Du’Bois A’Keen

Du’Bois A’Keen

Du’Bois A’Keen is a proud father and husband: an accomplished choreographer, producer, published author and filmmaker: a true renaissance spirit. He is the co-founder and creative director of A’KEEN BRAND; a modern creative agency and production company. 

A’Keen started his professional career primarily working as a dancer, singer and choreographer: touring, teaching and performing, then expanding into Branding & Marketing Strategist/Consultant for companies like UBW Contemporary Dance Company, Vitae London, Nike and LadyLike Fashion and Beauty Brand; and finally into the roles of Choreographer, Producer and Director for Film and Television. 

He made his Operatic Debut in 2018, as the Choreographer and Guest Artist of Charlie Parker’s YardBird with the Arizona Opera. He is a 2018 NYTV Featured Artist, 2019 choreographer and producer for FOX NETWORK’s DANCE SQUAD and 2020 guest Choreographer for OPERA on TAP. A’KEEN most recently premiere his first feature length film, DWB (driving WHILE BLACK), starring Opera Soprano Karen Slack, commissioned by Urban Arias and produced by his production company A’KEEN BRAND and INCARNATION 1 – a dance short film commissioned by RED CLAY DANCE Company. 

A’Keen is also a writer Producer and Director with Untold Productions. 

Calendar

Event Date
Feb 4
to
Feb 5
Bits & Pieces…A love story
Gibney Dance Theatre
New York, NY

Artist Bio

Du’Bois A’Keen is a proud father and husband: an accomplished choreographer, producer, published author and filmmaker: a true renaissance spirit. He is the co-founder and creative director of A’KEEN BRAND; a modern creative agency and production company. As a Georgia native and now NYC based artist and businessman. A’Keen started his professional career primarily working as a dancer, singer and choreographer: touring, teaching and performing. As a dancer/ singer he has performed with Daniel Schynder, Karen Slack, Criag Harris, Alex Ketley, Carl Flink, Jawole Zollar and other notable artists and companies. His touring and performing career allowed him the opportunity to take some of the world’s most renowned stages, Lincoln center, the Apollo, the Kennedy Center, The Ford Theater and others. Eventually, he began to pivot and expand his work as Branding & Marketing Strategist/Consultant for companies like UBW Contemporary Dance Company, Vitae London, Nike and LadyLike Fashion and Beauty Brand; Later, transitioning him into the roles of Choreographer, Producer and Director for Film and Television. A’Keen is also a writer Producer and Director with Untold Production. 

A’Keen’s choreographic and film work has been featured in the NY Times, Dance Magazine and Opera Wire. He is an IFP Screen Forward Lab Fellow for the 2017 cohort. In 2018 he Co- produced, directed and performed for the award winning film anthology series CAMPFIRE POETRY MOVEMENT SERIES. He made his Operatic Debut, also in 2018, as the Choreographer and Guest Artist of Charlie Parker’s YardBird with the Arizona Opera. He is a 2018 NYTV Featured Artist, 2019 choreographer and producer for FOX NETWORK’s DANCE SQUAD and 2020 guest Choreographer for OPERA on TAP. He can be seen on ALL ARTS TALKS and ALL ARTS AT HOME digital series. A’KEEN most recently premiere his first feature length film, DWB (driving WHILE BLACK), starring Opera Soprano Karen Slack, commissioned by Urban Arias and produced by his production company A’KEEN BRAND and INCARNATION 1 – a dance short film commissioned by RED CLAY DANCE Company. 

A’Keen thoroughly enjoys collaborating and working “interdisciplinarially” across the industries of film, fashion, music and dance. He looks forward to continued growth and success nationally and internationally, alongside his beautiful daughter and wife/life partner, Camry Vonyaé A’Keen.

 

Video

DWB Trailer

Podcast 80: dwb (Driving While Black)

ALL ARTS Talks Recovery: The Artists

INCARNATION 1 – The Process (Short Film)

FOX Network’s Dance Squad Episode : Choreographer/ Producer

Dance short Film Stanzas