Dance Department

Kemba Shannon

Kemba received her BFA from Towson State University and trained at the Alvin Ailey American Theater, Martha Graham School, The Edge, Lula Washington, Peridance, and Morgan State University. She has taught dance classes at UCLA, Loyola Marymount, El Camino College, Portland State University, and others. Kemba's stage credits include The Lion King (LA cast), The Color Purple (Broadway cast), Zumanity  (Cirque du Soleil), Aida, and FAME. Kemba's ambition and drive have won her world recognition with musical icons such as Madonna (Drowned World Tour), P!nk (Try This World Tour), Celine Dion (Taking Chances World Tour), Rihanna (Nike RockStar World Tour), Kanye West and Fantasia to name a few. Her television credits include American Dreams (NBC), Oscars  (Chicago Performance), MTV Music Awards (P!nk performance), the Emmys (Kristin Bell performance), World Music Awards (Kanye West and R. Kelly), NAACP Awards, and the Grammys. Kemba currently teaches at Arts Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton, Oregon where she teaches dance to over 200 kids every day.