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UBW extends its gratitude to all of the dancers that have made invaluable contributions as company members over more than 30 years!



Allison Triplett
Lela Jones 
Amara Tabor Smith
Liz Delancey
Anita Gonzalez
Love Muwwakkil
Asma Feyijimi
Maia Claire Garrison
Bennalldra Williams 
Makeda Thoma
Beverly Prentice
Maria Bauman 
Carol Webster 
Maria Earle
Carolina Garcia
Marjani Forté
Catherine Dénécy
Marlies Yearby
Chanon Judson
Matema Hadi
Christal Brown 
Michelle Dorant
Christina Jones
Millicent Johnnie
Christine King
Nora Chipaumire
Christyln Wright 
Nia Eubanks 
Dafina Blacksher Diabate
Omagbiste Omagbeni 
Darrell Jones
Paloma McGregor 
Deborah Thomas
Rhea Patterson
Dierdre Dawkins
Robin Wilson 
Dionne Kamara 
Samantha Speis
Francine Sheffield 
Shaneeka Harrell
Gacirah Diagne
Shani Collins
Gaynell Sherrod
Sita Frederick 
Grisha Coleman
Stephanie Battle
Janice Reed
Susan Mckeever
Joy Voeth 
Tania Isaac
Juri Nishio
Theresa Cousar (Shockley)
Kanisha Brown
Trebien Pollard
Karla McFarlane
Treva Offut
Keisha Turner
Trinket Monsod
Kendra Ross
Valerie Winborne
Kristin McDonald
Viola Sheely
Kwame Ross
Wanjiru Kamuyu




Proudly based in Brooklyn, New York, UBW has been presented extensively in New York City and has traveled throughout the United States and to Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America.

Africa Asia Australia   Europe North America South America
Mozambique Israel Australia   England Canada Brazil
Nigeria  Hong Kong     Finland United States Colombia
Senegal Singapore     Germany Jamaica Venezuela

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Urban Bush Women: Twenty Years of African American Dance Theater, Community Engagement, and Working It Out

by Nadine George-Graves 

Provocative, moving, powerful, explicit, strong, unapologetic. These are a few words that have been used to describe the groundbreaking Brooklyn-based dance troupe Urban Bush Women.

Audiences have this to say...

"Dearest Jawole- the joy you bring, the honor you share, the truth be told!"

David T.


"What a moving experience- freely dramatized eroticism, joy- pain, misery and back- by dancers and musicians all of whom are great actors."

                                           Roy T.

Did You
       Know... ?

Pyeng Threadgill, guest musician in Zollar: Uncensored is the daughter of founding company member, Christina Jones-Stewart, and  jazz musician, Henry Threadgill.


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