Anthea Young

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Anthea Young was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Washington, D.C. Her training started at the Creative Dance Center under the direction of Joyce Mosso and Shawn Cosby and studied ballet extensively at the Dance Institute of Washington, founded by Fabian Barnes. She gained crucial ballet training at the Dance Theater of Harlem, while participating in ther program at the Kennedy Center as well as their summer intensives. In 2004, she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in dance and was asked to join Spectrum Dance Theater, under the direction of Donald Byrd. After her time at Spectrum, Anthea moved to Los Angeles, where she performed on a variety of award shows including the Oscars, MTV VMA’s, Billboard Awards, the Emmy’s, AMA’s, the BET Music Awards, and iHeart Radio Music Festival. Anthea has worked for a diverse group of choreographers such as Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne, Fatima Robinson, Hi-Hat, Marguerite Derricks, Keith Young, Daniel Ezralow, Mandy Moore, Rob Ashford, Kathryn Burns, Dominique Kelley, Michael Peña, and Nick & RJ. Anthea has furthermore danced for prominent artists like Leona Lewis, Kelly Rowland, Cris Cornell, Selena Gomez, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Pink, Alessia Cara, and Iggy Azalea.