Kantrice has been instructing dance for over 20 years. She first began dancing at the age of ten and fell in love with modern dance immediately.
Her love for dance led her to the Chicago Academy for the Performing Arts where she was one of 24 students admitted to the dance program. Ms. Ogletree continued her dance education at California Institute of the Arts as a dance major. There, she honed her skills as a performer in Modern and African dance. Her love for the art allowed her to train with dance historian, Tommy Gomez, principal dancer of the late Katherine Dunham.
She has also been privileged to participate in Master Classes from well-known artists Maurice Hines and Ben Vereen. As a teacher and choreographer for Dance Gallery Ms. Ogletree has been able to continue to do what she loves as well as help shape future dancers for over 10 years. She has watched her students talents grow beyond her wildest dreams. Former students have gone on to dance for major companies such as Bill T. Jones and Dallas Black Dance Theater as well as become master teachers internationally. Kantrice looks forward to continuing her dance journey for many years to come.
“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.” – Agnes de Mille