Cultural Arts Studio – School of Afro-Caribbean Dance

About the Artist

Cultural Arts Studio, School of Afro-Caribbean Dance is a creative space that mixes and celebrates African and Caribbean traditional dances.

Professional dancer and arts educator of Caribbean descent, Julianne Lavertu, has been pursuing her passion for movement since the young age of three years old. She specializes in Afro-Caribbean dance and lights up whenever given the chance to speak about the beauties and complexities of the culture of her ancestors. Julianne has also been a teacher and choreographer at the Cultural Arts Studio since 2018, instructing children from the ages of 3 to 15 to embrace themselves through African and Caribbean culture. She believes everyone should have the chance to claim ownership of themselves and tell their stories through movement, regardless of age, size, fitness or ability.

We want people to know that our space and programs are inclusive and don’t conform to traditional dance margins.

— Cultural Arts Studio – School of Afro-Caribbean Dance

Artist's Programs

Curriculum Links

Explore aspects of Afro-Caribbean culture and dance, storytelling, oral literacy, active listening skills, story structure, myth and legend.

Artistic Disciplines



Black, Culturally Diverse, Women+


All ages, Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Seniors, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Language Proficiency

English, French

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