Entries by Tyiesha Radford

Meet NiaAdjowa Sheard

Name? NiaAdjowa Sheard What city are you from? Columbus, Ohio When did you join Thiossane? Story has it, I’ve been dancing since being in the womb; but I officially started dancing at age one When you think of Thiossane, what immediately comes to mind? What does Thiossane mean to you? Support because there are lot […]

Meet Keisha Moorehead

Name? Keisha Moorehead What city are you from? Columbus, Ohio When did you join Thiossane? Originally started with ABCDE, then returned after going to college When you think of Thiossane, what immediately comes to mind? What does Thiossane mean to you? I think of family and the fact that we strive to be traditional in […]

Meet Lori Conner

Name? Lori Conner What city are you from? Youngstown, Ohio When did you join Thiossane? Started in community classes in 2003; joined the company circa 2006 When you think of Thiossane, what immediately comes to mind? What does Thiossane mean to you? Fun, family, spirit, therapy… The rehearsals are very therapeutic for me. You can […]

Meet Kevin Seals

Name? Kevin Seals What city are you from? Columbus, Ohio When did you join Thiossane? Originally started with ABCDE at age 12, then returned in 2009 after going to college When you think of Thiossane, what immediately comes to mind? What does Thiossane mean to you? West African culture – its music, dance, and food. […]

Meet Najiyyah Muqtasid-Denham

Name? Najiyyah Muqtasid-Denham What city are you from? Brooklyn, NY by way of North Carolina When did you join Thiossane? Original member When you think of Thiossane, what immediately comes to mind? What does Thiossane mean to you? Abdou Kounta comes to mind because he embodied Thiossane. Abdou Kounta wanted Thiossane to be a unique […]

Meet Quianna Simpson

Name? Quianna Simpson What city are you from? Columbus, Ohio When did you join Thiossane? Original member; began with the company at age seven When you think of Thiossane, what immediately comes to mind? What does Thiossane mean to you? When I think of Thiossane, I think of family, community, togetherness, respect, and all the […]

Meet Carlton Pope

Name? Carlton Pope What city are you from? Columbus, Ohio When did you join Thiossane? Originally started with ABCDE, then became an original member of Thiossane Institute When you think of Thiossane, what immediately comes to mind? What does Thiossane mean to you? I think of the lineage of the [Diasporic] culture itself and bridging […]