Joyce Emilie Raleigh (Wilmington, NC) is a performing and teaching artist in Durham. Since graduating from UNC at Greensboro, she has been teaching at Sandy Ridge Elementary School. She has a wide variety of experiences ranging from costuming for the American Dance Festival to performing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. After moving to Durham, NC, in 2016, she has pushed to become involved in the local dance scene by stage-managing for local company shows, costuming and performing with local choreographers, and teaching at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios. She inspires her fellow dancers and students to be present and treat every moment as temporary.