A Bay Area native, Antoine Hunter is an award-winning internationally known African-American Deaf choreographer, dancer, instructor, speaker and Deaf advocate who performed throughout the Bay Area and the world including Europe, Africa, and South America.
Crowned King of SF Carnaval 2017 and esteemed keynote speaker for Kennedy Center’s VSA 2017 Intersection conference on Arts and Special Education, Hunter has been featured on the front cover of Deaf Life, in Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Dance Magazine and in Oakland North, 48Hills, CNN’s Great Big Story and KQED Arts. He is former president of Bay Area Black Deaf Advocates and Director-at-Large for Northern California Association of the Deaf.
Hunter actively supports DeafHope, an organization whose mission is to end domestic and sexual violence in Deaf communities through empowerment and education. He teaches dance and ASL in both Hearing and Deaf communities and is the founder/artistic director of Urban Jazz Dance Company and has been producing the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival since 2013. His projects have been awarded funding by CA$H Theater Bay Area, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, California Arts Council and SF Arts Commission. Mr. Hunter is a rare spirit who believes in the humanity arts as one of the most powerful tools on earth to instigate change and spread awareness.
Image of Antoine Hunter by RJ Muna