Hi! My name is Akia, I’m the new Company Manager here at Dance Entropy.
It’s a new role for the company and it’s very exciting to be lending a hand to help shape what this position means for Dance Entropy. Valerie and I are working together on focused growth for the project, and I look forward to sharing what’s in store with all of you in the months to come.
In the meantime, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself.
I originally come from a Dance background, having started studying movement and dance at the age of 4. A 2nd generation dancer I studied with my mother’s ballet master Mila Gibbons at the Aparri School of Dance in Princeton, NJ and went on to studying & performing with the Princeton Ballet Company. As a teenager, I discovered a love for theatre, and began studying at the New York Conservatory for the Arts in Upstate NY, studying all forms of dance, theatre and voice. I moved to NYC and after a few years of freelancing, I landed at Blue Man Group where I spent 10 years working as their Company Manager, where I wrangled Blue Guys, laughed and learned a whole lot. I’m also a freelance stage director, intimacy director/choreographer, and advocate for anti-harassment & safe spaces in creative work places.
Most of all I look forward to seeing the World Premiere of Utopia in December and hope to see all of you there!