Sunshine founder and director of Ubuntu Dance and Drum Collective, has built an impressive career as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with decades of experience. She has trained and performed with NYC based groups like Malaki Ma Kongo, Izulu Dance Theater, and Kowteff West African Dance Co. Sunshine has studied with renowned artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and America, including Thelma Martin, Thuli Dumakude, Amaniyea Payne, Aicha Diop, Marie Bass-Wiles, and Youssouf Koumbassa. Some of the highlights of her dance career include "Dance Africa" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; "Nzinga: The Queen King" Theater Production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; dance features with Reggae artists Bunny Wailer (of the famed group Bob Marley and the Wailers) and Jimmy Cliff at Radio City Music Hall, NYC and "Sunsplash", in Jamaica, W I; Bishop Tutu at the United Nations; and Senegal, West Africa with Baba Chuck Davis.
Shine is dedicated to enhancing an appreciation of art, artistic expression, and cultivating discipline through fitness. She is a humanitarian and activist. Her tool of choice is the universal language and socially relevant modality of dance! Shine's works preserve authentic African dance while creating contemporary works that build on African and African diasporic cultural traditions. Her ultimate goal is to foster a vision of hope, courage, unity, pride, empowerment, and edu-tainment to the community at large.