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COBA - Biographies
Charmaine Headley in 'Orisha Suite'
COBA:BIOGRAPHIES
CHARMAINE HEADLEY
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Charmaine Headley, a Trinidadian-Barbadian by birth and culture, is a co-founder, teacher and performer of COBA, Collective Of Black Artists. Charmaine is a graduate of School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the School of the Barbados Dance Theatre, where she went on to dance with the Barbados National Dance Theatre Company.
Charmaine Headley, a Trinidadian-Barbadian by birth and culture, is a co-founder, teacher and performer of COBA, Collective Of Black Artists. Charmaine is a graduate of School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the School of the Barbados Dance Theatre, where she went on to dance with the Barbados National Dance Theatre Company. She has performed extensively throughout Ontario, Winnipeg, Vancouver and the United States as a member of COBA and was a member of OMO Dance Co from 1996 to 2002. Her other independent ventures include b current's multi-disciplinary production "dark Diaspora...In dub" and "rock, paper sistahs. Mei'rim Dance Company; the Gina Lori Riley Dance Enterprise and the Danny Grossman Dance Company along with film appearances in Seeking Salvation and The Feast of all Saints.

Charmaine's choreographic works to date include "BUSH BATH" in (1997); UNFINISHED SIN...4 ME (a tribute to a creative soul who was killed senselessly); REBIRTH in 1994;BEFORE MADNESS in 1993; JUSTIFY in 2000; INSPIRIT in 2001 and WASSUP in 2004. She also served as choreographer for the Inner Stage Theatre, Jobs Ontario Youth Program (JOY), Ache Women of Colour, Fresh Arts Youth Program and Usafiri Dance and Drum Ensemble where she also taught Caribbean Indigenous Folk and Contemporary dance. Mother of one, Charmaine is a certified Gerontologist, and has recently completed a Masters Degree in Dance Ethnology which has created a dance motivated programs for seniors.

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