Dorimell Borders and George W. Axam





Dorimell Borders Axam, niece to Rev. William Holmes Borders Sr., was an outstanding person, singer, dancer, costume designer and seamstress. She served as CFO and Customer Service Representative for Total Dance/Dancical Productions, Inc. She spent countless Saturdays at the studio cooking meals and mentoring students, family and friends. April is our time to connect with you – our treasured sponsors – as we celebrate my mother, Dorimell Borders Axam (her birthday is April 28).

George W. Axam stayed true to the couple’s belief in kindness and generosity by mentoring and providing employment, training and licensing to young barbers. He was a father figure for the Castleberry Hills community for 70 years. In 2011, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution recognized George W. Axam as the oldest known African- American barber in Atlanta.

Dorimell Borders and George W. Axam were stellar philanthropists and served the TDDP community with endless giving – which is why we are still here today. The Dorimell Borders and George W. Axam Foundation has been created to continue their legacy of service and giving in dance, cultural arts education. 

We service thousands of people from all walks of life locally, nationally and internationally in fulfilling our mission. Your support helped to make this possible.As sponsors you have been a major part of this artistic journey which reached the 40 year mark in 2023. Our mission is to train, produce and present technical and creative dancers, artists, performers and educators with a special emphasis on transformation, leadership and the celebration of African American culture while celebrating diversity.


George, Dorimell, and you, the supporters have made dreams come true and have helped to contribute to the artistic spirit in our time. I simply want to say thank you. We look forward to your continued contributions to keep the legacy alive.

Every dollar you give will be allocated for scholarships in dance, creative development, artistic productions and other events. Help us continue the legacy with your sponsorship today. Please take a few moments to send in your contribution today. You will receive recognition for your tax-deductible contribution.