Carolina Dance Collaborative LLC was first Founded in Spring 2015 by Co-Owners Kelsey Crum and Alyson Amato,
On January 1, 2018 CDC, LLC dissolved and CDC, Non-Profit corporation began as a registered corporation within the state of South Carolina. 501 (c)(3) application has been filed with the IRS and is in the process of review. Kelsey Crum now sits as the Executive Director and Alyson Amato as the Director of Education, both co-founders of the non-profit corporation.
Carolina Dance Collaborative has always set out to make dance an accessible and visible art form in the community of Greenville and the Upstate area in SC.. Kelsey and Alyson had a common understanding that participation in dance improved self-confidence, body awareness, collaboration, and a sense of belonging. Already being close friends and colleagues Kelsey and Alyson both saw a need to reach ALL people through dance and saw that their combined efforts could make a dream become a reality. The mobilization of CDC has allowed them to develop a much needed presence in the Upstate.