On July 2nd at 6pm, The Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series, NECCA, Brattleboro School of Dance, Side Stream Studio and Windham World Affairs Council present Next Stage’s 2022 Artist-in-Residence, Amirah Sackett. Amirah is a hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and educator based in Chicago and Next Stage will be giving away 10 tickets to WWAC members for this event(which will happen at NECCA). Send an email to Maia@pennilessproject.com for a chance to win a pair of tickets!
An internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Amirah Sackett explores and embodies her Muslim American identity through combining hip-hop movement and Islamic themes. She reached viral video fame after being featured on POPSUGAR Celebrity, The Huffington Post, AJ+, and Upworthy. Amirah was named one of “17 Muslim American Women Who Made America Great in 2016” by The Huffington Post. Sackett was honored to be a TEDx speaker, guest lecturer and teacher at Harvard University, and a cultural diplomat with the U.S. State Department in Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Kuwait. Most recently, she had the honor to represent the U.S.A. as a cultural performer, in the United Arab Emirates, at the Expo 2020 Dubai, the SWANA’s region’s first World’s Fair. Based in Chicago, Amirah continues to teach the next generation and encourage emerging artists to use hip-hop culture as a way to uplift, inspire, and create social change.