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Community Artist, Activist, & Teacher
Assata Madison is a professional tap dancer from Los Angeles, CA. In her youth, she trained with Paul and Arlene Kennedy at Universal Dance Designs. As a UCLA undergrad, she studied under Lynn Dally, Artistic Director for Jazz Tap Ensemble. She also studied at Jacob's Pillow Tap Program in 2010 and 2012.
She is a part of the DC Tap Festival family as Faculty member and member of the Festival Management Team. She enjoys teaching in her hometown Los Angeles at Lula Washington Dance Theatre, everybody dance!, Creative Learning Academy, and Youth Dance LA. She performs as members of Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies and Dessy & Rickey's Parlor Social. She also performs as a solo artist locally and internationally. Assata's passion is to inspire others through dance to express their gifts and discover their passion and purpose.
Along with being a tap dancer, Assata is a community builder in Los Angeles as a member of Wisdom From The Field providing services to under-resourced communities of color.
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