Collette Murray is a dance performer, instructor, mentor and cultural arts programmer. She holds a Sociology BA from University of Toronto, Honours BA in Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity, a certificate in Anti-Racist Research and Practice and is a MEd candidate at York University. Her performance background includes diverse genres across Caribbean folk, traditional West African drum/dance and other movements across the African diaspora. During her study abroad in South Africa and Costa Rica she taught dance workshops in the community, in schools and to educators. Engaged in the Caribbean and African arts community for over seventeen years, she continues to collaborate and train with master teachers abroad. In 2017, she performed in Senegal with Pape N’Diaye’s Les Enfant de Soleil. As former dance faculty and guest choreographer among many youth performance groups and community arts organizations, her mobile dance education business, misscocomurray.