Feeling the music: How Oakland native Antoine Hunter dances professionally while being Deaf

Summarized by Amanda Hall

Antoine Hunter fell in love with dance when his mother took him to see The Nutcracker ballet in Oakland, California. He joined a dancing group in high school and designed a dance by himself. The difference between Hunter and the rest of his class? He was deaf.

Hunter feels the vibrations in music to create dance. The movement allows him to express himself through art. He also feels strongly about encouraging deaf people to participate in different art forms.

Hunter created the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival and is part of the Real Urban Jazz Dance Company. His goal is to spread the message that a person can be beautiful all the time, not just on the “beautiful days.”

You can read more about Antione Hunter here.

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