Ebony Castaphney’ Zanuwa a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Born with a song in her heart and a creative mind and was destined to be an artist. At the age of five years old Ebony was very engaged in the creative arts. Beginning with broad way musicals and ballet. She has explored Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Step, Dance Hall, Afro Cuban, Traditional Jamaican, and west African dance from the regions of Mali, Guinea and the Congo. Ebony’s love for children drove her to her Early education and childhood development field and she is currently the Artistic director of Sankofa Village for the Arts, where she teaches West African history, song, and choreographs dance pieces to youth five to eighteen. Ebony feels it’s important that not only the youth whom participate have fun but that they learn the elements, principals and meaning behind the Traditional dances learned. Ebony is involved with The Legacy Arts program studying a variety of diaspora dances taught by many knowledgeable and skilled guest artists. Ebony is also a part of the Balafon West African dance ensemble instructed by Kadioutou Conte Forte in Guinea dances. Through her experience in the companies Ebony has learned stage presence, light acting, costuming, directing, and how to create a performance piece. Ebony is now continuously working to develop her business The Green Empress Juice Company into a creative café where space and time will be available for artist to share.
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Earlier Event: March 28Hot Wednesday | Dance, Fitness and Yoga Workout
Later Event: March 31The Saturday Institute | African Centered Arts Enrichment