Raven Ashlee was born in California and raised in Atlanta, Georgia where she started dancing. She has always been involved with the arts and studied various styles of dance finding that contemporary ballet was her favorite. She is currently a company member with Axam Dance Theater Experience and has been working with Dawn since 2006. She graduated high school from North Carolina School of the Arts
Sakinah Bennett is a 20 year old native of Douglasville, Georgia. Sakinah is currently in her senior year at Bard College on a full tuition scholarship from the Posse Foundation, studying Dance and Historical Studies with a concentration in Africana Studies. She is also the co-founder of a program called Sister to Sister, dedicated to mentoring young women of color through the arts. She continues
Briana E. Bunkley, M.A., is an Atlanta native who started taking dance classes at the age of 3. She began her dance training at Price Performing Arts Center before continuing her studies at Tri-Cities High School Visual and Performing Arts. After graduating, she enrolled and graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a B.F.A in Contemporary Dance. Currently she completing a three year dual M.F.A/
A native of Atlanta, Bree began her dance career at the age of 2 at her mother's dance school. She later continued her technical training at Dance Makers of Atlanta, and Tri-Cities Visual and Performing Arts Magnet High School, training under Dawn Axam, Diane Sales, Roscoe Sales, and countless others. Bree has been a member of Axam Dance Theatre Experience for five years. She is a recent graduate
Katelynn Draper is an enthusiastic dancer who has dedicated her life to dance and mentoring young dancers. Katelynn graduated Summa Cum Laude and received her BFA from New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. She has worked alongside and performed repertoire from world renowned choreographers such as Judith Jamison, Kyle Abraham, Peter London, Darshan Bhuller, Rennie Harris, and Robert Batt
Aquila Kikora Franklin’s professional career spans over 20 years of performing, choreographing and teaching. She is an Associate Professor of Theatre/Dance at the Pennsylvania State University’s School of Theatre where she teaches West African, Hip Hop Theatre, jazz, and Mojah dance. Franklin has performed, choreographed and taught in cities across the globe including Linz, Austria, Grahamstown, S
Rachel Graubart was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She began her dance training at the age of 3, mostly taking classes in jazz and contemporary dance. When she was in high school she fell in love with ballet and began training at a pre-professional ballet school while also dancing in the North Springs Charter Magnet School’s company. Rachel left high school during her junior year to train full ti
Jelani Akil Jones is a proud graduate of The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program of Tri-Cities High School. Mr. Jones is an accomplished choreographer and dancer who has had the privilege of studying dance at The Alvin Ailey School in New York, Atlanta Ballet, Total Dance Theatre under the direction of Terri Ajile Axam, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Mr. Jones drive and passion for t
TereLyn received her BFA from Howard University. She has performed nationally and internationally with companies including Garth Fagan Dance Company, Disney’s Tarzan Musical in Europe, Axam Dance Theatre Experience to name a few. She’s also performed lead role Mary in Black Nativity (Atlanta) and has made appearances on popular television networks including VH1 and Lifetime. TereLyn has performed
Jahmad Juluke is an Atlanta native; he graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance and Dance Education. Jahmad is an associate member of Axam Dance Theatre Experience. He is a former principal dancer with the Colorado Dance Collective. He has performed all over the world in countries like Austria, Czech Republic, and Germany ju
Stepan Reynolds, M.A., M.F.A., R-DMT, Choreographer, Creative Producer, Life Coach, and Therapist. Stephan is already a seasoned veteran of stage performances.
To list but some of his credits: In 1998, he was selected to perform the lead solo in Paul Taylor's Company B. In 1999, he performed the leading role in Penumbra's Black Nativity and performed with the show for three consecutive years. As w
Erin Nicole Smith grew up in Wilmington, DE, where she began dancing at the age of 8. As a child, she trained under choreographers like Faye Snow, Shawn Lamere Williams, Chauntee Andrews, and Anthony Burrell to name a few. In 2006, she graduated from the Ailey School Certificate program, in New York City, training in Ballet, Modern dance (Horton and Graham techniques), Jazz, Hip-Hop, African dance
Rashidah Richard was born in Brooklyn New York and later moved to Atlanta with her family. She performed with Dancers Warehouse, Akumba Crew, and Spelmans Dance and Drama most Saturdays growing up. While attending Tri-Cities High school she was able to work with Kenny Leon in the Wiz. She received her Associates in Dance from Florida School of the Arts and Bachelors in Dance Studies from Brenau Un
"*Performs courtesy of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company"
ANNIQUE S. ROBERTS is currently a dancer and the rehearsal director at Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company in Brooklyn, NY. She has performed and toured nationally and internationally with both Evidence and Garth Fagan Dance over her 16 year career. Annique is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and is a graduate of Tri-Cities Hig
Veronica Silk is a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator residing in Atlanta,GA. She graduated from New World School of the Arts where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude from University of Florida in April of2012. After graduating Veronica had the honor of working three seasons with Augusto Soledade Brazzdance, a Contemporary/Afro-Brazilian company based in Mia
Tiara Thomas ( Miami, FL) graduated from Bethune-Cookman University with a Bachelor’s of Art in Theatre. Tiara was the captain of the 14kart Gold Dancers and the president of Orchesis Dance Ensemble for her collegiate matriculation. She continued her training at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. She has performed in and choreographed for: Dream Girls, The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin
Galen J. Williams - Atlanta native, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Howard University in Musical Theatre. Broadway/National Tour: Motown the Musical; Television: POSE/FX Network. Currently studying Acting at the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts Masters program, expected to graduate spring of 2021.