In the 2001, Margareta Chughtai (formerly Eysel) moved from San Diego, CA where she was a core dancer with Culture Shock®, to start Culture Shock® in New York. In 2002, Culture Shock®, Washington, DC (CSDC) was born with Ms. Chughtai as Artistic Director and Brian Resurreccion as the Administrative Director. From here CSDC grew with the addition of many new dancers, captains, and staff members.
CSDC produced the first East Coast Dance Competition (now known as ECDC) in 2004. ECDC has been successfully drawing dance fans, from selling out a 950-seat ballroom to selling approximately 1,200 seats at The Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Recent free performances at Carter Barron Amphitheater have drawn crowds upwards of 1500 people.
The Board of Directors provides professional guidance to the Operations Board. The Board ensures that the mission is followed, that the values are upheld and helps the organization move toward achieving its vision.
The Operations Board consists of the directors responsible for day-to-day operations. They lead and provide guidance to all the dance troupes. They perform both technical and functional support.