Posts tagged dance
I'm in Voyage LA!

Oh hey that’s me! Much love to Sid and the team at Voyage LA for featuring me as one of Los Angeles’s inspiring stories. It was quite fun to reflect back on the beginning of my career to see what I’ve learned and how far I’ve come. The growth and lessons are ongoing and I’m grateful to be recognized in my new home. Check out the link to learn more about my journey as a multi-hyphenate writer, dancer, publicist and boss lady!

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The Modern Dance Community Thrives on Crenshaw

Lula Washington Dance Theatre is a family affair. The company and school was founded by Lula Washington and her husband Erwin, and is co-managed by their daughter Tamica; all of whom grew up in South Los Angeles. Their mission is twofold: to build a world-class contemporary modern dance company that travels worldwide with work that reflects African-American history and culture, and to create a school in the inner city where young people can learn the art of dance. The Washingtons use dance to “motivate, educate, inspire, challenge and enrich young people so they can become successful and productive citizens” because they know firsthand the transformative power of this art form.

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Bawdy Politic: The Best Burlesque in New York City

While most people think of Dita Von Teese or that lackluster Christina Aguilera movie when they hear the word “burlesque,” women of color have a rich history and presence in the art form. Since the late 19th century, women of color in the United States have been creating burlesque variety shows that offer satirical commentary on American racism and gender roles. (The word “burlesque” comes from the Italian word burla, which means “joke.”) 

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