Cindy Carbone has taught dance for over 40 years in private studio, public school, and college settings. This will be her third year with Stage Door Dance! She has mentored many student teachers and has served as adjunct professor of dance education courses at Meredith College. She has worked as a guest choreographer for musical theater productions at NC State University, Meredith College, and St Mary's school. She performed professionally with modern dance companies in Chicago, Cleveland, Madison-Wisconsin, and Raleigh. She received a BFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, teacher certification from UNC-Greensboro, and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Administration from NC State University. She received National Board certification and co-authored the book Implementing the National Dance Standards, published by Human Kinetics. In 2004 she was named National Dance Educator of the Year by the American Alliance of Physical Education Recreation and Dance organization (AAHPERD) and as a result of this award traveled throughout the United States and abroad sharing her dance teaching methods at conferences and workshops.