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Ama Law Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Performing Arts

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MFA Dance - University of Maryland B.S. Neurobiology & Physiology - University of Maryland

Mariama "Ama" Law began her dance training with Kankouran West African Dance Company. Literally being born into the African culture, as both of her parents are 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, a collective of teaching artists, hip hop guardians, DMV representatives, parents, lovers, achievers, students and hip hop ambassadors who promote social change through movement. Pronounced “Karma” because it guides our lives. Law is also an alumni of local hip hop groups Culture Shock D.C. and KickRocks crew. Most recently, she received her MFA in dance from UMD and has been teaching as an adjunct there. She is excited to join American University as an adjunct professorial lecturer and continues youth and adult classes at Dance Place DC. She is 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.
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Spring 2021

  • DNCE-205 Dancing Body in a Moving World