About RDA/Southwest

We represent the southwest states of the National RDA organization. RDA is an association of ballet companies with memberships reaching across the country. Founded in 1988, it continues the work of the National Association for Regional Ballet which contributed to the decentralization of dance.

As regional companies grew in stature and quality, the five regional organizations were established, the Mid-States, the Northeast, the Pacific, the Southeast, and the Southwest. Regional Dance America has and will continue to dedicate itself to fostering quality, promoting education and nurturing the talents of dancers and choreographers throughout the country while exploring new horizons.

The mission of RDA-Southwest is to promote artistic excellence in dance through education, choreography, and performing opportunities for our member companies.


Missy Crain

Vice President
Kirt Hathaway

Kelly Agnew

Kathy Chamberlain

Molly Buchman

Membership Chair
Meredith Zacharitz

RDA/SW Coordinator
Melissa Schoenfeld

Alternate Coordinator
Brenda Tally

National Representative
May Beth Arrington

Judy Klopfenstein