DeAngelo Blanchard, from Ohio, is a dance artist and educator based in New York City. He holds both a MSEd in Educational Leadership & a MA in Dance Education from Hunter College as a Lincoln Center Scholar. He serves as a district facilitator for Connected Arts Network, a Teacher Leader with the Office of Teacher Development & Leadership, and a Master Teacher through the Office of Arts and Special Projects’ Department of Dance and outside of the NYC Department of Education he serves as the Secretary for the Executive Leadership Team of the New York Urban League Young Professionals. He trained pre-professionally at BalletMet Dance Academy, with the Thiossane West African Dance Institute and continued his training at The Ohio State University, receiving a BFA in Dance. He also trained at the American Dance Festival, Henny Jurriëns Studios, The Ailey School and ImPulsTanz. Blanchard has performed professionally for Bill T. Jones, John Jasperse Projects, Larry Keigwin, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Dance Africa, and has toured nationally and internationally. He continues to fight for equity and access through arts for all children of color!