Antoine Hunter is an African American Deaf/Hard of Hearing Choreographer, Dancer, Dance Instructor, Actor and Advocate. Hailing from Oakland, CA, he began dancing with Dawn James at Skyline High School. Over the years he has studied West African Dance with Master C.K. and Betty Ladzekpo, and studied at the Paul Taylor Summer Intensives in 2003 and 2004.
Mr. Hunter has performed with Savage Jazz Dance Company under Artistic Director Reginald Ray Savage since 2001 as dance Artist/Performer/Jazz Dance Instructor. Additionally, he has performed with Nuba Dance Theater, earned many lead roles with The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Sins Invalid, and Epiphany's Trolley Dance Company. Mr. Hunter has also had the honor of performing with Alayo Dance Company under Artistic Director, Ramon Ramos Alayo and Robert Moses' Kin Dance Company under Artistic Director, Robert Moses.
Mr. Hunter attended the California Institute of the Arts and is studying toward a B.A. degree in Dance through St.Mary's College of California's LEAP Program. He is a faculty member at East Bay Center of the Performing Arts, Youth In Arts, Co-Director/Founder of Iron Tri-Angel Urban Ballet in Richmond, Urban Jazz instructor for Dance-A-Vision Ent. in Oakland, CA, and an Instructor and Rehearsal Director for the Ross Dance Company with Tecsia Ross.
Antoine Hunter is the founder and the director of Urban Jazz Dance Company, Dance Captain for an Expedia.com Commercials, and Choreographer for Amerikana The Musical. Mr. Hunter danced for various companies from many parts of the world like Cuba, Rome, Paris and much more. Through his art and advocacy he proves that those with a hearing loss or any kind of disability can reach for their dreams. He emphasizes that Deafness is Culture and he aims to educate that to everyone through his craft and advocacy.