Degrees and Certifications:

BFA in Dance from Belhaven University

Mrs. Carleigh Dunbar

Carleigh Chitwood grew up in Murfreesboro, TN with a diverse training background in dance and musical theatre and received her BFA in Dance from Belhaven University. She performed with multiple ensembles at Belhaven, as well as performed and presented choreography at the American College Dance Festival Southern Regional Conference. In 2014, she toured South Korea with Bal Malhada Dance Ensemble, performing and teaching in an array of venues, including the Busan International Dance Festival, and is a current member of the Jackson-based company, Front Porch Dance.

Dunbar has taught and choreographed a variety of dance styles in public and private school settings in the Jackson area including Casey Elementary, Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy, New Stage Theatre, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Belhaven University. She is passionate about arts in public education and always looking to inspire, energize, and educate through the power of movement.