KEMI OG

Dance Artist || Choreographer || Instructor || Creative Director

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Kemi OG is a dance artist, choreographer, and creative director. She is the Afrodance Instructor at the Institute of Contemporary Dance in Houston and the founder of three organizations: Afrobeats with Kemi OG, an Afrodance program teaching technique and fusion choreography, AFROBEAT at JHU, a Zumba-inspired Afrodance fitness program based on Afro -Caribbean rhythms, and OG Creatives, a creative studio using art to explore BIPOC narratives. Since 2012, she has trained and taught Afrodance, produced several shows, and curated multimedia performance pieces. As a dancer, she has performed for artists such as Tiwa Savage, Oritse Femi, Toofan, Yemi Alade, Eddy Kenzo, Afro B, Mr. Eazi, and Kizz Daniel and more. As an artist, Kemi is known for creating abstract, culturally infused pieces that experiment with Afrodance and incorporate other artistic mediums to reflect people's interactions, emotions, and perspectives. She is the grant recipient of the Houston Art Alliance's 2020 Individual Artist Grant, Houston in Action's 2020 #Htownvotes initiative, and Dance Source Houston's 2021 Spark Dance Grant. Kemi has a passion for sharing African culture and history through dance and exploring social issues while encouraging mental wellness and self-worth through movement.