Ron’Dale is excited to be one of ODA’s new Program Coordinators! A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Ron’Dale Simpson began dancing at the age of 6. He danced in youth dance groups and competed in local talent shows. Ron’Dale attended Central State University where he participated in several extracurricular activities and clubs. He was a member of the university marching band, where in his last year he served as the Drum major. Ron’Dale is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity and also the current national president of Nu Rho Sigma Fine Arts Fraternity.
He enjoys a career as a performer and educator in hip hop, afro-fusion, modern, and other dance styles. He is the Founder and artistic director of Blakk Jakk Dance Collective. He has done work with the Rainey Institute, Cleveland Playhouse, Karamu House, CMSD Schools, and freelance work in the community.
He is so happy to bring his talents to Open Doors Academy!