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Preserve the Heritage...Embrace the Experience!
Preserve the Heritage...
Embrace the Experience!

Black & Brown Ballet is Back! Explore traditional ballet technique in a non- traditional environment for Black and Brown Bodies lead by Alyah Baker. Class series will feature stretching and strengthening, bending, balance, and release in a fun and supportive environment. Geared towards beginner and intermediate levels. Fun & Informative for ages 12 & Up! .



Alyah Baker has trained and performed with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet of New York, Oakland Ballet, Richmond Ballet, and Carolina Ballet. In 2003 she received a B.A. in Sociology with a Dance Minor from Duke University where she trained under former Joffrey Ballet principal Tyler Walters, and Clay Taliaferro, a long time principal dancer with José Limón Dance Co., among others. She has been featured in works by Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Laura Dean, José Limón, and Alonzo King. She is currently a freelance performer working most recently with Dance Through Time and ABD Productions, and was featured in the movie PICO: Performance Indeterminate Cage Opera.


New Class! Yoga with Twisted Yogi!
Every Wednesday!


About this event

Yoga Vinyasa (Every Wednesday)

Vinyasa yoga is a series of postures, one flowing seamlessly into the next, uniting body, mind, and breath. Designed as a moving meditation, every Vinyasa class is unique, creating the opportunity to become stronger, more flexible, and balanced, while practicing being present to the moment.


KeKe is a 200-hour trained and skilled Yoga Practitioner. She honors her existence by sharing her unique approach to yoga. She is passionate, committed and dedicated to sharing light, holding space, and empowering others to rediscover life through movement and meditation.

KeKe creates spaces for all bodies regardless of ability, and all persons regardless of race, class or religion to access to the benefits of yoga.

She has worked in multiple capacities adapting yoga in spaces where yoga has historically been inaccessible. KeKe believes that combining movement and meditation, works to release negative energies of the body and mind, while restoring the body to it’s own unique source of energy.

After years of working in the nonprofit sector as a Program Director, KeKe found herself grossly burned out, stressed, and ridiculed with anxiety, depression. She turned her trauma into triumph utilizing yoga, meditation, journaling and dreaming.

She openly shares her story on how yoga changed her life and helped her on her journey towards healing physical and mental ailments.


The Jambalaya Soul Academy offer tools and strategies for writing and performance. You will gain poetry writing tips and prompts, improve your performance, develop new ideas or complete unfinished poems, and share your work with other poets. Bring your notebook, a pen, and an open mind.

Every second Monday of the month!

Monday September 20, 2021

Jambalaya Soul Academy – Writing and Performance workshops
Zoom Meeting:
EMAIL jambalayasoulslam@gmail.com to get the meeting link



Facilitated by Wayne Henry from Dallas, TX


A Durham Tradition, Live from Hayti’s Chuck Davis Dance Emporium, is BACK!



Prepare to travel the African Diaspora in this energetic and culturally rich dance exploration. Our class incorporates deep breathing, conditioning, and cardio intensive movements from various dance styles. Let the movements of the Motherland uplift your soul and jump-start your body. This class is taught by seasoned dance professionals Toni Hall and Ivy Burch.


All are welcome to join us!

$10 per class.

Limited In Person Capacity

Hayti Heritage Center presents
Master Class w/ Jeroboam Bozeman,
Principal Dancer with Alvin Ailey
Monday, Feb. 10th
6:30pm – 8pm
2nd Floor – Chuck Davis Dance Emporium
Hayti Heritage Center
804 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701
(Limited Space Available)

Jeroboam Bozeman (Brooklyn, NY) began his dance training under Ruth Sistaire at the Ronald Edmonds Learning Center. He later joined Creative Outlet, and was granted full scholarships at the Joffrey Ballet School and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Mr. Bozeman is a gold medal recipient from the NAACP ACT-SO Competition in Dance. He performed in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Broadway musical Aida (International tour in China) and was a part of Philadelphia Dance Company “Philadanco,” Donald Byrd‘s Spectrum Dance Theater, and Ailey II. Dance Magazine nominated Jeroboam as “Top 25 to watch,” in 2018. He is currently featured in Bud Light’s NFL 100 commercial. Jeroboam has been featured Vanity Fair, Double Magazine and The New York Times. Jeroboam has guest with the Royal Ballet Company and is a principal company member with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. 

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