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OUR STAFF

Leigh Street Management Team

Tanya Dennis

Tanya Dennis

Founder/Facilities Manager

At 13 years of age, Tanya Dennis was a dance instructor at Grove Recreation and Parks in Berkeley California and had a professional dance company by the age of 16…

 

Renee Knight

Renee Knight

Executive Director

African Dance Consultant, Major Gift Officer and Executive Director of Ezibu Muntu African Dance & Cultural Foundation. One of Renee’s passion in life is…

 

Nancy

Nancy Nelson-Ewing

Theater/Artistic Director

Nancy Nelson Ewing aka Nan-Lynn Nelson is a professional Actor for over 30 years. Her extensive background includes her starring debut on Broadway…

 

Roland Carrington

Ronald Carrington

Media Director

Ronald E. Carrington is a seasoned Broadcast Television and executive management professional with more than 30 years of experience in business development and…

 

Tony Hall

Tony Hall

Technical Director

Tony Hall has worked in the entertainment industry for 22 years primarily in Northern California where he
grew up…

 

Brenda Bentley

Brenda Bentley

Treasurer/Bookkeeper

Brenda Bentley is one of the charter members of the Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company. She currently serves as the controller of a non-profit organization…

 

Paul Joseph Griffith

Paul Joseph Griffith

African Culture Advisor

Scholar, historian, and educator Paul Joseph Griffith has worked as an American and Korean Public School Teacher, Lecturer and Professional Development…

 

Karen

Karen Barber Thomas

Marketing Director

Karen Barber Thomas serves as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory lead for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program’s Utility…