Zahra Carpenter (she/her/Goddess/love) is a dance educator advocating for safe dance environment guidelines, funding urban public school dance classes, onsite or local dance healing practitioners, and acceptance for many beautiful black, brown, and indigenous dancers. Her growing foundation in holistic healing dance-arts medicine leads toward her elaborate dream of becoming a leading Black Indigenous American Dance Healer.
Facts About Zahra
Institution Name, City
MFA Dance Science 2024 Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, London, UK
BFA Modern Dance 2000 University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Diploma 1996 Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC
Board Member International Association of Dance Medicine & Science
Company Manager Katherine Smith Contemporary Dance Ensemble
GYROTONIC® Instructor Elements Fitness & Wellness Center
Provider Candidate Safe in Dance International
Research Topics Interests
Under-researched Dance Genres
Dance science, dance medicine, physiology, performance psychology, cultural psychology, biomechanics, nutrition and sports medicine, racial trauma, dance movement therapy, cognitive function, creativity, physical therapy, positive psychology, cross-cultural psychology, dance conditioning, wellness, performing arts medicine, and somatic techniques.
Dance genres include African, HBCU Auxiliary, Indigenous of the Americas, Polynesian & Māori, African Street Dance, House, Dunham, Brown Ballerinas, Liturgical/Praise, Beat Yo’ Feet, and Black Concert Dance.