2011

“Life is a Blazing Wonder”; 7:35, ensemble,

“Beauty”; 3:45, solo, music by: Nina Simone; Premiered at Boyd Vance Theater, Austin, TX

“Come Ye”; 3:42, solo, music by: Nina Simone

“I Hold No Grudge”; 2:24, solo, music by: Nina Simone

“See Line Woman”; 2:41, solo, music by: Nina Simone

“Backlash Blues”; 2:34, solo, music by: Nina Simone

“Four Women”; 4:55, quartet, music by: Nina Simone

2010

“At Play”; 5:32, ensemble, music by: Bobby McFerrin; Premiered at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin, TX

“Circles”; 7:48, quartet, music by: Bobby McFerrin; Premiered at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin, TX

“Reset”; 4:48, solo, music by: Moby; Premiered at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin, TX

“Nina Remixed”; 18:31, ensemble, music by: Nina Simone; Premiered at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin, TX

2009

“Captured”; 2:15, ensemble, music by: Guem; Premiered at Texas School of the Deaf Theater, Austin, TX

“Second Chances”; 5:54; ensemble, music by: Donnie McClurkin; Premiered at Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, Austin, TX

“In/Out”; 5:00; ensemble, music by: Booka Shade; Premiered at George Washington Carver Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin, TX

“Through the Silence”, 3:50; solo, music by: Booka Shade; Premiered at George Washington Carver Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin, TX

“Thoughts of You”, 4:21, trio, music by: Ahn Trio; Premiered at George Washington Carver Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin, TX

2008

“Intertwine”; 3:20, trio, music by: Lalo Schifrin Orchestra and Sextet; Premiered by Ballet Austin Ventures Studio Theater, Austin, TX

“Constant Motion”; 2:48, trio, music by: Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers; Premiered by Ballet Austin Ventures Studio Theater, Austin, TX

 

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

2013

  • Riders Against The Storm CD Release – Stubs
  • Dancing Toward  A Legacy – Carver
  • Love Letters : A Urban Ballet – Carver

 

2012

  • Afrique Of Nature- Long Center
  • Dancing Toward A Legacy – Carver

 

2011

  • Reflections – Long Center
  • Love & Harmony, The Mo Joe Room, Austin, TX
  • Isley Brothers Tribute, Moe Moe’s, Austin, TX
  • AKA Annual Black Caucus, Austin, TX
  • Wild is The Wind King-Seabrook Chapel, Houston –Tillotson University, Austin, TX
  • “An Evening with Ballet Afrique”, George Washington Carver Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin, TX

 

2010

  • Ballet Afrique Contemporary Dance, “MOVE!” Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin, TX

 

2009

  • Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, “Sembrando Herencia Pa’ Mi Gente”, Texas School of the Deaf, Austin, TX
  • Jazz Ballet Company of Austin, “Connect the Dots”, George Washington Carver Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin, TX
  • Dance Umbrella’s Ten Minutes Max, George Washington Carver Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin, TX
  • Spank Dance’s Big Range Austin Dance Festival, Ballet Austin Ventures Studio Theater, Austin, TX
  • Texas Empowerment Academy’s Blackout, George Washington Carver Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin, TX

 

2008

  • ProArts Collective’s Black Arts Movement Festival, Ballet Austin Ventures Studio, Austin, TX

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE

2013

  • AFRICAN AMERICAN FIREFIGHTER ASSOCIATION
  • GREAT MOUNT ZION

2012

  • DeWitty Overton Freedom Fund Banquet

2011

  • Beta Psi Omega Chapter of Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Founder’s Day Luncheon 103rd Anniversary
  • University of Texas Residence of Life Program Diversity Cultural Awareness Dinner, Jester Hall, Austin, TX

2010

  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Omni Hotel, Austin, TX
  • KAZI Black History Month Celebration, George Washington Carver Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin, TX

2009

  • Dell’s Children Hospital Holiday Celebration, Dell’s Children Hospital, Austin, TX
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Man of the Year Award, Doubletree Hotel, Austin, TX
  • Mount Olivet Baptist Church Women’s Ministry Program, Doubletree Hotel, Austin, TX
  • Saint James Missionary Baptist Church’s Liturgical Movement Workshop, Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, Austin, TX

 

EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCES

2010

  • Ballet Afrique’s Black History Month Celebration for Schools, George Washington Carver Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin, TX

 

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

2013

  • Day of Dance –

2010

  • University of Texas Elementary School’s Education in Movement Workshop, Austin, TX

 

EDUCATIONAL LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS

2009

  • Pearce Middle School’s Lecture Demonstration, Pearce Middle School, Austin, TX

 

PUBLICATION (BOOKS)

2013

  • BROWN GIRLS DO BALLET

 

PUBLICATIONS (PAPER)

2014

  • Cover Austin Women Magazine

2013

  • DANCE TEACHER MAGAZINE
  • AUSTIN WOMEN MAGAZINE-

2012

  • Oprah Winfrey Magazine ‘Local Hero’

2010

  • “Glossy Magazine”
  • “We Rise: A Celebration of Black History Month”, The Daily Texan
  • “A Move toward Exclusivity”, The Austin American-Statesman

2009

  • Featured Artistic Group: Ballet Afrique-“Building Understanding, Inspiration, and Appreciation for Dance”, Ujima Magazine
  • “Fourth Annual Ultimate Book and Dance Affair”, The Austin Chronicle

 

Panels

2013

  • I AM HERE AND I AM REAL DANCING BLACKNESS NAGOTIATING BLACK SUBECTIVTY – University Of Texas
  • The Arts of the Start: Starting and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise in the Creative Arts – Long Center for the Capital City African American Chamber

 

Interviews

2013

  • Ballet Afrique seeks a permanent home  KXAN
  • Austin Founder Of Ballet Afrique -KVUE

 

PUBLICATIONS (INTERNET)

2012

  • Smart Girls At The Party

2010

  • “Review: Ballet Afrique”, austin360.com

2009

  • “Ballet Afrique Sends Cultural Current through the Masses”, blackpowermedia.com

2013

  • Ballet Afrique, campaign to build a permanent home | Indiegogo

 

COMMERCIALS

2013

  • MACCO
  • CHOBANI YOGURT

 

FILM AND MUSIC VIDEOS 

2014

  • Feature Film “The Retrieval ”

2011

  • World Premier Video (RAS) Riders Against the Storm, “Is It?”
  • Ujima TV, Interview

 

CHOREOGRAPHERS & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

2014

  • Pedro Rosa
  • Moustapha Bangoura

2013

  • Alegria Silva
  • Brazilian Arts Foundation
  • Keith Clark
  • Rebecca Fowler
  • Carly Crisco
  • Melissa’s Villareal

2012

  • DONALD BYRD – SPECTRUM DANCE THEATRE

2011

  • Dudley Williams
  • Chuck Davis
  • Mel Tomlinson
  • Bruce Wood
  • Keith Clark
  • Dianne Maroney – Grigsby
  • Jamal Story
  • Toni Bravo

2010

  • Milton Myers
  • Mel Tomlinson
  • Chuck Davis
  • Regina Larkin
  • Keith Clark