Life Saving blood Services as well receiving several recognition’s for her work with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. English has always been passionate about dancing and the arts, both in practice and support.
Alison Streeter, M.Ed, a well’s scholar, is the Director of Alumni Relations for the Carlbrook School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and her Master of Education degree in School Counseling from Middle Tennessee State University. She has worked in a number of secondary and collegiate academic institutions, most recently at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.
Patricia W. Ward, MA, IDMA, Founder and Artistic Director of Moving Voices Isadora Duncan Cultural Exchange,received a MFA in dance studies from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is an Isadora Duncan Movement Analyst affiliated with the Isadora Duncan International Institute and is certified in Isadora Duncan Studies. Mrs. Ward is listed in the Young Audiences of Virginia Roster and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Artists in Education Roster. She has served as an adjunct faculty member with Longwood University, Danville Community College, and Southside Community College. Currently she is on the board of directors for the National Dance Education Organization and serves as the coordinator for the arts at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.