Yahkirah Beard

YAHKIRAH BEARD is a Chicago Woodlawn native, Columbia College Alum and Dancer.  She's currently an After School Matters Dance Teacher with a strong commitment to inspire young girls to claim their fierceness. 


sarah Cigan 

Sarah Cigan was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and a Univ. of Il Alum. Sarah has been involved with acting since she was six years old and has had the opportunity to be in various independent films, plays, and commercials. She believes that hard work, perseverance, and not being afraid to fail are what make dreams into reality, and applies that attitude to her daily life. Sarah Cigan is currently represented by Hayes Talent Agency in Chicago.


fanta celah 

FANTA CELAH is a world renowned artist, jazz vocalist, model, jewelry designer, celebrity stylist, and bestower of the unforgettable coiled hairstyle, the "Cosmic Crown." Fanta has been featured in Vogue, Essence, New York Magazine, ABC, NBC, & New York times online magazines, due to her involvement with Afropunk. Her work is on permanent display in the African Union and the National Museum of Ethiopia. And some of her collectors include Roland Martin, Erykah Badu, and Common


gira dahnee

GIRA DAHNEE is a vocalist and musician who merges the genres of jazz, rock, and electro-experimental. She has opened for Marc De Clive-Lowe, David Boykin, and Chicago's Sol Street Fest, been an AMFM featured artist, and is a regular performer at Vol 39 at Chicago's Kimpton Gray Hotel. Gira has also performed at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference in New York City. Her motto is “follow your heart; it will take you where it you need to be.”


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harold dennis

HAROLD DENNIS is the quintessential actor's actor currently with over one hundred and fifty film credits and an accumulated eighteen years of training.  

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joshua ishmon

Voted by Chicago Reader as Choreographer of the year, Ishmon has studied dance at Emerson School for Visual and Performing Arts, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Ballet Chicago, and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT). He performs with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Between Lines, Seamless Dance Theater, Ballet Chicago, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company; teaches dance at Wirt/Emerson and Purdue University; and has choreographed for Ballet Chicago, South Shore Dance Alliance, and DRDT.


Kenneth 'DJEDI' russell 

Kenneth 'Djedi' Russell is a native Chicagoan who has chosen the path to pursue his career and dream in dance, choreography, and creative writing. Djedi has been in many productions: I Still Love H.E.R. (Atributetohiphop), Tell Hell I ain't comin', and Paint It Black to name few. Djedi is a sought out dance teacher inspiring children in the Chicago public schools as well as local studios. 


obi soulstar


Born in Chicago but raised in West Africa, Obisoulstar is a singer/songwriter, artist, and producer. Obisoulstar is the epitome of a Renaissance man.He's a global performer who adds photography and acting to his multitude of talents featured in theater productions as well as onscreen. 

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Digital tech creative, writer, entrepreneur, and producer. She's been featured in the viral 'No Stereotypes' campaign for ORS, ad also provided digital consulting for some of the top global brands such as Sony, The Oscars, and Nike. 


ytasha womack 

Ytasha L. Womack is a critically acclaimed author, filmmaker, dancer, independent scholar, and champion of humanity and the imagination. Her book Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture (2013) is the leading primer on the exciting subject which bridges science fiction, futurisms, and culture. 


khari 'Discopoet' Bowden

Khari B., also known as Discopoet Khari B. is a spoken word musician and educator working internationally in the literary arts. With a solid reputation for delivering intense performances with live instrumental accompaniment, Khari B.’s energetic nature is inextricably tied to growing up in Chicago’s House music scene.

Dance is life. 



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devon smith

Director of Photography  

jerelle davis

Camera Operator 

shawn wallace

"The Waltz"

dj shannon harris  

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joel maxime JR

Location Manager

fanta celah 


asia williams 

Wardrobe Styling   



aisha murff


jamari trent

Makeup Artist 

sylus green


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