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About Danzel...

Danzel Thompson-Stout, MFA a native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, is an educator, choreographer, and performer of African Diasporic dance forms. He has performed on both national and international stages including Mexico, Jamaica, and the United Kingdom.  He is featured in a dance film, Deez Nuts!: Black Bodies Dancing Defiance, which has premiered in film festivals across the country and abroad.  Thompson-Stout has performed principal roles with the Berry & Nance Dance Project, the Nance Dance Collective, and Rennie Harris’ Pure Movement. He is a certified, professional Umfundalai teacher and serves as the National Association of American African Dance Teachers’ (NAAADT) lead instructor for its M’Singha Wuti Training Program for recreational Umfundalai teaching. Thompson-Stout holds a BFA in Dance from Temple University and an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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