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July 8th, 9th and 10th at The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, home of the Black Theater Troupe. Sunday matinee will include a Q&A with the selected choreographers. 

Community Dance Class will be July 16th, 10am -3pm at Phoenix Center for the Arts

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meet the panelist

The BlakTinx Dance Festival Phoenix application is now closed.

We are hard at work preparing for this summer's live in-person program. Learn more about our panelist below.

Announcement coming soon!

Alexander Patrick, PhD., a Louisiana native is currently the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Residential faculty at Glendale Community College. Prior to and throughout his performance timeline, he has continued to enjoy being a theater and dance performer. In addition to theater and dance, Alexander continues to enjoy indulging as a visual artist through painting and drawing. He has trained in the arts throughout his life beginning each form of art at various times in his life. He began as a visual and theater artist as a child, but joined the world of dance as an adult and continues to enjoy training, choreographing, and performing. He is currently dancing as a company member of Convergence Ballet and Scorpius Dance Theatre and performs as a guest artist for a few other companies in the Phoenix Metro area. He is excited about the opportunity to serve as a board member for the Latin Dance Project | BlakTinx Dance Festival. 


Ericka Vaughn Byrne is a Black female dancer, choreographer, writer, director, and educator from Chicago IL. As an educator, she has spent the last 10 years teaching people to build their Emotional Intelligence through Social Emotional Learning (SEL). She has worked for companies such as Mindful Practices and After School Matters in institutions like Northwestern University and Chicago Public Schools. In 2014 she co-founded Project Bound Dance, a Chicago based dance collaboration. In this role, she honed her skills as an administrator, developer of ideas and people, and artistic collaborator. She co-directed and choreographed the company for 4 years until she and her husband moved to Phoenix AZ in 2018. Shortly after her arrival to the valley she became involved with [nueBOX] as the Artist Support and Development Director. She has recently transitioned to the Equity and Diversity Director, focusing her attention on making sure the organization uses their resources equitably and focuses energy on creating more opportunities for BIPOC. She is excited to be working with the Latin Dance Project | BlakTinx Dance Festivalfor the third year in a row, supporting and uplifting Black and Latinx artists.


Rosa Rodríguez-Frazier is an educator, dance-maker, and performing artist based in Riverside, California. Her interest as a first-generation Mexican American woman artist values “movement” as a means to corporally dismantle bi/cultural stereotypes of gender, class, race and citizenship on traditional/non-traditional U.S. performance platforms. Frazier’s movement aesthetic and choreographic interests are rooted in a mix of Late-Modern/Post-Modern and Banda-Norteño social dance forms approached by “Experimental” dance-making processes. Frazier holds a BA in Dance and an MFA in Experimental Choreography from the University of California, Riverside. Over the past decade Frazier has had the opportunity to create and perform work inter/nationally with dance partner, Joey Navarrete (rosa and joey dueto collective), counterpoint/shift under the direction of Sue Roginski, and Primera Generación Dance Collective alongside Alfonso Cervera, Irvin Gonzalez and Patty Huerta. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Riverside City College in Riverside, CA and co-director of the A.B. Miller High School Dance and Conservatory of Dance program in Fontana, CA. Together with members of Primera Generación Dance Collective, Frazier is a board member of Show Box L.A., a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, CA; and board member of the Latin Dance Project, a cultural non-profit corporation- originators of the BlakTinx Dance Festival.

Diandra Adamczyk is a practicing artist working in Arts Administration with dedicated involvement in Contemporary and Performing Art industries. She is an experienced performance programmer with strong media, research, and communication skills within nonprofit organizations. Professionally, Adamczyk is interested in projects that encourage dialogue around the intersections of Contemporary Art, Performance, and Public Programming. Adamczyk is committed to elevating cultural perspectives and enhancing accessibility within the arts.