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 everything that we do. We have supporters who have been with us since day one and who have become a part of the Thiossane family.

Of all the Thiossane values (appropriateness, respect, knowledge, adaptability, restraint, and excellence), which one do you feel the most during your time in the company? Why?

Respect and adaptability. Those are two values that I learned as a child that really stuck with me. We need to learn adaptability because sometimes things change and you have to know how to adjust.

We should always respect others and respect ourselves and know that when we’re out in the world, we are representing ourselves and our families. So it’s not enough to be respectful, we also have to be respectable.

What do you see as your role in Thiossane? (Dancer, drummer, other?)

Company Dancer

What do you hope to bring to Thiossane as a dancer?

I remember everything, so I am the company historian. There can be a dance from several years ago and I will remember all of the choreography. I am also a lefty so I bring genius to the group! And everyone knows they have to feed me. If you want it done right, I have to have a full stomach.

What do you hope to accomplish in the next 15 years with Thiossane? How do you imagine the future of Thiossane?

I hope to see tremendous growth. We’ve come a long way from African Beginnings and I hope to explore new avenues. We are on our way with our current routine, which adds a theatrical element to the performance. So I hope to see more choreography like that.