Averie Mitchell-Brown

Raised in the south suburban areas of Minnesota, I've always found ways to entertain myself through art. After first dancing on stage at the age of 11, I've taken classes in ballroom, West African, break dancing, jazz and contemporary. I'm a sophomore at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities majoring in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in African American Studies. Working with well known artists like Kenna Cottman in Voice of Culture Drum and Dance, Aneka McMullen in Epitome No Question, Bboy J-Sun, Leah Nelson, and Maia Maiden have helped me improve as a dancer holistically and have taught me about the origins of the dancing community here in the Twin Cities. When I'm not dancing, I am a starting player for the U of M women's rugby team, the Historian chair for the University's Black Student Union, and the Public Relations Chair for Hip Hope. I want to travel the world learning about cultures, and teach cultural awareness and empowerment through arts in the Black community.