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MEET OUR FACULTY

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CAMILLE WEANQUOI

Camille Weanquoi is a freelance dancer, teacher, choreographer, and mentor from Bronx, NY. She holds an MFA in Choreography from Wilson College, a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Winston Salem State University. Camille’s commitment to community and the growth and preservation of dance in our world has expanded her artistry and community offerings. With that, she is the owner and visionary director of Camille W. Dance. Her dance education and cultural consulting company provides arts and culture integration strategies to arts educators of all levels and quality dance training for private studios and community programs, as well as assists local and national theaters with curating culturally diverse arts programming. Camille W. Dance also manages a professional pick-up performance company, Akani Collective. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Baltimore Black Dance Collective and co-founder and co-director of Baltimore Black Choreographers Festival. She is also training as a Dunham Technique Teacher Certification candidate. With her background in and love for West African and Contemporary African dance forms, she currently creates, performs, and teaches African diasporic dances and other dance styles throughout the Baltimore/D.C. area and beyond.

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Marcus Isaiah

Marcus Isaiah, a Washington DC native, he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography from VCU in Richmond, Virginia. Former Company Member of Capitol Movement, Inc. He’s performed extensively at venues across the U.S. and abroad. Isaiah has performed works by choreographers such as Kim Bears-Bailey, Christian von Howard, Nathan Trice, and Ray Mercer. He’s performed in several productions — The Wiz, East African/Oman Smithsonian Project, Children of Eden, and Chicago. Isaiah is the Director of Dance at The Conway Academy, Creative and Company Director of The Collectif Project, and a lead fitness instructor at 305 Fitness + Vida Fitness. Isaiah continues to dedicate himself to asserting the prominence of the arts in our culture as the CEO of All Hail The Creatives.

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Ashanté Green

A native of Ft. Washington, Maryland, Ashanté Green studied dance at the Dance Institute of Washington (DIW) where she trained in many styles of dance beginning at the age of seven. She simultaneously danced in the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Pre-Professional Residency program at the Kennedy Center for 11 years, working closely with the company’s then Artistic Director, Arthur Mitchell. Additionally, Ashanté studied under Debbie Allen, performing in her play, Pepito’s Story, in 2002. Ashanté attended high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts, and in May 2014 received a BFA degree in dance from Shenandoah University where she was featured as a soloist in many works and was the recipient of the Outstanding Performance in Dance Award and the Elizabeth Weil Bergmann Choreography Award. Ashanté continued her education at Shenandoah University and received a Master of Science degree in Performance Arts Leadership and Management in the spring of 2015. After graduating, Ashanté returned to The Dance Institute of Washington to work under the late Fabian Barnes. She currently serves as the Creative Director and is also one of the lead choreographers, training students in Ballet, Modern, and Afrocentric movement. In December 2020, Ashanté was featured in a short dance film sponsored by the Washington Performing Arts and Mars Arts DC. Ashanté has also been featured in Dance Teacher Magazine twice. Her choreography placed third in the Ensemble Category at YAGP's 2017 Regional Semi-Finals and the Senior Men’s Contemporary Division in 2018. Ashanté's choreography was also selected to be performed at the International Association of Blacks in Dance 31st Annual Conference and Festival in 2019. In February 2021, Ashanté created and directed "Our Spiritual Journey", a full-length dance production, for DIW that took viewers on a journey through Black diasporic history, culture, and ancestry.

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RONNIQUE ANTOINETTE

Ronnique Antoinette , Choreographer, Dancer, Creative Director & Dance Educator is a native of Washington, D.C. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received her Bachelor’s Fine Arts in Dance & Choreography. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Ronnique has had the opportunity to perform in works by Daniel Gwirtzman, Judith Steel, Scott Putman, Roger Lee Dance Company, LLC, Maverick Lemon Dance Project, Kyoko Ruch, Snoop Dogg, BREathe Dance Project & Step Afrika! In 2010, Ronnique was featured in a reconstruction of the seminal work ‘Shelter’ by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Founder of The Urban Bush Woman Dance Company which aired in a documentary on PBS station. She has choreographed as well as co-choreographed for various dance companies, dance productions,  competitions, dance films, showcases, pageants, & arts education programs/workshops for local elementary/middle & high schools.  Ronnique is Founder/Artistic Director of The Ramdance Movement dance collective. Her choreographed works has been premiered at The International Association of Blacks in Dance, Intersections Festival, Barnstorm Dance Festival (Houston, TX) & The Kennedy Center (Millennium stage). She is currently serving as a professional Creative director, Dance Educator, Dancer & Choreographer in DC/MD area.

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