Alumna Shakia Johnson Barron ‘17 was recently featured in the new documentary PS DANCE! THE NEXT GENERATION, a documentary showing what happens when students are empowered to become the teachers. Barron is a choreographer, performer, and dance educator whose work is rooted in the African Diaspora, focusing on Hip-Hop, House, and other African diasporic dance forms. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Mount Holyoke College. As a dance educator, Barron has spent four years teaching at the Bates Dance Festival and taught community classes at Jacob's Pillow. Barron is a DEL (Dance Education Laboratory) faculty member who has facilitated multiple professional Development workshops around the integration of Hip-Hip dance and history in the curriculum.
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