Persephone DaCosta (she, her) is the founder, artistic director, and choreographer for Batingua Arts. Of Trinidadian descent, Persephone began her dance training at the early age of 6, and throughout her life has studied ballet, tap, jazz, traditional African dance, and much more. She graduated from Stony Brook University, where she studied dance, anthropology, and “Community Development through the Arts.”
Persephone trained with renowned Ivorian Master Dancer and Drummer Vado Diamonde and has danced for his company Kotchegna as well as touring with Bambara Dance and Drum Company and Mikerline’s Haitian Folklore Dance Company. She is a certified Dance Teacher and works at Metropolitan Corporate Academy in downtown Brooklyn, while simultaneously continuing to preserve, educate, and celebrate Afro Caribbean Culture through Batingua Arts.