It was late summer of 2019, when the idea for a dance festival emerged among dance artists from the Upper Valley gathered in a meeting at Open Door to share their work and projects. The idea caught on quickly, and when we found an enthusiastic support not only among dancers but also from the community at large, the idea morphed into a real concrete project.

It seemed obvious that the festival should take place in White River Junction, a town where art is already omnipresent, which have several successful dance schools, available performing studios and two theaters. What followed effortlessly was the name “The Junction Dance Festival”.

Who We Are
Elizabeth Kurylo, Committee Chair and Project Leader
Elizabeth is a dancer and choreographer dedicated to make dance accessible to all audience. She is spearheading TJDF and is committed to its success.

Hailey Swett, Committee Secretary
Marguerite Ames, Committee Treasurer

Committee Members: Julie Frew, Ruth Mayer, Marie Fourcaut, Peggy Brightman, Stacey Glazer