Nancy Smith, Executive Director

Nancy Smith, Executive Director

DANCE EDUCATION, YOGA & YOUTH PROGRAM FACULTY, E-RYT, MA

Nancy has been working in the field of movement education for over 20 years. She first began her dance training at the age of 3 and continued to train classically throughout college. Dance being her passion she went on to study it as a career at Meredith College where she completed a B.A. in dance education along with K-12 NC certification in dance. Very soon after graduation she moved to the arts capital – NYC. After completing her MA degree at New York University’s prestigious Steinhardt School for Education, Culture & Human Development, she began working in both dance administration and education in New York City’s public and private institutions. Nancy has been on the faculty and directed programs at Harkness Dance Center’s 92Y, Peridance Capezio Center, and Brooklyn Ballet. She instructed classes at UNIS, the United Nations International School as well as Village Community School in Manhattan. Her work has been seen at venues such as Frederick Loewe Theatre & The Skirball Center for Performing Arts, both at NYU as well as Aaron Davis Hall, The Tank and Peridance Capezio Center, to name a few. In 2011 she gained 225 hour Hatha Yoga Certification plus an additional 35 hour Vinyasa Flow training. She is certified in Pilates Mat as well as earning her Rainbow Kids Yoga Certification for children and families. Nancy has traveled to Latin America, Mexico, Europe, India, Jamaica, Thailand and Indonesia to practice and share her love of movement and music. She is also the founder and executive director of Community Movement Alliance, our county’s first non profit organization rooted in movement based education geared to spread awareness of the arts to the under served youth in our public school system. Most recently Nancy completed SUP Level I training and is a member of the American Canoe Association. She is also Reiki Level I certified. 

To learn more about CMA visit: www.communitymoves.org.