DeMar Walker is the Artistic Director of Ko-Thi Dance Company. He has performed & choreographed in the following productions: The Sweet Grass Project, VIBRATIONS: Rhythmic Motion, UJIMA & JUBA-LEE which premiered in August 2019 celebrating the company’s 50th Anniversary. From 2014-2021, DeMar served as an Associate Lecturer of African Diasporic dance at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – Peck School of the Arts/Department of Dance.

He has traveled to the countries of Guinea & Senegal to train, research, & perform in international workshops with various internationally acclaimed teachers. DeMar is a contributor to the publication entitled “Black in the Middle: An Anthology of the Black Midwest”. In Fall 2021, he directed & released his first dance short film The Beckoning which has been screened in the multiple international film festivals. It has received several accolades including the 2021 Mozaik Philanthropy Future Art Award, as well as, Best Film & Best Director at the VOICES HEARD segment during this year’s Milwaukee International Short Film Festival. Currently, DeMar is also a first year graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in English at Marquette University with an emphasis on Black arts history in the Midwestern United States.

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