My name is Trashina Conner I am a 28 year old native from Saginaw, MI where I began dancing at a young age. My passion for dance developed through my life eventually leading me to Howard University where I attained my BFA in Theater Arts with a concentration in Dance in 2011.
Immediately after I moved to New York City where I currently reside. Since here I have had the immense pleasure of performing with Def Dance Jam Community (2011-2015). Mickey D. and Friends (2011-Current), Vashti Dance Theater (2015-2016). In 2014, I premiered a self-choreographed piece '3.26.06' as a solo artist with BalaSole Dance Company. I have worked with choreographers: Ronald K. Brown, Dianne McIntyre, Nathan Trice, Lisa Johnson-Willingham, Michael Leon Thomas, and others.
When I am not performing you can find me in a classroom, cafeteria, or music room teaching dance to the young scholars of NYC. Through jazz, contemporary, ballet, swing, sign infused dance, and improve I aim to bring discipline, communication skills, self-love, and a safe space for personal expression to my students.
In 2015, I began the process of writing and publishing my first children's book "18 Ingredients to Make Daddy". In the book you will learn of MJ's recipe in creating her 'perfect' daddy. With this book I hope to shine light on the importance of father and daughter relationships. Also salute all fathers who attend dance recitals, braid hair, read bedtime stories, and when their child says "Daddy" they're there.