About Us

A Dancer's Heart Inc., is a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, GA. Our mission is to support, inspire and help youth succeed. Our vision is to operate an organization that makes a difference in the lives of children and youth and through charitable, educational and awareness activities. We focus our efforts in three main areas:
• Supporting young dancers through the development of the whole person, equipping them with the skills they will need to succeed, (leadership, character, respect of self and others, and community service).
• Improve the awareness of Group B Strep and Bacterial Endocarditis through education and supporting clinical research
• Serve as an advocate and resource in the community to support emergency medical planning for children

A Dancer’s Heart Guiding Values and Principles
Dedication - We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the next generation of children
Commitment - We are committed working hard to reach children in need of support in our communities and beyond.
Integrity - We are honest and straightforward in our work. We will provide programs and information to children and their families with the utmost dignity and respect. We can be relied upon and trusted.
Excellence - We set a high standard of performance, committing to improve our programs when necessary, striving to achieve excellence in all that we do.

Board of Directors – 2012-2016
Stephanie Thompson Harris – Founder, Board Member
Marketing Consultant – Communique-USA

Robert Rowell – Board Member
Financial Advisor, Vice President –Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Linda Bratton Haynes – Board Member
Associate Judge – Dekalb County Juvenile Court

Chayla Gaines – Board Member
Health Manager – The Coca-Cola Company

Jasmine Ballard – Board Member
Business Manager/Administrative Fellow – Carolinas Healthcare System

Brandy Carwile – Board Member
Company Member – Ballethnic Dance Company

Advisory Board , 2011-2012
Senator Ronald Ramsey, Sr
Georgia State Senator, District 43

Robert McLaughlin
Marketing –Chick-fil-A Inc.

Curlie Markham Gregoire
Regional Director – Genzyme Genetics

Leslie Halin
Marketing – Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Nena Gilreath
Co-Founder – Ballethnic Dance Company

Dr. Keisa Godwin
Ob/Gyn – North Atlanta Ob/Gyn, Atlanta Women’s Health Group

Debra Webb Rogers
Author, Dance Instructor – Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

Student Advisors

Carmin Haynes
Marketing Major/Spanish Minor, University of Georgia

Chrisytn Ramsey
Double Major, Business Management/Early Childhood Education, The University of West Georgia