With degrees in English, Dance and Theology, Ronya-Lee LaVaune Anderson is a dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter and educator. She is currently an MFA Candidate and Teaching Fellow at the University of Maryland School of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. A former member of the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, Clancy Works, and Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange, she has performed nationally and internationally. Her work has been most recently commissioned by the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and she is an inaugural 2020 recipient of the Kennedy Center REACH Office Hours Commission.
She holds a Master’s of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park. With the ukulele as her songwriting companion, Ronya-Lee uses her dance and choreography experience to create a unique live journey. She combines live music, text, detailed costuming and original sound in her art making.