Erica ‘Rae’ Smith, Philadelphia native, received her B.F.A in Modern Dance and has worked with noted dance companies such as New LeJa Dances, Mahogany Dance Theatre, Tania Isaac Dance, Valerie Branch Dance Ensemble and Lesole's Dance Project. Erica has trained in many styles of dance ranging from Ballet, Modern, and Jazz to South African and Caribbean. She was an instructor with the Dance Institute of Washington’s Education and Outreach Program and multiple dance studios within Prince George’s County, MD. In 2013 Erica Rae presented choreography as a part of Connecting Vibes USA & UK Educational and Performance Dance, in St. George’s, Grenada. In 2011 Erica also developed her own program Raediant Movement; a traveling dance workshop, providing workshops and classes in Dancehall & Modern dance techniques in both Philadelphia, Tri-State & The DC Metro Areas. Now Raediant Movement, LLC is a full dance company hosting dance classes, events and performances across the Washington, DC Metro area. Erica serves as the choreographer, instructor, rehearsal director, production manager and dancer within Raedient Movement, LLC.
Shatiea Blount is the Administrative Director of Raediant Movement LLC. She has a Masters of Social Work degree and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C), Certified Professional Coach (CPC), and has been a Raediant Movement Training to Stage student since 2017. She has over 10 years of experience providing, event planning, strategic planning, and consultative support individuals, non-profits and local businesses alike. She is the Founder and CEO of Eye In Me— a social justice informed psychotherapy practice. Shatiea oversees the administrative and managerial responsibilities of the company. She is also a dancer, serves as a rehearsal director and a production manager.