Destine Young

destine headshot (1)Destine Young a native of Chicago Illinois began dancing at an early age. Destine is an Alumni of Columbia College Chicago holding a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Dance. She has studied many styles of movement and dance such as Modern, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Martial Arts, African, Breaking, Jazz, Tap, Liturgical, and Contact Improvisation. She continues to work extensively as a teaching artist, performer, community activist and choreographer with a movement that explores the relationships between contemporary modern, urban hip-hop, martial arts and street dance. Launching her career, Destine is honored to have performed works by and trained with choreographers both locally and internationally such as, Trae Turner, Malik Camara, Gary L. Beauford, Kelsa Robinson, Teena Marie Custer, Dianne McIntyre, Regina Taylor (Actress), Paige Cunningham, Darrell Jones, Keesha Beckford, Kyle Vincent-Terry, Kevin Iega Jeff and Gary Abott. Her latest work, “Sensible Traffic” premiered in the ‘Reframing Bodies’ 2014 Summer Showcase hosted by Kelly Bowker & Dancers. She is currently a company member with both Noumenon Dance Ensemble & Red Clay Dance Company.