Oronde S. Sharif

  • Senior Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Studies

PUBLIC SERVICE (NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL) AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, International Association of Blacks in Dance
  • Member, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc,
  • Coach, Nadia Track Club, Pittsburgh, Pa.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Nativity: A Christmas Gift, Shona Sharif African Dance and Drum Ensemble Pittsburgh, PA, 2007
  • Black Nativity, Shona Sharif African Dance and Drum Ensemble Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2006
  • Sarafina, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2007
  • Koniaya—The Wedding, KanKouran West African Dance Co. Washington, DC, 2005
  • Circle of Praise—The Lincoln Center, KanKouran West African Dance Co. New York, 2005

RESEARCH INTERESTS

West African Dance, Afro-Caribbean Dance, Dunham Technique, African-American Dance

Education & Training

  • MSW, University of Pittsburgh 1997, Specialization in Community Organizing
  • BA, University of Pittsburgh 1995, Major in Africana Studies