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Afiya McCalla is a first-generation, American-born dancer/choreographer from Brooklyn, New York who began her dancing career at the tender age of three.  Her parents ensured that she was continually exposed to her Jamaican cultural background during her childhood development resulting in Afiya's strong identification with her Jamaican roots.

One of Afiya's proudest accomplishments was helping to raise money for the Bustamante Children's Hospital in Jamaica by being a part of a dance showcase in Kingston.  Her dance contribution allowed the hospital to attain new medical equipment for the children.  Additionally, she has performed in several national dance competitions and won numerous awards.

At age 14, Afiya began teaching and choreographing for young children.  Her love of teaching continues to motivate her in her career.  Her favorite dance form is tap; however she is adept in other forms including ballet, modern, hip hop, reggae, African and jazz.

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