Danzel Thompson-Stout, a native of Allentown, PA is a performer, choreographer, and educator of Afro-American dance forms. Committed to being an agent who brings authentic representation of these forms into the academy he does so through his choreographic work with students and teachings as a Professor of Dance at CSULB. Danzel will be teaching a variety of street dance courses, improvisation classes, and offering a Contemporary African technique entitled Umfundalai to the CSULB community.
- MFA (2021) Dance Research & Choreography, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Thesis Choreographic Work/Written Document: The Undying + Resilient
- Umfundalai Teacher Professional Certification (2021/2016), National Association of American African Dance Teachers (NAAADT)
- BFA (2015) Performance & Choreography, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA