Growing up in Baltimore City during the late 1980s was a challenge. After school activities and youth art programs were an outlet for many children and families. I did not go looking for the arts; the arts found me in my community and embraced me.
Through participating in the Cultural Arts Program, I experienced opportunities that I never thought were possible. I learned to think outside of my circumstances and to broaden my horizons. I was very fortunate to receive quality dance training through free and low-cost workshops and classes. It has been an honor to give back to the community that offered me a better quality of life.
Every child deserves this opportunity.
Exhibit Curator, 2016-2020