Mora-Amina Parker

lead rehearsal & artistic associate

Mora-Amina Parker (lead rehearsal & artistic associate) was born in St. Louis and raised in San Francisco. A child athlete, she began to train as a dancer when she was 15 at the San Francisco High School of the Arts under the tutelage of Reginald Ray Savage. Upon graduation, Parker joined the Savage Jazz Dance Company in Oakland. She then went on to work with Robert Moses’ Kin, Philadanco II, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Jeanne Ruddy, Reflections Dance Company, and Philadanco. While a member of Philadanco, Parker trained and received her classical Pilates certification; she has been an instructor for 10 years and is the proprietor of PowerHouse, Classical Pilates. Parker began working with Camille A. Brown in 2009 and was a founding member of Camille A. Brown & Dancers. In 2014, as a member of the company, she received a Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for Mr. TOL E. RAncE. In addition to performing, Parker was also a collaborator on this two-year project. She has assisted Brown with staging City of Rain for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, premiering the work during the company’s 2019 City Center season, and the revival of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, at both NYC’s Public Theater (2019) and on the Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Brown, at the Booth Theater (2022).