LESINA MARTIN: has been a Teaching Artist with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts since 2007. She brings professional development residencies into Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms. Her professional experience began at age eleven with the tutelage of world-renowned masters of West African music and dance. She is a dancer, choreographer, and lead vocalist with Farafina Kan, an African percussion and dance ensemble. Lesina holds a B.A. in African Studies from Howard University, where she co-founded NSAA Dance Ensemble, the first African diasporic performing arts organization on campus. Currently Lesina is co-director of Farafina Kan Junior Company and teaching African dance throughout the Washington, DC metro area.