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Joe Naftal
Joe Naftal

Marketing Director

Joe has been involved in Dance Connection in various ways throughout his entire life! In the early years it was taking dance classes and excitingly looking forward to being the “announcer” of the recital each year. Today, Joe oversees a great deal of the company’s operations in a dual role as the studio’s Marketing Director and Production Manager. When not working at Dance Connection, Joe has a career as a theatrical lighting designer, assistant designer, and production manager. His experience spans the worlds of classical and contemporary theatre, musicals, ballet, modern dance, and opera. In addition to his work at Dance Connection, Joe collaborates with Dance Studio Owners across the country, is a member of the Panel of Experts, and has been featured in the business section of Dance Teacher Magazine.  Joe serves on the Board of Directors of Robin Becker Dance, a NYC-based professional dance company.  He was on the seminar faculty for the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City and the Energize Conference in Chicago. Joe holds a BFA from UNC School of the Arts and is a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).

News & Features

Getting to Know You: Mr. Joe!
Dance Connection helps to Energize in Chicago!
Local Dance Studio Experts on National Conference Panel
Backstage at Recital: The Making of Beauty and the Beast
Spring Playlist: Tunes to celebrate the season!
Getting to Know You: Mr. Joe!
Recital Playlist: Selections from 2018 Production
Mr. Joe Energizes Dance Studio Owners in Chicago
It’s Graduation Time!
Summer Playlist: Ultimate road trip tunes
How Pre-Registration creates a Fall Class Schedule
Getting to Know You: Mr. Joe
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