JUNE 19TH PERFORMERS

MEET ASHLEY ANTONIA LOPEZ

Ashley Antonia Lopez is a New York City based Latina actress and graduated from Pace University with her BA in Devise Acting. Through her acting program, Ashley had the opportunity to perform in the Sibiu Theatre Festival. She also performed in an original piece titled, The Female Role Model Project. Recently, she performed an immersive play title, An Immersive Theatrical Journey to Fight Human Trafficking.


MEET AIZHANEYA

Aizhaneya is a Philly native actor, producer, and storyteller. As an actor, she recently completed an Acting Apprenticeship at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Prior to, she was an Acting Apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Aizhaneya is currently the Producer of the series, Gales. This Fall, Aizhaneya will attend Brown/Trinity Rep to pursue her MFA in Acting.


MEET MALCOLM MINOR

The love for the arts has been in Malcolm’s life since childhood. The Newark, NJ native was thrown into the world of acting at the age of 8. Under the tutelage of actress Marie Thomas, he studied at her school The Children’s Theater Workshop / Peppermint Players for 10 years. There he studied not only acting, but singing and dancing as well. It is because of this school he was able to perform on major stages from NJPAC to Madison Square Garden for the McDonald’s Gospel Fest, and Radio City Music Hall. Malcolm holds a BA in Theater from Ramapo College of NJ and an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. In 2017, he was featured at the Unfix Festival in NYC as Moonlight in a new work entitled, Habitat. That same year he also featured as ensemble/principal understudy in Something like a Fairytale at the National Black Theater Festival.


MEET ALLEXION X

AlleXion X is self produced New York based artist, originally born in the Jamaica WI , she migrated to the United States in 2002. She is a multi instrumentalist with a passion for pop, soul, hip hop and electronic music.


MEET RELLY

Relly AKA Terrell Rose, a Brooklyn native, grew up influenced by Gospel, Soul, 90’s Hip Hop and R&B. Music was always an escape, drowning out the sounds of a loud neighborhood, and to drown the sounds of  Pain and emotions. Music is something you feel, you just have to find the feeling.


MEET DA’MERIUS FORD

Da’Merius Ford is a singer, actor, and dancer. He is most recognized for his performance of Victor in Wichita State University’s Production of SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE, for which he received a National Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actor in a Musical from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Currently, Da’Merius is residing in South Korea as a Resident Actor with English Musicals Korea where he is performing and creating original children’s musicals.


MEET LYRICAL FAITH

A Bronx native born and raised, Lyrical Faith is a Black American Educator, Activist and award-winning Spoken Word Poet. Forever walking by “Faith”, (the translation of her Swahili birth name, Imani), her words have graced stages beyond NYC to impact cities around the country and around the world, such as Paris, South Africa and Belize. Through her poetry, she strives to inspire, educate and advocate for intersectional and institutional issues by merging the arts and activism with a faith-based worldview.


MEET MÉLAN

Mélan is from the Bronx, NY. Graduated from Syracuse University in undergrad in  2015 & received her masters in 2017. Alpha class member of Nu Rho Society and currently working on music mainly with engineering, songwriting & recording her own music.


MEET PANAMADAPRINCE

PanamaDaPrince is a rapper/designer from Brooklyn. He runs a lifestyle brand called ALPHA, which promotes self empowerment, being the leader of your own destiny, and transcending every obstacle.


MEET HUEY CAL

Huey Cal! Nicknamed “The Truth” by the mayor of his hometown East Orange NJ, is a Founding Member of Nu Rho Poets Society at Syracuse University, a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, and 3x award winning slam champion.


MEET DIJAH PICKLE

While Dijah Pickle was born in Albany, NY, she’s called many places home. A legal mind with a creative soul. Law school grad, who dabbles in acting, singing, and any other arts she can get herself into. Including martial arts (Brazilian jiu jitsu). She’s a writer of poetry, seeker of truth, lover of carbs, and a connoisseur of hair flowers.


MEET ANTOINE PORTER

Antoine Porter is a poet and educator based out of Newark, NJ. He recently published an e-book on Amazon entitled Twonnets.


MEET JAMEEL HENDRICKS

Jameel is currently a touring member with Philadelphia’s premier modern dance company “Philadanco” under the leadership of Joan Myers Brown. He has had the opportunity to travel the world and work with prestigious choreographers such as Anthony Burrell, Christopher Huggins, Dawn Marie-Bazemore, Milton Myers, Ray Mercer, Tommie Waheed-Evans, and many others. Jameel has also choreographed music videos for local artists such as Lee Harris, Iah Mor, and Brett Gray (Philadelphia native &the star of Netflix’s hit series “On My Block”). Aside from his endeavors with Philadanco, Jameel is also the artistic director of his own performing arts company Artistically Driven Humbled Disciples (ADHD). The sole focus of his company is to not only showcase the undiscovered talent of Philadelphia, but to also cater to the betterment of Philadelphia’s youth through collaborative partnerships with the Philadelphia School District.  Jameel’s other interests lye in acting, disk jockey, screenplay writing, spoken word, music production, and martial arts.


MEET ANGELICA FLORES

Angelica is a 26 years old educator and activist/actress. A graduate of Stella Adler Studios. She resides in the Bronx where she has started her own brand.


MEET MOODY

More than a vibe she’s a mood!


MEET KENNY BLACC

Born and raised in the Bronx, Kenny Blacc is a radio personality turned stand up comedian. Blacc has performed all over New York City, including venues such as, Harlem Nights Bar, New York Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club. As a member of an organization called “The Roux”, he has also co-produced and headlined in his own comedy show called “A Blacc A** Comedy Show”.


MEET MONA

Mona is an Atlanta native who loves to make the world smile with her voice.


MEET YENI

Yeni is a queer, non-binary, Cuban-American who is a newly graduated social worker from the University of Southern California. Yeni recently moved back to New York to use their degree to serve their community. Yeni is passionate about ending mass incarceration, advocating for the rights of queer people of color and women of color and hopes to create social transformational change. Yeni uses poetry and dance as a form to vocalize their experiences of trauma in order to foster healing, social justice and self-care.


MEET DANSU UMI

As colored, and queer individuals, Ayaka and Melissa Green-Merino have envisioned a dance duo company, Dansu Umi. With a passion for art and expression of movement through dance. Their commitment is to inspire and help other dancers grow while connecting through empowerment, diversity, and support.