Chasta Hamilton

Meet Girls Geared For Greatness Founder, Chasta Hamilton!

A dancer since the age of 2 and a business owner since the age of 22, Chasta believes the performing arts can change the world and is manifesting that standard as the Owner/Artistic Director Stage Door Dance Productions in Raleigh, NC.

Girls Geared For Greatness is a non-profit extension of that vision as we support, train, and encourage strong, successful, disciplined, and talented female leaders through our engaging, timely, and relevant programming.

With a variety of experiences under her belt, Chasta is perfectly poised to gauge the pulse of programming needs.

Some accomplishments include:

  • Park Scholarship Recipient at North Carolina State University (Class of 2007)
  • Featured in the She Changed The World: Women Breaking Barriers Project for the North Carolina Oral History Records (2019)
  • Goodman Award Recipient for Regional Leadership Excellence in the Area of the Arts (2012)
  • Triangle Business Journal's 40 Under 40 (2014)
  • Triangle Business Journal's Future Star Recognition at Women In Business Awards (2016)
  • Founder/ Editor of The Dance Exec, an online resource center and seminar series for dance educators. TutuTix acquired the site in 2016.
  • Featured in KNOW Tribe Raleigh (2018 and 2019)
  • Author of Trash The Trophies: How to Win Without Losing Your Soul (2020)
  • Titled a "Disruptor" in the Dance Studio Industry for her innovative, game changing business model. (2020)
  • TEDx Speaker: You Weren't Built to Break (2021)

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