Commission on Accreditation


Contact with the Commission on Accreditation should be made through the NASD National Office.

The Commission on Accreditation consists of a Chair and four delegate members, all elected by the membership at large, and one Public Member. With the exception of the Public Member, each Commission member must have experience as a visiting evaluator. With the exception of the Public Member, the Commission is to be appropriately balanced to represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives in dance.

The duties of the Commission are to apply the accreditation and Membership standards of the Association for institutions and programs. The Commission receives applications and determines the qualifications of institutions seeking Membership and, after thorough examination in accordance with Association procedures, takes action on behalf of the Association. The Commission also has the power to investigate the maintenance of standards and the observance of published commitments in any member institution under its jurisdiction.

NASD Commission on Accreditation 2016-2017:

Nora AmbrosioChair (2018)
Slippery Rock University

Mary Lisa Burns (2017)
New World School of the Arts

Janet Lilly (2018)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Melanie Person (2019)
The Ailey School

Paula Weber (2017)
University of Missouri, Kansas City

Public Member:

Nancy Powell
Towson, Maryland