Truth Hunter

African Dance

Truth Hunter was born and raised in Oakland, CA.  She studied West African dance under the tutelage of Marilyn and Sekou Sylla of Bamidele Dancers and Drummers at Mount Holyoke College. In 2007, Hunter created a multimedia African Dance concert to fundraise for refugees impacted by genocide in Darfur. It was through this experience that she realized that the performing arts can be used as a tool for activism and a powerful way to bring healing into the world. In August 2017, she became the Director of Race and Ethnicity programs at Connecticut College where she collaborated with the Dance Department to design an interdisciplinary course that uses African dance to tell a story of bondage to liberation of African peoples during the transatlantic slave trade. In spring of 2018, Hunter traveled to Senegal to train with Bakalama Dance Company and performed a solo at the renowned dance school, École des Sables. Currently, Hunter teaches African dance healing workshops that promote the union of the mind, body, and spirit.

2019 Morning Class Artists