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Anindo Marshall - MDC Founder & Executive Director
Anindo Marshall: Founder & Executive Director

As a teenager, Sarah Anindo Marshall began her musical career playing the piano every morning during school assembly at Kenya High School in Nairobi, Kenya. She soon started ballet dance training with Madame Vera Zerkovitz, and went on to study other dance disciplines including Jazz, Graham Technique and Dunham Technique in addition to singing.


Sarah continued her dance studies while living in Europe for 8 years, while adding Tap and Afro to her repertoire of dance styles. Anindo moved to the US in 1983 where she continued her study of the Dunham Technique with Miss Katherine Dunham, and the Dunham Masters. Besides being an accomplished piano player, Anindo is also a voice coach and a Drum Master.  Anindo continues to teach worldwide, conducting residencies in colleges throughout the United States, including the top-tier University of Southern California.  Click here to read about Anindo's work as a lecturer at USC, and here for her faculty Q & A page.

In addition to her work for many organizations including Marshall Dance Company, Anindo has a vision to create an Arts Academy In Kenya where young students can acquire the academic and artistic skills they need to survive and prosper in our world.  In cooperation with parents and communities, the academy will offer both formal and one-on-one training in the arts, as well as practical scholastic knowledge.

Marshall Dance Company in Performance
Marshall Dance Company - Student Dancers

Anindo's experience as an accomplished dancer, dance instructor and advocate for the arts includes:

•   Dance instructor & Head of Student Affairs/Registrar at the Debbie Allen Dance                     Academy

•   University of Southern California

•   2016 performer at the White House for Michelle Obama - Black History month

•   Dance instructor - Dance Dimensions Performing Arts Center

•   Coach/Drummer - Dance Moms reality television series

•   Lula Washington Dance Theater

•   Occidental College

•   Los Angeles High School for the Arts 

•   Dallas Black Dance Theater

•   Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

•   Dance Excellence International Festival for Young Dancers

•   A member of the Katherine Dunham Certification Board

•   Program Director and continuing extensive experience working with 4, 5, 6 and 7 year    

     olds in three Arts disciplines: Music, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts

•   Current work with troubled teens in the US Juvenile system

•   Manager and performer in ADAAWE – an all female vocal/percussion band

•   1998 Assistant Music Director - Survivor reality television series - Africa

•   1999 to present - Program Director, Teaching Artist - Dream A World Education, Inc.


Anindo has worked with:


•   Quincy Jones - Back on the Block

•   Debbie Allen

•   Harry Belafonte

•   James Brown

•   Lizza Wright

•   Stevie Wonder (his wedding)

•   Bunny Hull

  Ellen DeGeneres

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