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Senior Sunday Brunch: Capstone and Send-off Celebration for Dance Majors

Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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Spelman Dance Majors Host Virtual Sunday Brunch

The Spelman College Department of Dance, Performance & Choreography will host a Senior Sunday Brunch on Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. The virtual senior capstone and send-off celebration features creative work by dance majors Imani Watts and Veronica Ramsey, members of the graduating class of 2020. 

Watts will present, "Thy Name We Praise...A Collective Journey."

Ramsey conceptualized the work for the premiere of "Uncle" which includes choreography by T. Lang,  associate professor and founding department chair of dance performance and choreography at Spelman.

Imani Watts, C'2020

Imani Watts Imani Watts began her professional dancing career at the age of 13, and was professionally trained at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, California. She studied over 10 styles of dance which included: ballet, modern, modern variations, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip hop, Latin fusion, African, Dunham, and Graham technique.

Over the years, she has performed with a number of celebrities including Debbie Allen, Chaka Khan, Raven Symone, Cathie Nicolas -- daughter of the world-renowned Nicolas Brothers -- and many more. She has appeared in various music videos and productions such as "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker" held at the Dorthy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Watts began her educational career at Spelman in 2016 and is a graduating dance performance and choreography major. With a passion for dance, she co-founded a heels hip hop collective called YinYang Dance Company, joined the freshman stroll team, became a member of Spelman Dance Theatre, a choreographer for the fashion and dance organization based in Atlanta called The AUC Agency, became an executive board member for Creatives of Color, and the co-president of Arts In The AUC.

Watts plans to open a nonprofit dance organization that focuses on planting various dance studios across the world in urban and underserved communities. She wants to educate, empower, and to create opportunities for young Black children to release their artistry; and she is in the process of creating a dance curriculum that can be brought to other Historically Black Colleges and Universities to help other young Black students obtain a degree in dance.

Veronica Ramsey, C'2020

Spelman Dance Major Veronica RamseyVeronica Ramsey is a graduating senior majoring in dance performance and choreography at Spelman. The Miami, Florida native will start graduate school at Howard University in the fall. In 2018, Ramsey, who was a student in Professor Kathleen's Wessel’s Choreographic Process I class, presented a solo that she created in collaboration with Professor Sharan Strange’s Poetry Writing Workshop I class. Ramsey's work was set against the backdrop of Zanele Muholi’s stunning exhibition "Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness," Gallery Sessions.

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