The Artistic Director
Rhonda E. Harrison

Rhonda E. Harrison was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. At the age of six, she began ballet training at the Raleigh School of Dance Arts, under the tutelage of Walter Stroud. Rhonda continued to explore other areas of dance, particularly Modern and Jazz, in the Wake County Public School System. Wanting to pursue a career in dance, she enrolled in East Carolina University, where after four years of study she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance Education. Upon graduation, Ms. Harrison was offered a full time position with the Wake County Public School System, where she worked for two years as a dance instructor.
In 1996, Rhonda became a salaried artist with the African-American Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Dr. Chuck Davis. During her two years with the ensemble, Ms. Harrison traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Russia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Throughout her career, Rhonda has had the pleasure of working and studying with a host of dancers and choreographers, including Dr. Kariamu Welsh-Asante, Clay Taliaferro, Dr. Chuck Davis, and Ronald K. Brown.

Antonia Beh
Inga Brandon-Pinnix
Myrna Munchus Bullock (1st Advisor)
Karen Hansley
Princess Mhoon
Monique Newton
Terri L. Porter
Michelle Proctor
Wesley Lee Williams, Jr.
Karen Zemek