Instructor Spotlight - Maya Odim

by Jonathan Lazatin

We met up with another one of our amazing instructors, Maya Odim, at her Jr. Breakdancing class at Chase Park Community Center. She is a wonderful all around educator who, along with her roles at Design Dance, currently works as a K-3 Science Teacher with Village Leadership Academy and is a Teaching Artist for Poetry at Columbia College Chicago. She started her dance path taking ballet as a kid and graduated into hip hop and jazz. While in College, she focused  on modern and West African and after college she learned how to breakdance.

Thank you, Maya, for making the last four years with us so joyful and for continuing to make an impact on the kids in our communities through all that you do.