Doug Singleton’s passion for dance began at Spoleto Festival USA with a performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. After graduating from the College of Charleston he moved to New York City to join the Ailey organization and spent over five years traveling the world with the company. While in New York he also served as producing manager for the premiere performances of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, led by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, and worked with dance luminaries such as Judith Jamison, Masazumi Chaya, Jerome Robbins, Garth Fagan, Elisa Monte, and Lar Lubovitch.
Singleton joined North Carolina Dance Theatre in 1996 along with current Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. Prior to becoming executive director he served as director of operations. Under his leadership NC Dance Theatre successfully built the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, which opened in spring 2010, under budget and ahead of schedule. Singleton received the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award and was selected to the 2008-2010 Class of the William C. Friday Fellowship of Human Relations at the Wildacres Leadership Initiative. In addition, he has served on the NC Arts Council’s Grants Panel and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD. He has also been an Advisory Board member for Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance in Asheville, NC, and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Choir School at St. Peters in Charlotte. Dance USA peers elected Singleton to serve as their Council Chair for the 2012-2013 membership year. He and his wife Viki live in Charlotte with their three children.