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Ebonie Lee

Zouk Atlanta
Senior Instructor
Atlanta, Georgia
Ebonie (aka Firefly) has trained extensively in a diverse range of dance modalities. She grew up in NYC and studied classical Japanese dance while in Kyoto. She earned a B.A. at Williams College, while pursuing African, Latin, contemporary Indian and Modern dance. She moved to Washington, DC, interning at Liz Lerman Dance Exchange & the DC Dance Collective. Ebonie added Contemporary, Jazz, Lindy Hop & Blues to her repertoire. She joined Tanya Kianda Fiske’s all-female YemaShun Dance Company, studying and performing Mambo and Afro-Latin dance with Fiske and Psyon D. Scott. Introduced to Brazilian Zouk in 2010 by Adrian Atoro Lopez, Ebonie began learning in DC. Ebonie continued to study & assist in NYC under Kim Rottier (ZoukNY), Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon (ZenZouk). Ebonie studied Contact Improvisation with Jesse Johnson (Dancing with Gravity). She now teaches as part of Zouk Atlanta with Atoro, Eddie Bonnell and Matthew David Krivanek.Ebonie completed Advanced Zouk Teacher Training under Kim Rottier of ZoukNY, Brenda and Anderson, & professional development from Alex & Mathilde.Ebonie is always interested in improvisational dance and conscious movement techniques, and incorporates a variety of dance styles into her movement. She believes in the power of dance to connect and communicate, and the nourishment that creativity brings to life.