Mr. Antoine Hunter
A Bay Area native, Purple Fire Crow, also Known as Mr. Antoine Hunter, is an award-winning African, Indigenous, Deaf, Disabled, Two Spirit producer, choreographer, film/theater actor, dancer, dance instructor, model, poet, speaker, mentor and Deaf advocate. Mr Hunter received his training in dance and acting at Skyline High School in Oakland, Ca; California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and Paul Taylor Dance School in NYC. Hunter has his own company — Urban Jazz Dance Company — and has performed with Savage Jazz Dance Company, Nuba Dance Theater, Alayo Dance Company, Robert Moses’ KIN, Man Dance, Sins Invalid, Amara Tabor-Smith, Kim Epifano, Push Dance Company, Fly Away Productions, Joanna Haigood, OET theater, and the Lorraine Hansberry Theater.
Hunter is a faculty member at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Shawl-Anderson, Youth in Arts, and Dance-A-Vision.He is the founder of Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival and has appeared in many dance teacher magazines.
Mr. Hunter's Classes
What does Mr. Hunter teach? Mr. Hunter teaches what the spirits calls him to teach whether it be ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, ASL Dance and more. Expect Ballet, Afro movement, plus more and even American Sign Language...the power of expression must be real.
Who are these classes for? These classes are open to anyone, all levels and backgrounds. Taught by Award winning Deaf Dancer Antoine Hunter (hearing and Deaf are welcome to take class).
Beginner or professional: this class is for everyone. It's not how high you kick but why you kick!
The inspiration: Does your spirit feel like something is missing? Do you need a place to express yourself and want to build a stronger core physically and spiritually without overextending yourself? Need to dance with a live drum? Then you came to the right place.
What is Urban Jazz? Urban Jazz Dance is a convergence of artistic forces where RAW energy, ROOTED in FREEDOM, is expressed through the athletic BODY and UNCONTROLLABLE, PASSIONATE dance.