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Heather Benson

Dance of the African Diaspora Projects Manager
One Dance UK
Heather Benson (USA) is a former company member of Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, Urban Bush Women and Philadanco! Now residing in London, Heather teaches Horton Technique for Artistry Youth Dance, the WAC Arts Diploma Programme, and University of Roehampton. In addition to her performance and teaching experience, she supports individuals and organisations as a programme/events manager, strategic consultant and mentor. Currently, Heather works freelance as a Project Manager for One Dance UK, Artistry Youth Dance and Kauma Arts.

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Mercy Nabirye FRSA

Head of Dance of the African Diaspora
One Dance UK

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Hakeem Onibudo

CEO, Founder & Artistic Director
Impact Dance

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Amanda Spann

Innovation Marketer and Manager
Amanda Spann is an execution strategist, app entrepreneur and business podcaster. Sitting at the intersection of product and promotion, she helps brands take their ideas from concept to creation and then build a buzz around them. Amanda was previously was a co-founder of tiphub, an accelerator and innovation community for entrepreneurs in Africa and the African Diaspora. The Florida State and Georgetown grad has been honored as one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women In Tech Under 30.

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Thomas F. DeFrantz PhD

Director
SLIPPAGE: Performance, Culture, Technology
Internationally renowned speaker Dr Thomas F. DeFrantz will be joining us for this years Re:generations conference. Not only has he received the 2017 Outstanding Research in Dance award from the Dance Studies Association, he is Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, and director of SLIPPAGE: Performance, Culture, Technology, a research group that explores emerging technology in live performance applications. His talk will aim to inspire thinking about how to incorporate digital technology into dancers practice.

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Peter Badejo OBE

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2Faced Dance

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Artistry Youth Dance

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Axam Dance Theatre Experience

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Ballet Creole

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Danse Nyata Nyata

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Imani Jendai

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Imani Jendai, teacher and performer , has focused on dance culture for more than 20 years. 
Imani’s work explores ‘tap-phonics’, percussion; mixing current sounds with hip-hop, afro-beat and jazz. Exploring it’s complex potential and using it as non-verbal communication.

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Impact Youth

Impact Dance

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Jim Parris

Guitarist
Jim Parris's career includes touring the world with band Carmel in the 80s, achieving international success. Jim played with African live art ensemble Nzi Dada. In 2004 composed the score for poet Lemn Sissay’s one man biographical drama Something Dark. Jim is currently doing PhD research into traditional African art.

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Juel D. Lane

Juel D. Lane is one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” and currently dances with Bessie Award winning Camille A. Brown & Dancers. Lane’s dance on film,”The Maestro” was featured on AfroPunk.com and recently won Best Music Video for The Bronze Lens Film Festival.

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Movement Angol

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Munir Zakee

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Nafisah Baba

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Project X

Project X are a non-profit collectively run artist organisation. We platform dance and performance within the African Caribbean Diaspora in Scotland, through artist opportunities, workshops, productions, conversations and more. 

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A Kikora Franklin

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Casimiro Nhussi

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Dawn Axam

Axam Dance Theatre Experience

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Francis Angol

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Ithalia Forel

Movema
Movema was founded in Liverpool in 2009 by Penny Caffrey, Ithalia Forel, Maria Malone and Pei Tong. Each member was on their own journey through dance, culture and identity, when they realised that by bringing all of their collective skills and experience together, they could create something unique.

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Maria Malone

Movema
Movema was founded in Liverpool in 2009 by Penny Caffrey, Ithalia Forel, Maria Malone and Pei Tong. Each member was on their own journey through dance, culture and identity, when they realised that by bringing all of their collective skills and experience together, they could create something unique.

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Pei Tong

Movema
Movema was founded in Liverpool in 2009 by Penny Caffrey, Ithalia Forel, Maria Malone and Pei Tong. Each member was on their own journey through dance, culture and identity, when they realised that by bringing all of their collective skills and experience together, they could create something unique.

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Robert Solomon

Artistic Director
Jazz-Dance-Theatre
Solomon is an international choreographer, dancer, stage designer and dance teacher.

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Thomas Presto

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Zab Maboungou

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Antoine Marc

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Bawren Tavaziva

Artistic Director
Tavaziva Dance
Bawren Tavaziva grew up in Zimbabwe. He danced with Tumbuka, then came to England to join Phoenix and Union Dance and in 2004 he presented his own choreography and music as a finalist at The Place Prize. Bawren then formed his own company and became Artistic Director of Tavaziva

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Denzil Barnes

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Gerrard Martin

Gerrard Martin Dance
Gerrard Martin trained at De Montfort University and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, movement director and yoga teacher.

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James Williams

The Motion Dance Collective

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Kendra Horsburgh

Birdgang Ltd
Kendra Horsburgh is a trailblazing female creative leader and movement architect. She is co-founder of BirdGang Ltd, a leading Hip-Hop theatre dance company and has worked around the world since 2005. Kendra is fluent in many genres of movement and narrative, catering for Theatre, Stage and Film.

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Omari Carter

The Motion Dance Collective

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S. Ama Wray PhD

Wray is a dance artist-scholar, leading with dance to engage with music, theatre, academia, and technology, and after 30 years uncovered “Embodiology”, shaping the foundations to the practice and study of improvisation through contemporary African and the diasporic performance. She is also the custodian of Jane Dudley’s solo, Harmonica Breakdown (1938). As founder of JazzXchange collaborators have included: Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Gary Crosby, OBE, Zoe Rahman, Julian Joseph, OBE, and Derek Bermel. Her work continues across three continents. She is an Associate Professor of dance University of California, Irvine.

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Yu Tamara

Freelance Dance Theatre Practitioner
Yu is a performing artist working across multi-disciplinary theatre and dance. Her unique style draws upon folk and contemporary practices, exploring social issues and questions raised around the impact on people’s lives and in their societies.

www.yu-tamura.com

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Adesola Akinleye PhD

Senior Lecturer
Middlesex University
Dr. Adesola Akinleye is a choreographer, dancer - artist-scholar. She is a Theatrum Mundi Fellow and a Senior Lecture at Middlesex University.

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Alexandru Stan

Innovation Manager
IN2 Digital Innovations GmbH
Background in Computer Science. Managing the research and innovation activities of IN2. Recent collaborative projects includes https://culturemoves.eu

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Aminah Namakula

Dance choreographer, teacher/instructor, adjudicator of experience in Dance Art Works with Ndere Dance Troupe(1986-Date), Brooklyn Academy of Music-New York and others. 

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Ann Williams

Founder
Dallas Black Dance Theater

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Baff Akoto

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Beatrice Ayi PhD

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Beverley Glean MBE

Artistic Director & CEO
IRIE! dance theatre

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Caroline Miller OBE

Chief Executive
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Chief Executive, Birmingham Royal Ballet. Caroline was Executive Director of Orlando Ballet in America and Director of Dance UK. She helped establish the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science and was instrumental in creating One Dance UK. She is Vice Chair of Studio Wayne McGregor.

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Dele Meiji Fatunla

Dele Meiji is a British Nigerian writer, communications consultant and researcher.

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Denise Saunders Thompson

President and CEO
International Association of Blacks in Dance

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Dickson Mbi

Artist
Dickson, studied at Lewisham College and London Contemporary Dance School. A world-renowned dancer in the Hip Hop and european contemporary dance community for his popping skills and for working with award winning companies like Russell Maliphant Company and Boy Blue Entertainment. He was nominated for ‘Best Achievement in Dance’ at the UK Theatre Award, ‘Emerging Artist’, ‘Outstanding Male Performer (Modern)’ at the National Dance Awards Critic Circle in 2017 & 2018 and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards for the ‘Times Breakthrough Artist’ 2018.

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Eckhard Thiemann

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Erin Sanchez

Manager of Dancers’ Health, Wellbeing and Performance
One Dance UK
Erin is the One Dance UK expert on dancers’ health, wellbeing and HDP talks and conferences. Alongside knowledgeable, experienced colleagues in the Healthier Dancer Programme, Dance Medicine and Science Expert Panel, and the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science, Erin works to ensure dancers’ health education and resources are evidence and best practice-based and led by the needs of the sector. She is incredibly proud of our Healthier Dancer Talks, which have reached over 11,000 people to date.

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'Funmi Adewole PhD

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Gesel Mason

Associate Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Gesel Mason is a choreographer, performer, educator, and arts facilitator. She is Artistic Director for Gesel Mason Performance Projects and Associate Professor at University of Texas at Austin. Mason has worked with Liz Lerman, Ralph Lemon, Rennie Harris, Donald McKayle, Bebe Miller, and others.

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Ghislaine Boddington

Creative Director
body>data>space
Ghislaine is a curator/director specialising in the future human, body responsive technologies and immersive experiences. She is Creative Director of body>data>space, presents for BBC World Service Digital Planet and was awarded 2017 International IX Immersion Experience Visionary Pioneer Award.

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Gonzalo Preciado-Azanza

Latvian National Ballet
Gonzalo Preciado-Azanza: International Dancer, Choreographer, Researcher & Author. Gonzalo is a member of The Latvian National Ballet in Riga since 2015.

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H Patten PhD

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Harmony Bench

Dunham's Data
Dunham’s Data: Katherine Dunham and Digital Methods for Dance Historical Inquiry is a three-year AHRC-funded project, led by Kate Elswit (PI) and Harmony Bench (CI), with Takiyah Nur Amin (Dance History Postdoctoral Fellow) and Antonio Jimenez Mavillard (Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow).

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Jaz-FairyJ formerly known as Jasmyn Fyffe

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Jeanefer Jean-Charles

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Jenny Campbell B. Rust

Tap Dance UK
Ms. Campbell B. Rust trained as a performer at the Doreen Bird Conservatoire for Dance and Theatre Performance, earning a BA degree. She worked as a dancer, singer, and immersive artist before launching Tap Dance UK in 2018 to provide support for the tap dance community.

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