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Raymond Ejiofor, MPH

Master Teaching Artist

Raymond Ejiofor holds a Masters of Public Health Policy from University of Southern California and is a recipient of the prestigious Gates Millennium Fellowship. Raymond graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Decision Science and double minor in Engineering Studies and Technology and Policy.   Some of his performance credits include Audi | Shanghai, Toshiba International Industrial, Samsung, Apple, Beijing Dance Festival, Springboard Danse Montreal, SummerStage NYC, Jazz Dance World Congress and Pittsburgh Opera.  Ejiofor has danced for artists such as Pharrell Williams, Little Boots, Gerard Way, The Acid, Moullinex, Fitz and the Tantrums and Daft Punk.

 

As a teaching artist, he has been a faculty member/master class instructor of number of studios and universities in Los Angeles and the Greater Pittsburgh region such as University of Southern California, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Laura Lynn's School of Dance, Hill Dance Academy Theater (HDAT), Camino Nuevo Charter Schools, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Morgantown Dance, Abby Lee Dance Company, Candy Apples Dance Studio and the Sweat Spot. Raymond teaches at the following elementary schools in Los Angeles for Pony Box:  Jenny Oropeza, Center for Advanced Learning, New Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Sumire (Sue) Ishige

Rehearsal Director for PBDT

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Zaki A'Jani Marshall

Company Member

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Charlotte K. Smith

LA-based teacher

Charlotte Katherine Smith is a Los Angeles based choreographer, dance artist, award winning filmmaker, and educator. Director and Resident Choreographer of Charlotte Katherine and Co., her choreography showcases internationally on stages and film festivals including Seoul International Dance Festival in TANK (Seoul, South Korea), The Ford Amphitheater (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Dance Festival, Seattle, San Diego, New York, and more. Her accomplishments include commissions, international collaborations, and awards, including Luckman Director’s Pick of the Festival at LA Dance Festival 2020.  Charlotte has experience teaching all levels and ages of students, including college, high school, elementary and preschool, as well as studios.

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