Omonike Akinyemi, Dance & Film-making
After dancing with Ballet Hispanico of New York Apprentice Dance company, Omonike founded Alaafia Dance at Yale and performed with Val Ramos Flamenco. Among the groups she has choreographed for are the Dramat Children's Theater (New Haven) and Glimmer Globe Theatre (Cooperstown). She continues to perform with Image Quilt Dance Theater as well. As a film-maker, Omonike makes narrative fiction films and documentaries.
Omonike has taught dance and film in various settings-- Aqua dance at Philadelphia Lee Cultural Center, African dance with The Real House, Jazz at Proctors Dance Lab, flamenco, with the Albany-Berkshire Ballet, as an artist in residence with Arts, Letters, and Numbers, adjunct professor at SUNY Albany, and as a dance teacher in the City School District of Albany.
Duncan E. Bailey: “Capturing moments one photo at a time” Duncan Bailey's wonderful journey into the world of Photography had its origin over 25 years ago. Although his interest in taking photos started with the creative influence of his older brother Bruce, during his years at Albany High School, Mr. Bailey was fortunate to attend photography classes under the instruction of Phillip Gunther. It was under Gunther’s guidance and training that Bailey blossomed in the position of yearbook photographer. Since then, Duncan has evolved, transitioning from film to digital photography. Throughout the years, Duncan Bailey has photographed weddings, portraits, ordinations, Kwanzaa Celebrations, the Penn Relays, many sporting events, beautiful landscapes, and wild animals. He worked with Omonike as part of a mountain photography team at Catamount and Plattekill mountain ski resorts as well.
Our Camp Counselors are youth age 16-21 with experience in the arts. They come from a variety of backgrounds and overall love to share in the art of learning.