About Us



La Danse Noire is a non-profit, educational organization based in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).

Its primary mission is to Illuminate Black Dance through various presentations including print, broadcast and public mediums.

The online repository is a compilation of images, photos, reports, articles, obituaries, tributes, events and oral accounts.

The print publication will be produced quarterly to celebrate the history of Black dance, its pioneers and the ongoing continuum in the field.


“Triptyque Mousso Sirakan Lacrima” by Irene Tassembedo

Board of Directors

Kim Burleson

Jewel L. Crawford, M.D.

Sherri Hamilton

Jennifer Henderson

Carol Lloyd

Robert McCray


Creative Team

Carol Lloyd,  Founder/Publisher/Executive Producer

Ann E. Harris, Ph.D., Editor in Chief

LaTanya Davis, Creative Director

Robert C. Walker, Publicist



Out & About (O&A) NYC Magazine


Contributing Writers

Robert L. Adams, Ph.D.

W. Calvin Anderson

Saroya Corbett

Leah Creque, Ph.D.

Penny Godboldo, Ph.B.

Bruce Hawkins

Jomo Morris

Halifu Osumare, Ph.D.

Walter Rutledge

Board of Advisors

Alex Boicel

Leah Creque, Ph.D.

Kevin H. Donan

Trina Parks

Leave It To Peter, Inc.

Walter Rutledge

Iantha Tucker, Ph.D.