The Kennedy Center

Taesia Marie Edmonds


Since Taesia was an infant, she has shown a great interest in dance. Once she could stand on her own, she proved to be a dancer indeed. After seeing this, her parents got her involved in dance classes and groups. At the age of three, Taesia began to grace the stage with her presence through modeling, dance and drama. She trained with the prestigious Washington Ballet for four years and had the opportunity to perform in many productions including the Nutcracker at the Warner Theater. She was a member of the Divine Dance Institute in Capital Height, MD. Taesia is currently a senior at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and her involvement in the arts has taught her balance and how to handle both school and extracurricular activity. The following is a list of stages, venues and platforms she has performed on: The Hawaii Theatre, THEARC Theatre, The Cramton Auditorium at Howard University, The Duke Ellington Theatre, The Bowie Performing Arts Center, The Publik Playhouse Theatre, The Warner Theater, The Kennedy Center and more. In June 2019, she will pursue her Bachelors in Fine Arts with a major in Dance Theater at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Los Angeles, CA.

Watch Past Performances

Video 3/16/2019: Youth Arts EXPLOSION … Moving Full STEAM Ahead!

The Reston Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Washington, DC Chapter of The Society Incorporated, co-sponsors a bi-annual “Youth Arts Showcase Explosion … Moving Full STEAM Ahead” event, in collaboration with the Community Initiatives Education Division of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This year, six exceptionally talented African American High School seniors, from the DMV area, will showcase their talents on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium stage. Each competing student will be awarded a scholarship for advancing their education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). Also, separate workshops will be held with parents of the students, and with the students to provide guidance on, “Having a Successful College Experience”, and, “Paving the Way to a Successful Performing Career.

March 16 - Taesia Edmonds