Song Aziza Tucker
Sixteen-year-old Song Aziza Tucker has been a student of dance for 10 years. When she moved to Philadelphia, she studied at Philadanco Dance Company and then at Ballethnic for a year after moving to Atlanta. Now she takes classes 2-3 times a week at the school she attends, Dekalb School of the Arts. Along with her dancing, Song has been a lasting participant in social activism, and she has started (along with her friends) an activist group called BAM, Black Activist Movement. The group uses the arts to convey meaning and understanding to social issues. Last year, Song led a die-in at her school; students at her school lay down on the floor for 4 ½ minutes to symbolize the 4 ½ hours Mike Brown lay on the ground after he was killed. As of last year, Song spent three weeks of her summer at ADF, American Dance Festival Three Week School, to further her dance studies. Song will continue her dance studies, aspiring to dance professionally while using her talent to be an activist in social issues.