The Kennedy Center

Antoine Hunter


Antoine Hunter is an international African American deaf choreographer, dancer, instructor, actor, mentor, model, poet, producer, and advocate. Hunter, who is from Oakland, California is known as an urban dance warrior for his will to never give up his goals or dreams. He began dancing with Dawn James at Skyline High School, studied West African Dance with Master C.K. and Betty Ladzekpo, as well as studied at the Paul Taylor Summer Intensives in 2003 and 2004. He has performed with Savage Jazz Dance Company since 2001 with Artistic Director Reginald Ray Savage as a dance artist, performer, and jazz instructor. He has also performed with Kim Epifano's Trolley and Dance Company, Nuba Dance Theater, The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Alayo Dance Company, Robert Moses' Kin Dance Company, Amara T. Smith, and other companies around the world.
Hunter is currently Artistic Director of Urban Jazz Dance Company. He teaches many styles of dance but especially loves to teach urban jazz which he believes is a dance style that has no limit to expressing and challenge you to grow. Hunter is also founder of Bay Area Deaf International Dance Festival and President of the Black Deaf Advocate, where he feel it is his responsibility to make sure deaf and hearing impaired people learn to express themselves in the name of dance. Hunter proves that those with a hearing disability or any disability can reach for their dreams.

As of July 2015
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