Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown is an Assistant Professor of Dance Pedagogy and Community Engagement, at The Ohio State University. Nyama has been an active performer, choreographer. She is also an established scholar, with articles in numerous academic publications. In 2017, her book, Dance Pedagogy for a Diverse World: Culturally Relevant Teaching in Research, Theory, and Practice was released. Currently she is developing an evolving duet about parenting a young black, male, child, that was performed in Brooklyn, and San Francisco, in 2019. Nyama teaches dance education and contemporary dance with Africanist underpinnings grounded the celebration of all movers. In addition, Dr. McCarthy-Brown is an active consultant and workshop facilitator for diversifying dance curriculum for organizations such as: San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Enrich Chicago, Dance Educator’s Coalition, Minnesota, Ohio Dance, and Rutgers University Dance Department.