Kenard Williams of Henderson, NC has been dancing all styles since the age of five. At the age of 10 he joined the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE), then the American Tap Company in college. Kenard has studied and taught master classes all over the country and in Africa. Most recently, Kenard can be seen tap dancing in the movie Spirited released in 2022, and on tour with Riverdance in 2023.

Jabu Graybeal is an award-winning artist from Pittsboro, NC. Jabu first studied with JUBA award winner Gene Medler and was a member of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE) for 9 years. As the first tap dancer to be accepted into the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival, Jabu was featured in the December 2017 issue of DanceSpirit magazine as “one of the dancers to look for in the next generation of tap dance”. Jabu currently tours all over the world with Postmodern Jukebox while making music with the East Coast duo SUMMERZOVR.

The Kuumba Dance Co. was born in 2006 by founder Patricia Hall in Danville Va. Kuumba was founded to share west african culture through song, music, dance and storytelling. The founding members of the dance family included Patricia’s immediate family – Reginald Hall (husband), Shelita Hall (daughter) and Korey Hall (son).  Kuumba Dance Co. is now a community group sharing culture and positive inspiration with every being it shares a space with. Over the years the company has worked with waves of children and adults, and stands behind their mission statement: “Sharing positive energy makes life worth living!”