Staff

Abby Bradetich, Marketing Manager:
Abby, originally from Denton, Texas, has a BFA in Modern Dance with a minor in Nutrition from Texas Christian University. At TCU, she performed in dance works by Susan Douglas Roberts, Dr. Suki John, Dr. Nina Martin, Sarah Newton, Andee Scott, and Lily Sloan. After college, Abby moved to Seattle, where she joined the professional dance scene there, performing in works by Wade Madsen, Angelica DeLashmette, Amy Weaver, Stephanie Golden, and Hailey Burt. After three years in the Pacific Northwest, Abby moved to North Carolina, where she joined ShaLeigh Dance Works in Fall 2018. When she’s not dancing, Abby is the Marketing Manager for ShaLeigh Dance Works, as well as a freelance graphic/web designer and marketing coordinator for companies in Washington, Texas, and North Carolina.

marketing@shaleighdanceworks.com

Cheryl Edson, Stage Manager:
Cheryl is thrilled to be stage managing again for ShaLeigh Dance Works, after working with them on E Pluribus Unum II. She is a theatre artist, writer, director, and composer who has worked across New York, Connecticut, and North Carolina. Recently, she was the producer for Goblin Market at Burning Coal Theater and stage managed Bulldog Ensemble Theater’s inaugural production “Curve of Departure”. Cheryl is a board member and grant writer for the Women’s Theatre Festival, and has a B.A. in Philosophy from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

tech@shaleighdanceworks.com

Joni Falvey, Sponsorship Manager:
With more than a dozen years of marketing and event experience, Joni designs and manages consumer and corporate facing product launches, trainings, auto shows and fundraising events for various companies and organizations including Apex, Audi, BMW, Bentley, Dodge, Scion, Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), The Boys and Girls Club, and The New York Yankees Organization to name a few. A relationship specialist, change agent and dynamic storyteller, she prides herself on a reputation of integrity, knowledge and accountability – all delivered with a smile. Her passion plus experience equals Duezy Productions. When not running the show, she can occasionally be seen on a community theatre stage or heard voicing various radio commercials and puppets on tour.

sponsorships@shaleighdanceworks.com

Kayla Oelhafen, Company Manager:
Founder and editor, People-Collector (forthcoming), a Durham-focused literary magazine and community outlet. Kayla received her BA in English & Creative Writing from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Since joining SDW staff, Kayla has project managed Bamboo Wind and Revolutionaries in the Dark. She has done project marketing for The Carrack’s Muse Masquerade where she served as coordinator and planning committee member. Other project management positions have included Hollins University Folk Festival,  NEFA Presents: Divination Festival, HAB Presents, and OHS Variety Show. Kayla is also currently Manager for the Westgate Wine Store in Raleigh, NC.

kayla@shaleighdanceworks.com

Myra Weise, Company Advisor:
Weise has developed over ten years of arts administration experience working for renowned arts companies such as the American Dance Festival, Pilobolus, and within the proliferating arts community at Duke University in the Ticketing and Theater Operations department as well as the Nasher Museum of Art. From marketing and advertising to ticketing and venue management to audience services, the through-line of her career in the arts has been customer service. Whether the “customer” is a presenter, an artist or an audience member, Weise always works to anticipate their needs one step ahead thereby creating a pro-active, productive working environment. A professionally trained dancer, Weise has a unique understanding and perspective of choreographers needs as they seek to manifest their vision.

info@shaleighdanceworks.com