Celebrity choreographer and actress Shakira Marshall combined her passion for African and Caribbean dance into a class. Marshall, who is of Guyanese ancestry, now shares her love of dances from the diaspora as an instructor at the Center for African and Diaspora Dance in Brooklyn.
NY-based video reporter, Melissa Noel, (also a Guyanese Girl) recently caught up with Marshall at her studio and witness her in action. Check out the video.
Shakira grew up in Queens, New York. She is a singer, actor, choreographer, writer, and model, and dancer trained in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, acrobatics, Afro-Caribbean, traditional West African, and hip hop. She made her Broadway debut in 2009 with the musical FELA! and is a member of the international touring company.
Shakira teaches Afro-Soca on Fridays from 7:30 – 9:00pm.