Ke’Aira Roberson, founder of Krushal Kiddz Dance Company (KKDC)
Local choreographer, Ke’Aira Roberson is inducted into professional organization for industry trailblazers
Ke’Aira Roberson, founder of Krushal Kiddz Dance Company (KKDC) recently was inducted into Breaking Glass Project (BGP), a non-profit organization for young, emerging female choreographers. She has worked with well-known and established artists such as Debbie Allen, Arlene Kennedy, Fatima Robinson and taught at the Lula Washington Dance Theater. As a member of BGP, Roberson will join the company of other female choreographers from California and New York.
“It’s basically all the emerging [female] choreographers, up-and-coming, getting to introduce themselves and their work to some of the top choreographers in the industry,” said Roberson.
BGP was founded in 2013 as a way to provide a platform for young emerging female choreographers between the ages of 18-30 of all dance genres. The project was designed on the concept of nurturing, supporting and cultivating future generations of female artists. Giving them more of an opportunity to have influence and success within the dance world.
“I was selected out of 120 applicants,” said Roberson. “We’re going to have a round table meeting and basically sit with choreographers already in the industry. [There is] a showcase that we have in August and we get to display our work for 15 minutes.”
Roberson said some of the applicants were selected after seeing material from media such as Youtube. She is delighted and honored that BGP has asked her to be a part of their organization. "I am overly appreciative for this opportunity,” stated Roberson. “ I’ve worked so hard, trained and gained so much experience for this for over nine years and it seems to be finally paying off.”
According to BGP’s website, selected choreographers receive:
*Performance opportunity for presentation of your work or company in the Breaking Glass Project showing at NYC or LA venue all production and marketing covered
*Full-year mentoring with top female choreographers working in the industry from different genres
*Counseling by leading arts administrators on business, marketing and branding. A 4-6 month business plan creation for your company or 4-6 coaching sessions as an independent choreographer
*Opportunity to be presented for a full evening length work in 2015.
Roberson started her dance company KKDC in November of 2012 but officially started in 2013. Originally located at 1301 West Manchester Avenue, KKDC has relocated to Darby Park, 3400 W. Arbor Vitae in Inglewood, CA 90305. KKDC offers a dance curriculum of Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop and Ballet to youth in the community. KKDC recently started a Gospel Hip Hop Class for adults on Saturday, July 19.
For more information on the Breaking Glass Project, you can visit http://www.breakingglassproject.org/ and you can visit them on Facebook.
You can also find and follow Krushal Kiddz Dance Company on Facebook. You may also call at (323) 779-6805 ext.2