I am the intersection of music, movement and imagination, translating and synthesizing global music through the use of percussive dance. My mission is to create high quality productions that address the social and political climates that have historically affected people of color, challenge the ideas of racism and classism, and develop arts integrated programming for K-12 students; all while preserving the history and movement of percussive dance. I use my art as a medium for transparent conversations between people from different backgrounds. These conversations include the topic of: generational trauma caused by slavery, the black codes of 1724, the Civil Rights movement, lack of resources in black communities, the drug epidemic, police brutality, and the ongoing struggle for equality. I hope these conversations/my work initiates healing, increases awareness and inspires personal growth for those, like myself, who experience these realities. My art educates, motivates, and pushes for positive change as I strive to be a real-life example to young people. I desire to shift the current perspective of at risk youth to one of endless possibilities because I understand that this may not be fostered in their current environment. My work is more than “rubrics” used for grading and assessing , it’s an investment in the development of our young people, re establishment our communities, rebuilding of our cultural identity and the preservation of percussive dance forms.
Perfromance credits include The Washington Ballet, STEP Afrika!, STOMP, Cirque Du Soliel, Broadway's After Midnight on NCL and SOLE Defined.
Awards: DanceMetro DC Award: Outstanding Solo Performance
2017 MSAC Individual Artist Award