AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Du’Bois A’Keen, a true renaissance spirit and Georgia-Native residing in NYC, is a choreographer, dancer, singer and performer with the renowned performance ensemble and contemporary dance company Urban Bush Women. A’Keen has been with UBW since December 2014. During his time with the company he has toured both nationally and internationally; developing and performing in 3 world premier shows and is now UBW’s branding and marketing strategist. Aside from working with UBW, A’Keen has produced and premiered his own work on the Kennedy Center stages, been featured in the New York Times and Dance Magazines and jazz clubs throughout New York. When he is not performing A’Keen works as the CEO & Creative Director of A’KEEN BRAND, LLC a Creative Agency with an attached lifestyle blog and brand platform: ‘KEEN Thinking.
He has had much success working across the industries of film, fashion, dance and music. A’Keen is an IFP Screen Forward Lab Fellow for the 2017 cohort and 2018 NYTV Featured Artist. While he works across many genres and industries as a producer, consultant and artist one of his main passions is dance. He is joining the Arizona Opera with his Operatic Debut as choreographer and guest artists of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird. With this new venture A’Keen looks forward to continued growth and success nationally and internationally, alongside his beautiful wife and life partner Camry Vonyae' A'Keen.