Demond Carter is the owner and Executive Director of Charlotte Purple Steppers in Charlotte, NC. A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, as a young man Demond attending the Cleveland School of the Arts in Cleveland, OH, where he studied dance, theatre and music, and in 2004 founded the Charlotte Purple Steppers. In his effort to provide a social outlet while teaching the social form of ballroom dancing, he continues to receive positive feedback from his students and the community to “increase the exposure” to this form of dance. He is the visionary and creative director for “Purple”, as well as the head dance instructor. Demond and his wife Jawana are responsible for putting Detroit Ballroom “on the map” in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding North and South Carolina communities.