Featuring Da’Von W. Doane, Iya Ifafunmilola Faluade, and Diamond Simone
Da’Von W. Doane
Da’ Von is a former leading dance artist with Dance Theatre of Harlem. He was named one of Dance Magazines Top 25 to Watch in 2014 and a Point Magazine Stand Out in 2017. Da’ Von is originally from Salisbury Maryland, where he began his dance traininDa' Von was a leading member of The Dance Theatre of Harlem and performed original and existing works by Donald Byrd, Tanya Wideman and Thaddeus Davis, Helen Picket, Francesca Harper, Arthur Mitchell, Billy Wilson, Darrell Moultrie, Claudia Schreier, Robert Garland, George Balanchine, Royston Maldoom, Nacho Duato and Ulysses Dove. As a guest artist Da' Von has been invited to dance in Galas and Festivals in Vail Colorado, Cancun Mexico, And Poland, as well as Guggenheim works in process, E- Moves at Harlem Stage in NYC, and The Virginia Arts Festival. Da' Von's creative works have been presented numerous times in NYC by Periapsis Music and Dance, Bryant Park Presents, The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center and the 92nd Str Y. At present Da' Von is and MFA candidate at University of the arts and is teaching as an Associate Adjunct Faculty at both Uarts and Temple University. Da' Von's current research focuses on the fluctuations in energetic frequencies in and around the body causing us to shapeshift according to our intended purposes.
Iya Ifafunmilola Faluade | Blue Ocean African Healing Temple
Diamond Simone is a 31 yr old Kemetic Yoga Instructor, born and raised in Houston,Tx. After years of personal practice, In 2021 She traveled to St Ann Jamaica to study under Master instructor Yirser Ra Hotep. There she received her instructor certificate from the Yoga Skills School of Kemetic Yoga. Since then she has been offering monthly yoga practices to her community in Houston, Tx. It has been her passion to aid in aligning her community with their original roots by sharing the therapeutic practice of Kemetic yoga. She believes through this practice we can align with our true sense of self and our true purpose.