Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.

 
 
 

Executive Team

Meet our executive team members

 
PRESIDENT / FOUNDER

PRESIDENT / FOUNDER

MARJUAN CANADY

Marjuan is an award winning artist, entrepreneur and educator. A native Washingtonian with Caribbean roots, Marjuan is the CEO and Author of the children’s media brand, “Callaloo”. Her work has been seen at The Kennedy Center, The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, The Smithsonian, The Reel Sisters Diaspora Film Festival. She is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Fordham University (B.A. Theater / African Studies) & NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (M.A. Arts Politics).

 
DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENT

Kinaya Grayson
Kinaya is a California native and former dancer. She is a certified Zumba instructor and recent graduate of Howard University.
 

OPERATIONS

OPERATIONS

TIFFANY SPEARMAN

Tiffany N. Spearman is an arts administrator and consultant originally from upstate New York. She has over ten years of dance performance, teaching artist and choreography experience, working with notable companies such as Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, Inclined Dance Project and INSPIRIT Dance Company. She is also a contributor for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global publication. She is a graduate of Boston Conservatory.

PROGRAMMING

PROGRAMMING

ERICA WADDY

Erica is a holistic wellness instructor from Maryland. She is a lover of farming, film, photography and art.

 
 

Teaching Artists

Meet our teaching artists

 

Karen Lawrence
Theatre

Darius Lyles
Cinematography

Lori Pitts
Theater

Shaba Lightfoot
Zumba

Sheldon Thwaites
Music

Nazaahah Amin
Yoga Wellness

Shermica Farquhar
Afro-Caribbean Dance

Donnie Joyner
Directing

Kaliq Crosby
Visual Arts

Marjuan Canady
Producing, Film

Faruq Bey
Playwrighting

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors

 

Dr. Carol Jagdeo M.D.
Physician

Dr. Deidra Roach-Quarles M.D.
Physician

Melodie Narain
Entrepeneur

Jeremy Watson
Engineer

Anne Lieberman
Allied Ally, Programming

Jonathan McCrory
National Black Theatre, Theatre Arts Director

Corcoran Holt
Musician

Amber Watson
Entrepreneur, DICE