Camryn E. Stafford
A native of Dallas, Texas, Camryn Stafford credits the beginning of her dance education to Dallas Black Dance Academy and Booker T. Washington HSPVA in addition to summer intensive programs, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, the Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Camryn is a current student at Princeton University studying African American Studies with certificates in Dance and Entrepreneurship. In Princeton's Program in Dance, Camryn has worked on dance projects with Netta Yerushalmy, Christopher Ralph, Peter Chu, and Francesca Harper. Camryn dances with diSiac Dance Company and Princeton University Ballet on campus and is the Founder and Executive Director of Turning Tables Inc., a nonprofit organization that strives to increase diversity in dance and challenge society’s perspective on discriminatory practices in dance. Camryn has been awarded dance high Honors, highest academic honors, great service to the dance department, and various academic and dance scholarships from Booker T. Washington HSPVA. She has been granted funding from the Lewis Center for the Arts through the Peter B. Lewis Fund and The Mellor Fund. Camryn has been highlighted in Voyage Dallas, “Relevé” the Facebook watch series by Brown Girls Do Ballet, and Visit Dallas. A striving professional dancer and arts administrator, Camryn hopes to continue to use her platform to advocate for social change and reform through her initiatives.