Monica L. Williams, Founder and Movement Curator
Monica L Williams is a curious dreamer who often wonders what humanity would be like if the majority of people were pop stars and the rest were civilians. Who wouldn’t want to see the normal everyday life of the mom drop off the kids at school, go to yoga, do laundry, paint with senior citizens and sew her daughters halloween costume all on repeat for 5 days? The norm on Fleek. She moonlights some mornings as a professor and the rest of the days as a 3 dimensional artist, which is a fancy way of saying that ‘I like things live (or lived)’. LoveHustle was birthed out of talks with God, herself, friends and family about what it means to live our best life now. Yes, a metaphor to ‘the Hustle’ dance and/or being in Love and/or Tug-o-war, depending on the dream and the dreamer. www.monicalwilliams.com
Aaron L. McKinney, Producer in Residence, is a native of Greenville, SC, has over two decades of experience in theatrical stage productions. He earned his BA in Theatre Performance from Florida A & M University and MFA in Theatre Management and Producing from California Institute of the Arts. Aaron has worked in various management positions throughout his career in theaters ranging from small community theaters in Florida to large regional theaters in Los Angeles. He has also been responsible for the planning and executing of themed events associated with theatrical productions. Currently, Aaron is the General Manager at Hi-ARTS and has also held positions in the following New York organizations: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Sankofa.org and 651 ARTS.
Alan Scoop, Media Artist in Residence, is a NYC based Reggae artist. He is a multi-hyphentate entertainer,starting out as actor and currently working as a photographer and videographer as he pursues his music. While living in Uganda, Alan Scoop was a radio and television host and MC. Alan created Scoop Pixels, a US-based photography and Videography studio in 2012. He has captured many events including wedding, birthday, Youtube blogs and Portraits since its inception.
Jen Diaz, 2016 Photographer in Residence
Maya Osborne, 2015-2016 Writer in Residence, and Producer www.mayaosborne.com
Mahlaney Wilson, 2015-2016 Associate Producer