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Black History Month Dance Concert

Director’s Note

Welcome to the 2022 Black History Month Dance Concert! This year’s concert celebrates various art forms of the African Diaspora. You will experience works from our very own faculty and students as well as local artists, Chelsi Yvonne & Take 2, Sean Hunter, and students from The Pointe!, a black owned dance studio in Greensboro, NC. We are so excited to share this evening of music, spoken word, and dance with you. Thank you for your viewing support.
In peace,

Professor Keshia Wall 

Special Thanks

Jermaine Studwell, Kimberly Rippy, Patti Gibbons, Jennifer Guy Metcalf, Lauren Kearns, Greg Thorn, Rick Earl, Hannah Brown, Jeff Clark, Kim Shively, SGA, Michael Smith, Cultural & Special Programs, the Global Education Center, CREDE, and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL).

Production Team

DirectorKeshia Wall
Scenic DesignerCharles Johnson
Costume CoordinatorJack Smith
Sound DesignerJoe Quinde
Lighting DesignerAlicia Varcoe
Technical DirectorJP Mullican
Stage ManagerGrace Granger
Asst. Stage ManagersAyanna Bearden
Michael Leung
Alexander Schmidt
Sarina Smith
Props CoordinatorNatalie Taylor Hart
Film CrewJermaine Studwell
Global Majority Student Film CrewJordan Young
CiCi Johnson
Nina McDow
Steven Mmari
House ManagersKeri Anderson
Laura McGuire
Jack Morrill
HostsZeth Dixon
Anne Sophie Hill


Lift Every Voice & Black History Month Medley

Performed by Chelsi Yvonne & Take 2

Enthroned – Photo by Jen Guy Metcalf

Gota & Kpatsa

Choreographed by Godson Atsu Sokpor

Music: Ghana Dance Ensemble Drummers

Costume Design: Godson Atsu Sokpur

Dancers: Jasmine Powell, Lucy Ham, Parker MacIntyre, Riley Corvin, Eukela Little, Carly Glickman, Emma Briskman, Katie Bauer, Kimmy Sessions, Nicole Patenaude, Molly Elrich, Renell Taylor, Sophie Campbell


Choreographed by Jasmine Powell in collaboration with performers

Music: Forrest Matthews, Bashir Shakur, Eli Wittmann

Costume Design: Jack Smith and Performers

Costume Assistant: Sarah Parks

Jewelry: BeCute Imporium

Hair Stylist: Cassidy M. Perry

Dancers: Haley Asbury, Caroline Bernardon, Eileena Boyce, Lauren Jacobbe, Sarah Parks, Maya Simmons, Allie Strouse

Understudy: Emma Morris

As we strive to highlight the everlasting effects of self-made empowerment, I wanted to support the rise of black entrepreneurs in Burlington by featuring jewelry from BeCute Imporium owned by Nicole Enoch (Elon class of ’04). Mrs. Enoch is doing inspiring work for the  Alamance black community by providing other black entrepreneurs the ability to showcase their merchandise in her storefront property in downtown Burlington. The significance of this dance and its partnership with the community is to pay homage to downtown Burlington’s Black Bottom district, originally located on Worth Street in the 1920s. This was once a self-sustaining black-owned business district booming with empowered citizens of Alamance county before it was displaced twice during its existence. With the rise of black entrepreneurs in NC during 2021, we celebrate the honor of being guided by our black history to embody self-made empowerment.

What Does Black History Mean to You?

Choreographed by Keshia Wall in collaboration with Regina Tate

Dancers: Rachel Rorie, Rain Webb, Kennedy O’Neal, Logan Gunthrop, Dasia Amos, Chanel Turnbell


Spoken Word: Sean Hunter

Yankadi, Makru, Sorsonet, & Dundunba

Choreographed by Keshia Wall

Music: Atiba Rorie, Forrest Matthews, Bashir Shakur, Eli Whittmann

Costume Design: Jack Smith and Performers

Lighting Design: Alicia Varcoe

Dancers: Maggie Adams, Sophie David, Derick Donato, Colin Flanagan, Lila Hoffman-Byer, Erick Houck, Mia Johnson, Makayla Kanerviko, Gabriel Logan, Parker MacIntyre, Khairi Morrow, Tyler Okunski, Cassidy M. Perry, Isabella Piccirilli, Kayla Spalding, Lauren Weinberg, Jessica Werfel, Erin Woods.

Another Love Song, Big Ole Freak, Before I Let Go

Choreographed by Dom Alexis

Music: Chelsi Yvonne & Take 2

Costume Design: Jack Smith

Lighting Design: Alicia Varcoe

Dancers: Maggie Adams, Caroline Bernandon, Caroline Booth, Madison Boyer, Phoebe Crumbine, Maggie Davenport, Hannah Giessler, Lia Kelly, Katie Lorber, Isabella Mao, Parker MacIntyre, Gaby Minionis, Khairi Morrow, Cassidy M. Perry, Sarah Rothacker, Summer Severin, Madeline Trigilio, Jessica Werfel, Erin Woods

Yankadi – Photo by Jen Guy Metcalf