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LAVENDER "L.D." BURRIS (Co-Artistic Director), founding member and former principal dancer in Chuck Davis' African-American Dance Ensemble for ten years, has performed throughout the United States in the works of Chuck Davis, Pearl Primus, Donald McKayle, Assane Konte, and Pele Camara. Mr. Burris has also performed with the Jose Limon Dance Company in Mexico, The North Carolina Black Repertory Company, New Performing Dance Company, Ways and Means Dance Company, in the works of Clay Taliaferro, and was a featured cast member of the National Black Theatre Festival's production of Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. A former marine and a North Carolina native, Mr. Burris attended N.C. A&T State University. He has taught dance to students of all ages in master classes and residencies throughout the US.   An adjunct faculty member at Meredith College, L.D. is the Founder and Director of the Triangle Center for Contemporary Dance, where he teaches modern, jazz and African dance styles to children and adults.

KEVAL KAUR KHALSA (Co-Artistic Director) is an Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance and the Director of the Dance Program at Duke University where she teaches modern and jazz dance techniques, repertory, composition, theatre for social change, and Kundalini Yoga.   Ms. Khalsa has performed with the Limon Dance Company and with many independent choreographers in the United States and Europe. She has performed in the works of Clay Taliaferro for over 20 years.   A recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council's Choreographers Fellowship, Ms. Khalsa's work has also been supported through numerous Grants from Duke University's Institute of the Arts. Keval is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, a mother, and a community and environmental activist.