Queen Atterberry has been performing and managing theatrical performances for over twenty five years. Formerly of Washington , D.C., Ms. Atterberry began acquiring her skills in African dance training under former lead dancer “Djibril Traore” of the National Ballet of Senegal. Dedicated to her craft, Ms. Atterberry went on to receive certified training from Les Ballets Africans in Guinea, West Africa while living in the interior of Guinea for three months participating in village ceremonies.
Ms. Atterberry has traveled extensively, performing nationally and internationally in such venues as Constitution Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, and the Kennedy Center with WO’SE Dance Theatre of Washington DC. She served in many capacities; instructor, soloist, lead dancer, choreographer, stage managing, and company manager.
During the past eight years in the Lowcountry, Ms. Atterberry has founded an African Dance & Drum company, authored the play “When I First Remember” and has a community based children’s initiative where she also offers dance classes. WoSe of Charleston, now WoSe Adande African Drum & Dance has performed at MOJA, Piccolo Spoleto , with the DanceFX project and many schools, colleges and festivals in the across the Carolinas.
Ms. Atterberry has been featured in The Chronicle newspaper, City Paper and local media about her work in the community. She is currently working as an Engaging Creative Minds artist, director of the Impact Center “a one of a kind performing arts after school program”, Queen Atterberry is the major presenter of African dance workshops and classes in the Lowcountry.