Errin WeaverAfrican, African Contemporary & Black Spiritual Dance
Errin Weaver is a teaching artist, wellness advocate, and community activator. She began her dance training in African dance as a company member of Dance Afrika Dance of Cleveland, OH. Errin attended Tennessee State University on a university performing arts scholarship and then relocated to Chicago where she performed with the renowned Muntu Dance Theatre, under the direction of Amaniyea Payne.
Errin is certified at the M’Singha Wuti level for the Umfundalai Contemporary African Dance technique and has taught spiritual and African-based dance forms extensively. She has worked with such notable choreographers as Abdel Salaam, Jeffrey Page, Monique Haley, Ronald K. Brown, Babacar N’Diaye, and the late Baba Chuck Davis.
Errin is a sought-after choreographer and instructor of sacred dance rooted in the Gospel tradition. Her organization, Errin Ministries, and the recently formed Raise Your Praise Ministry Institute, trains and equips dancers and leaders toward excellence in dance ministry. In 2019, she formed Mojuba! Dance Collective, an African contemporary dance company dedicated to exploring spiritual and cultural dance traditions of the African Diaspora to restore community wellness, share and validate the Black narrative experience, and reestablish cultural connection.
Errin has created works for Signature Dance Company, Mojuba! Dance Collective, How Excellent! Dance Ministry, the Cleveland Dance Project, and the Cleveland Dance Festival. Her choreography has been presented in festivals and events throughout Northeast Ohio, at Harvard University, in Kingston, Jamaica, and in her evening length work and original production, “How I Got Over: a Cultural Journey of Faith.” The production unites dance ministers, community dancers, and professionals in the telling of the tumultuous history of African Americans and the role faith has played in this story of resilience. Errin has danced with Ko Thi Dance, Anointed Dance Ministries, and at numerous events, festivals, and theatrical productions. She has taught at workshops and conferences nationally, including the OhioDance Festival, Ohio Black Dance Festival, the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference, and Dancing Our Africa.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adults
- Older Adults
Facilities and Resources Required
- Audio System
- Electrical Outlets
- Non-Carpeted Floors
Video courtesy of the teaching artist.
South Euclid Ohio