Meet the Day 2 Keynote


"I established the International Deaf Dance Festival to give people a place to be who they are. For me to be who I am. And dance gave us all a place to heal." 
- Antoine Hunter, TEDxUCDavisSF

Antoine Hunter is an award-winning African-American Deaf producer, choreographer, film/theater actor, dancer, dance instructor, model, poet, speaker, mentor, Deaf advocate, and the founder and artistic director of the Urban Jazz Dance Company. Featuring the syncopation of urban jazz rhythms, the company embodies the importance of play and performance to connect cultures of all races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Through this work, Deaf and other-abled artists, increase awareness around Deaf issues via the performing arts while contributing to the craft.

In addition to his role as a keynote speaker, Hunter and his dance company will be performing for students at the Indiana School for the Deaf.