While attending USF, she was fortunate to have participated in a number of related social justice activities, teaching poor children in public schools, helping prisoners in the San Bruno county jail, and even educating impoverished children through dance in Tacna, Peru. Donna has extensive experience outside of USF, including participating and organizing hip-hop ‘crews’, community dance projects, teaching dance at CY Dance Studio, and participating in avant garde productions, workshops, and rehearsals.
In addition to her work with Bad Unkl sista, Donna has also worked extensively with hip-hop ‘crews’ such as Academy of Villians (AoV), Funkanometry, and Syde Prajekt. Donna’s dance and choreography experience includes jazz, modern, and funk, but her two biggest passions are Butoh and hip-hop. She is currently working on fusing Butoh with hip-hop into a dance style she calls “brilliantly awkward movements.”