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Assistant Professor Dance + Choreography
Core Member, iCubed, the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry & Innovation
MK Abadoo is an assistant professor of Dance + Choreography, and a lead faculty member in the Racial Equity, Arts, and Culture Core of VCU’s Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation. Abadoo’s creative work exist at the crux of dance theater, undoing racism cultural organizing, and critical education studies. Combining classical American modern and postmodern dance vocabularies, neo-traditional Ghanaian movement, and social Funk styles, Abadoo draws from the “tradition of black literature and art that unites past and present in unsparing dialog.” She has performed for over a decade with internationally renowned dance companies and choreographers including Gesel Mason, Liz Lerman, Urban Bush Women, David Dorfman Dance and the Dance Exchange. She’s worked with students as a guest artist at the University of Maryland, Brown University, James Madison University, East Carolina University, Dickinson College and the University of Virginia. Abadoo earned her MFA in dance from the University of Maryland, and her BFA in dance education with a concentration in modern dance and a minor in strategic advertising from the University of the Arts.