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.