About De Ama Battle
Born in Cambridge, De Ama Battle is an arts educator and the founder of the Art of Black Dance and Music, Inc. (ABDM). Since 1975 her company has sought to unify people of African descent “through the study of African-rooted dance, music, and folklore” to highlight “cultural similarities within the African Diaspora.” Spanning four continents, her work has seen her study with dance masters from across the globe. As a dance historian and arts educator, deeply invested in youth education, she has spent over 45 years enriching the Boston Metro area through movement. Classically trained in American and international dance forms, Battle has held faculty positions at Wellesley College, Boston Conservatory of Music and Dance, Roxbury Community College, the Cambridge Schools, along with various national and international teaching facilities.