AMA LAW (co-director)
Mariama "Ama" Law began her dance training with Kankouran West African Dance Company, both of her parents were founding members. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a certificate in Women's Studies from University of Maryland. While at UMD she enjoyed dancing, choreographing and leading Dynamic hip hop dance team. She is co-director of Project ChArma and an alumni of Culture Shock D.C. and Kickrocks crew.
Currently she is a 2019 MFA dance candidate at UMD & presented her thesis concert, Tides, on February 8-10, 2019. Her research explores the intersections between African dance, hip hop/urban dance styles and modern dance from the female perspective. She is also a passionate educator. Always searching for new avenues to provide inspiration to the future generation of movers to not only become fierce but, knowledgeable individuals.
CHRIS LAW (co-director)
Chris Law has a foundation in various styles of hip hop dance through self-training and community involvement with Culture Shock D.C. & Dynamic hip hop dance team. He is a recent graduate from University of Maryland's MFA dance program and continues to be present in the DMV community by teaching at Dance Place, Howard Community College as well as working closely with the Dance and Theater departments at Howard University in D.C.
Law is co-director of Project ChArma, a collective of teaching artists that present works with the goal of inspiring change and creating space for progressive conversations. He most recently presented Full Circle: Bridging the Gap, an evening-length work at Dance Place in February of 2018 and was commissioned by the Kennedy Center to premier Rooted on Millenium Stage January 18th, 2019.