Board of Directors

Maryland Dance Education Association (MDEA)

Executive Board Officers

President: Melinda Blomquist

president@mddanceed.org

(until 10/31/22)

Past President: Sonia Synkowski

pastpresident@mddanceed.org 

(until 10/31/22)

Secretary: Tricia Gooley

secretary@mddanceed.org

(until 10/31/23)

Treasurer: Maia DeBaugh

treasurer@mddanceed.org

(until 10/31/23)

President-Elect: Sandra Atkinson

president-elect@mddanceed.org

(until 10/31/22)


Members at Large – November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2022

K-12 Administration: Jaclyn Martin (11/1/2021 - 10/31/2023)

K-12 Public Schools: Darryl Pilate

K-12 Private/Parochial/Independent Schools: Emily Tankersley

Private Studios: Alexa Conway

Post-Secondary Education:  danah bella

NHSDA Liaison: Angela Romeo

Teaching Artist/Professional Company: Lauren Tait

Community Organization: Camille Weanquoi

Student: Eliana Slaney (As of 11/1/2021)

Advocacy: Bayardo Martinez (As of 11/1/2021)

Somatics: Nancy Romita

Understudies to Members at Large – November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2022

K-12 Administration Understudy: Jaclyn Martin

K-12 Public Schools: Deidre Nyota Dawkins

K-12 Private/Parochial/Independent Schools: Laura Ward-Moran

Private Studios: Darby Pack

Post-Secondary Education:  Elizabeth Higgins

NHSDA Liaison: Christina Collins

Teaching Artist/Professional Company: Franki Graham

Community Organization:

Somatics: Alison Seidenstricker