DANCE GRENADA TEAM
THE DANCE GRENADA CORE TEAM ARE ALSO WORKING PROFESSIONALS WHO HAVE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS FESTIVAL COME TO LIFE!
SHOLA K. ROBERTS
FOUNDER/ EXEC. DIRECTOR
Shola K. Roberts is an international performing professional dancer, dance educator, choreographer and fitness instructor based in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2019, Shola was selected as one of the eight candidates to pursue her Doctoral degree in Dance Education at Columbia University.
Shola attended Howard University and earned her BFA in Dance and Caribbean Studies. She was apart of the last graduating class that studied under the tutelage of the late Dr. Sherrill Berryman Johnson. She currently serves as the Dance Educator and Arts Liason for MS 354- School of Integrated Learning in the Crown Heights region of Brooklyn.
Shola, is a proud Grenadian American
AKILAH S. PASCALL
Akilah S. Pascall, Brooklyn-born native by way of Grenada started dancing at the age of three with Creative Dance Theater of Brooklyn. She received fundamental training on Ballet, African, Modern, Hip Hop and Jazz dance. At the age of 10 she migrated to Grenada where she continued her passion for dance by joining the Conception Dance theater and vocal lessons with Valerie Daniel.
She’s currently a Registered Nurse and a Singer-Songwriter. Akilah continues to grow and develop in her love for the Arts by continuing her vocal lessons with Dakota McLeod, Vocalist of the St. Felix St. band specializing on Motown classes and dance classes with founder of the Sholabare experience, Shola K. Roberts. She’s recently started an E-commerce business and is excited to be the Merchandise Manager for the Dance Grenada Festival.
Melissa Noel is an award-winning multimedia journalist, television host, and media
entrepreneur. She brings stories to international audiences with a lens on culture,
travel, social issues, and business.
Melissa’s commitment to bringing attention to the often-underreported stories has
earned her accolades including the global media award for excellence in reporting
from the International Labour Organization; being named a 30 under 30 Caribbean
American emerging leader by the institute for Caribbean studies and a 2018 salute
to excellence award in digital reporting from the National Association of Black
Laureen Redhead is a blossoming entrepreneur who recently returned to Grenada, after
spending over 18 years in the US.
She is a blogger, freelance social media/marketing manager, copywriter, and an event planner.
Dance is an art form she is passionate about. Growing up, she was a member of the Grenada
School of Dance, which was her first introduction to the arts. It’s still one of her first love. She
also enjoys storytelling through her writing, exploring nature, photography, and social events.
Laureen is ecstatic to be part of the Dance Grenada’s 2020 Journey
MIKAEL E. LaROCHE
Currently A Creative Services Manager in Washington DC, Trinidadian Born - Howard Alumnus serves as the Creative on staff.