Ronda Brinkman has been a member of the Springfield arts community most of her life as a dancer, actor, choreographer, and volunteer. Teaching for over 30 years, she is the CEO of Springfield Dance, a non-competitive dance and performance academy. As a creator of children’s dance programming for the past two decades, she is the Artistic Director for Springfield Dance Theatre, a large children’s arts organization dedicated to enriching the community through the performing arts. She creates hour-long children’s ballets such as Aladdin, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Rabbit in order to introduce young performers and audience members to the art of dance.