With 15 years of training and industry experience under her hip belt, Kendra Ray serves as a dance ambassador to the bellydance diaspora in Michigan. Known for her musicality, stage presence, and blending classic Raqs Sharqi with modern bellydan
Heather Mitchell is an African Diasporic Dance performing artist in the Kalamazoo community for over 10 years. Her work also includes Choreography at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, The Civic, and Farmers Ally Theatre.
Fabio Cosmo da Cunha, known in the capoeira world as “Mestre Lobinho” began training in 1998 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lobinho has been teaching in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area of Michigan for 4 years. Lobinho has taught kids programs from a
Yoshimi is a multidisciplinary and multicultural performance artist, choreographer, and teacher that has been serving the Metro Detroit area for 15 years. Having grown up in a family of musicians and performers, Yoshimi started dancing as soon a
“hollardave” Olajide David Elegbede
David Elegbede (popularly called “hollardave” or “dancing nurse”) was born in the 80s in the ancient city of Ibadan, located in Oyo state in Nigeria. His love for dancing erupted while growing up in the church, and he has been dancing e