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Lecturer in Dance Kara Mack

Kara Mack is a choreographer and creative director with an expertise in African Diasporic music and dance. Recent credits include COMING TO AMERICA 2 (Assistant Choreographer) as well as Freeform’s GOOD TROUBLE. Other notable credits include assisting Industry-Leading Choreographer Fatima Robinson on Kendrick Lamar’s iconic performance at the 58th Grammy Awards, Busta Rhymes' performance at the 2021 MTV VMA’s, and the 2023 "The Color Purple" Movie. Other television credits include co-choreographing Chance the Rapper’s performance on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE as well as projects with the NBA, Disney, NBC, and Fox and being Margot Robbie's Movement Coach for the movie "Babylon".

Kara is the founder of Africa in America®, which serves as a primary resource for professionals and participants of African Diasporic music, dance, arts & culture in America. Her passion and expertise have led her to teach all over the nation including The Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Kara was also an Artist-In-Resident at the renowned Theater of Hearts; a Los Angeles based non-profit organization focusing on reaching at-risk youth through the arts. As a dancer Kara has performed on several award shows including the Grammys, NAACP Image Awards, The BET Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards.

This year Kara is teaching two courses at UCSD: TDMV 130 (Intermediate Jazz) and TDMV 138 (Beginning Hip Hip: Roots in the African Diaspora). 


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