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Welcome to the Southern Vermont Dance Festival!  Takes place July 14th - July 17th with 100 classes, 3 Gala performances, Informal performances, Dozens of Community Events, Meet and Greets and Receptions and Dinner at Rudyard Kiplings house and much more.  Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite and have access to your own Vermont Dance Adventure.

Brittany Williams

Obika Dance
Brittany Williams is an international artist who has travelled to the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. She is a principal dancer with Olujimi Dance and Brazz Dance (Miami, FL) and the founder of “Dancing for Justice” and Obika Dance. She has danced with Forces of Nature, InSPIRIT Dance Company, Venus Rising and recently, in Ntozake Shange’s latest work, “Lost in Language and Sound,” with choreographer Dyane McIntyre. She has also apprenticed with Urban Bush Women, and interned with Rennie Harris Academy of Legends Summer Program. Williams is the Assistant to the Director of Miami Dade College Kendall Campus for A.I.R. Dance Conference and currently serves as the coordinator of Million Hoodies for Justice Arts National Network.

Her work has been shown at Dance USA 2015 in Miami FL, FIVE MYLES, Dixon Place, and Center for Performance Research, and Spoke the Hub all located in NYC, internationally in Brazil at the International Blacks in Dance Conference, Germany at the International Solo Dance Festival, and in Trinidad as an Makeda Thomas Artist in Residence. She has received scholarships and Fellowships from Makeda Thomas Dance & Performance Institute (Trinidad & Tobago), University of South Florida, and International Black Dance Conference (Bahia, Brazil). Her organization, Dancing for Justice organization organized humanitarian protest events in various cities across the country, Philly, Washington D.C, Tallahassee, Miami, Chicago, and Detroit. DFJ serves as a platform for artists to use their art form as a way to express their concerns around police brutality.

As a dancer Brittany has attended New Waves! Summer Institute and the American Dance Festival where she studied with Makeda Thomas, Sherone Price and Mark Dendy Rennie Harris, Chris Walker, Dyane Saleem- Harvey, Ananya Chattejea, Andrea Wood amongst others. Brittany has also studied traditional Afro-Caribbean, Afro- Brazilian folkloric dance from Cuba, Haiti and Puerto Rico with Babá Richard González, modern dance with Gerri Houlihan, Michelle Grant Murray, Jeanee Travers, Michael Foley, Bliss Khylomers, Andee Scott, and Masazumi Chaya (Alvin Ailey School of Dance), Mohammad De Acosta and Clyde Morgan among others.

In 2014 she published her first article, Going Beyond Muscles, Now Let’s Begin, in Beyond the Surface Dance History Book. Dance for Film her work Ahs! Of Breaks has been shown at the Coco Dance Festival in Trinidad and Tobago and ScreenDance Miami. She has edited and created Dance for Film and Promotional/ Advertisement videography for Institute for Katherine Technique and Certification, Brazz Dance, Rennie Harris Academy of Legends, Miami Dade College A.I.R. Dance Conference and many more.