Edna Stevens is a choreographer, performing, and teaching artist that has taken her craft locally, nationally and internationally. She has performed and offered instructional dance presentations and performances in New York, Wisconsin, Minnesota, then oversea in Korea, Japan and Nigeria as well as led Gospel devotions in Senegal. She instructs classes, workshops and residencies at various locations yearly in the Twin Cities. Born in Liberia and raised in New York, Edna’s unique style blends both her African roots and American flavor. Edna is the founder and Artistic Director of Universal Dance Destiny (UDD), a pioneer non-profit dance company that specializes in traditional and contemporary styles of West African dace . Edna’s goal is to continue connecting people of all communities through the history, meaning and movement of dance. She believes that creativity is limitless and enjoys teaching dance to people of all ages and experience.