TBADC Family

Meet the mentors behind the mission

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SHONICA GOODEN

 Founding Director 

Education : Point Park University (B.F.A. in Dance)

Professional Credits: Hamilton: An American Musical (Broadway), CATS (Broadway Revival; Rumpleteazer ),Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway), Matilda The Musical (National Tour), Bring It On: The Musical (Broadway and National Tour)

TV/Film: Fossé Verdon, Manifest, Ted 2 and The First Purge. 

FRANCESCA FREDERICK

Director of Philanthropy
(Founding Member)

Education: Boston Conservatory (B.F.A. in Dance)

Professional Credits: Board of Trustees member of the Berklee School of Music and The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Senior Manager of Visitor Services at the Paley Center for Media.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Arts Administration and Management)

Manhattan School of Music (Arts Administration and Management)

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JAMAL WHITE

Director of Outreach
(Founding Member)

Education: Southern Methodist University (B.F.A. in Dance)

Professional Credits: Rasta Thomas' Rock the Ballet, Missouri Ballet Theater, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Alvin Ailey II, BODYTRAFFIC


Choreography Credits: Southern Methodist University,  London Contemporary Dance School, BODYTRAFFIC, Deeply Rooted Youth Ensemble, and The Ailey School

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Founding Members

AMBER JACKSON


Founding Member

Education: Point Park University; Alonzo King Lines Ballet

Professional Credits:
Hamilton: An American Musical,
Wicked (Broadway),
Rasta Thomas, Rock The Ballet


Tv/Film: So You Think You Can Dance, Netflix’s Soundtrack, The Late Show, James Corden, The Talk, and Nashville

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TERRANCE MARTIN 


Founding Member

Education: University Of The Arts (B.F.A. in Dance)

Professional Credits: Zorro The International China Tour, Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Sebastian),My Fair Lady, Mama Mia, Footloose, Wonderful Life, West Side Story, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, In The Heights

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WENDELL GRAY


(Founding Member)

Education: University Of The Arts (B.F.A. in Dance)

Professional Credits: collaborative works with Pavel Zustiak, Jonah Bokaer, Helen Simoneau, I-Ling Liu, Christal Brown, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, and J Bouey


Choreography Credits: University of the Arts, Pennsylvania Ballet II + Philadanco II, and Periapsis Music and Dance.

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BRIANNE SELLARS
(Founding Member)

Education: Point Park University

(B.F.A. in Dance)

Professional Credits: Live Stage performance for Jackie Nese; peformed works by: Peter Chu, Kyle Abraham, Garfield Lemonius


Tv/Film: Step Up HighWater-Youtube Red

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TAKIA HOPSON
(Founding Member)

Education:  Southern Methodist University

  (B.F.A. in Dance; B.A. in  Journalism)

Professional Credits:


TV/Film: Earthgang's "Up" Music Video , Lead Dancer in A-Lex ft. Musiq Soulchild music video "Goals", Featured Dancer in Step Up: High Water


Choreography Credits: Ballet Dallas

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DANIELLE SWATZIE
(Founding Member)

Education:  Southern Methodist University

  (B.F.A. in Dance; B.A. in  Journalism)

Professional Credits:


TV/Film: Earthgang's "Up" Music Video , Lead Dancer in A-Lex ft. Musiq Soulchild music video "Goals", Featured Dancer in Step Up: High Water


Choreography Credits: Ballet Dallas

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VINSON FRALEY
(Founding Member)

Education:  Southern Methodist University

  (B.F.A. in Dance; B.A. in  Journalism)

Professional Credits:


TV/Film: Earthgang's "Up" Music Video , Lead Dancer in A-Lex ft. Musiq Soulchild music video "Goals", Featured Dancer in Step Up: High Water


Choreography Credits: Ballet Dallas

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