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I Am

princess mhoon.


Hello! I am Princess Mhoon. Let's dance.

Princess Mhoon, a 2022 Microsoft Legacy Project Honoree in dance, is an award winning director, choreographer, producer, educator, and scholar. Recognized by Huffington Post as one of 26 Female Choreographers You Should Know in 2016, her projects have been commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, DC Jazz Festival, and Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs where she curated a historical concert in 2022 featuring over 200 dancers to an estimated audience of 7,000. Mhoon has created works celebrating the musical cannons of Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, and Dizzy Gillespie. Mhoon is a proud graduate of Leadership Greater Washington - the District of Columbia’s premier leadership incubator.


In July of 2023, Mhoon premiered a film projection at Chicago’s Art on the Mart, the largest outdoor digital art platform in the world. Mhoon served as Director and Executive Producer of this groundbreaking animated film starring members of the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project. Hailed as "a visionary of her generation" by choreographer Rennie Harris, Mhoon is a second-generation artist and entrepreneur from Chicago and Director of the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project at the University of Chicago. She is also the founder of the award winning Princess Mhoon Dance Institute in Washington, DC, founded in 2010.

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Founder & CEO


Princess Mhoon Dance Institute Washington, DC Since 2011    

  • Founder & CEO Achievements 

  • Founded and established "Artistic Rhythms Productions" in 2015.

  • Grew the company, making it profitable and expanding its reach.

  • Pioneered innovative production techniques and technologies.

  • Formed key partnerships with industry leaders.



Directorial Achievements:

  • Directed and produced award-winning dance film "Harmonious Motion" (2021).

  • Artistic Director of the acclaimed "Euphoria Dance Company."

  • Curated major dance festivals, celebrating diverse dance forms.

Choreographic Achievements:

  • Choreographed emotionally charged piece "Rhythmic Reverie" (2019).

  • Choreographed for the prestigious "City Ballet Company."

  • Conducted workshops and master classes, nurturing future talent.


Scholarly Achievements 

  • Earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Dance from Howard University.

  • Completed a Master of Arts degree in Public History at Howard University with a focus on the Black tradition in American dance.

  • Contributed to important works in the field of African and African American studies.

  • Recognized as an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grantee for research on Black dance in Chicago.

  • Served as faculty at prestigious institutions such as Howard University and American University.


Educator Achievements 

  • Educated and inspired students as Director of the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project at the University of Chicago.

  • Founded and led the award-winning Princess Mhoon Dance Institute in Washington, DC.

  • Acknowledged as a 2021 DC Star by the DC office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment.

  • Conducted workshops and master classes at prestigious institutions, sharing your expertise with aspiring dancers.

  • Contributed to the history and preservation of Black dance as a scholar and educator


Speaker & Writer Achievements

  • Engaged audiences as a dynamic speaker, addressing topics related to dance, arts, and culture.

  • Authored articles and essays, contributing to publications on the rich history of Black dance.

  • Delivered a powerful address at the Presidential Inaugural Gospel Celebration for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

  • Presented as a panelist for The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans during Women's History Month.

  • Published thought-provoking content on the intersection of dance, history, and African American culture.


Program & Curriculum Design Achievements 

  • Designed and developed the curriculum for the highly regarded "Artistic Rhythms Dance Academy."

  • Created innovative dance programs that cater to students of all ages and skill levels.

  • Pioneered a culturally diverse dance curriculum, celebrating the rich history of Black dance traditions.

  • Collaborated with educational institutions to enhance dance education through well-structured programs.

  • Acknowledged for contributions to dance education and curriculum design in the arts community.



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