American Dance and Music, Inc.
Board of Directors

Our Mission Statement

American Dance & Music, founded in 2006, invigorates and strengthens the fabric of our community with performances, dance instruction, and educational programming and outreach. AD&M’s new space, The Dance Hub, founded in November, 2017, is a realization of a critical aspect of our mission to alleviate the pressing need for rehearsal, performance, and instructional space by the Santa Barbara performing arts community.

AD&M Performance Group advances and celebrates the art of dance, promoting new choreography that draws from classical and contemporary elements, and by utilizing original music and guest choreographers. Noted by local reviewers for a diverse and interesting repertoire, the company has established itself as a vital and respected professional performing ensemble in Santa Barbara.

Dance: Up Close & Cultural is AD&M’s community outreach program that provides important enrichment, exposure, and access to dance. In addition to performances at The Dance Hub, AD&M Performance Group and guest performers visit schools, senior centers, and afterschool programs, bringing dance to where the need is greatest.

Our Board of Directors

  • Carrie Diamond, President and Founder
  • Laura Wyles, Vice President
  • Hylla Fischer, Treasurer
  • Dr. Eric Valinsky, Secretary
  • Ralph Corners, Director
  • Vittorio Grieco, Director
  • Stephanie Sokolove, Director