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Shola K. Roberts | Credits
@TheSholabareExperience

Performance & Choreographic Work (Artists)

  • Machel Montano

  • Mr. Killa

  • Preedy

  • Ramajay Mas band

  • Dash

Performance & Choreographic Work

(Dance and Production Companies)

  • Voices of Congo Square

  • Kowteff West African Dance Company

  • Oyu Oro

  • Evidence

  • Purelements

  • Dance Caribbean Collective 

  • WIADCA’s Youth Performing Arts Company

  • Conception Dance Theater

  • “Chit Chat with Lexan Fletcher”

  • “Good Morning Grenada”

Education/Acomplisments

  • BFA in Dance and Caribbean Studies

  • Ed.D. Dance Education Program at Teachers College 

  • PhD in Dance Education at Columbia University (in progress)

  • 2017 Lincoln Center Scholar

  • 2016 Barnes and Nobles Favorite Teacher  Award

  • The Caribbean Life Paper's “pillar and shero for the community.”

  • WNYC  feature

  • The Caribbean Times and Caribbean Life feature

  • 2014 Caribbean Life’s  40 under 40 Caribbean Americans

Entrepreneurship 

  • Instagram

Bio

Shola K. Roberts is an international performer, dancer, dance educator, choreographer and fitness instructor based in Brooklyn, New York. A proud Grenadian American, her passion and love for the art form along with the deep cultural practices from the island of Grenada and St. Marteen have given her the tools to present a wide range of dance styles with contemporary, traditional West African, and urban techniques.  

 

Shola attended Howard University and earned her BFA in Dance and Caribbean Studies. She was part of the last graduating class that studied under the tutelage of the distinguished Dr. Sherrill Berryman Johnson. It was her tenure at Howard University that reinforced the significance of cultural traditions and community, a major theme for her acclaimed teaching practices today.

 

Shola has appeared on several tv and radio shows as a decorated artist and community developer and received several awards for her work in the arts and education fields including but not limited to the 2016 Barnes and Nobles Favorite Teacher Award and the 2014 Caribbean Life’s 40 under 40 Caribbean Americans. She has performed with and choreographed for artists the likes of Machel Montano, Mr. Killa, and Preedy. Shola is the founder of Dance Grenada, a Grenada-based dance festival which connects up and coming Grenadian dance artisans to performers and choreographers around the world.

 

Shola is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Columbia University and serves as Dance Educator and Arts Liaison for MS 354- School of Integrated Learning in Brooklyn, NY. Her research interests include the need for facilitation of traditional practices and authentic representation in the arts for the sake of physical, mental, and emotional development. Ms. Roberts is a true artistic representation of the Caribbean human experience.

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