About D(N)A Arts
UTILIZING THE ARTS TO ENRICH THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
D(n)A Arts is committed to building a community of dynamic performers, leaders, and thinkers by utilizing the art of dance. D(n)A Arts assists young artists to navigate the evolving world of dance through versatile, well-rounded intensives, master classes and workshops. Our collective believes in enriching the lives of others by fostering a giving spirit in the hearts of young artists and dancers.
Daisha Graf ’s career has put her center stage as a dancer with some of the biggest hip-hop and R&B artists in the business. She has performed with Beyonce, Diddy, Rihanna, Pitbull, TLC, Jill Scott and Santigold to name a few. Daisha graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in Dance. Soon after graduation, Daisha earned a coveted spot on Rihanna’s European tour. Additionally, Daisha landed roles on feature films such as, VH1's "The Breaks", “Step Up 2”, “Step Up 3D”, and “When in Rome”. After becoming a respected performer at the top of the commercial dance world, Daisha found she still needed other outlets to both fulfill and express herself as a performing artist. A quadruple threat, Daisha is a highly sought after dancer, singer, actress and yoga instructor. Dowload her latest EP, "I Am The Daisha" on Soundcloud (IamtheDaisha).
Alicia Graf Mack
Alicia Graf Mack is a former lead dancer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She has also been a principal ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Alicia has danced as a guest performer with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Beyonce, John Legend, Andre 3000 and most recently, Alicia Keys on the 2013 Set the World on Fire World Tour. In addition, she’s appeared at many galas and festivals including the Youth America Grand Prix and the International Stars of the 21st Century. She has made national television appearances as a featured guest on Live with Kelly and Michael and The Tavis Smiley Show. Mrs. Mack graduated magna cum laude with honors in History from Columbia University and holds a MA in Nonprofit Management from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named Alicia an American Innovator of the Arts and Sciences. Mrs. Mack is a recipient of the Columbia University Medal of Excellence, an award given each year to one alumnus who has demonstrated excellence in their field of work. In 2008, she had the honor of delivering the keynote address to the graduates of Columbia University’s School of General Studies. Alicia is a gifted writer. She has contributed to some of the most prestigious national magazines in her industry; Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine and Dance Spirit. Recently, she wrote the historic cover story, “Beyond Role Models” for Pointe Magazine’s June/July 2014 diversity issue featuring Ashley Murphy, Ebony Williams and Misty Copeland. She has also authored the foreword of American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History by Margaret Fuhrer. Currently, Alicia is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Webster University in St. Louis, MO.