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Errin Weaver

Errin Weaver began her dance training in African dance as a company member of Dance Afrika Dance of Cleveland, OH. She attended Tennessee State University, where she danced on a university performing arts scholarship. Upon graduation, she relocated to Chicago where she danced with the renowned Muntu Dance Theatre, under the direction of Amaniyea Payne, and performed the works of such notable choreographers as Abdel Salaam, Jeffrey Page, Monique Haley, Ronald K. Brown, and the late Pearl Primus. She has been a guest performer with Village Cultural Arts, Ko Thi Dance, Anointed Dance Ministries, and for numerous events, festivals, and theatrical productions including “Black Nativity” at the historic Karamu House. She has also had the pleasure of working with such prominent master teachers as Michael Medcalf, Babacar N’Diaye, and the late Baba Chuck Davis.

In 2019, she founded Mojuba! Dance Colective as a performance and hosting organization dedicated to preserving the culture of Black dance and sharing the stories of the African Diaspora. She created the Emerging Black Choreographers Incubator and the Mojuba! Black Dance Fest to continue validate the Black experience and generate safe places for Black and brown dancers and dance makers to learn and thrive.

Since 2000, she has also facilitated workshops under the umbrella Errin Ministries to help train, edify and equip dance ministers of the spiritual and gospel dance traditions. She has presented works throughout Northeast Ohio, the Alumni of Color Conference at Harvard University, in Kingston, Jamaica, and in her evening length original production, “How I Got Over: a Cultural Journey of Faith.” The production unites dance ministers, community dancers, and professionals in the telling of the tumultuous history of African Americans and the role faith has played in this story of resilience.

She is certified at the M'Singha Wuti level for the Umfundalai Contemporary African Dance technique founded by Dr. Kariamu Welsh and has taught at workshops and conferences nationally, including the Ohio Dance Festival, the Ohio Black Dance Festival, the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference, and Dancing Our Africa.