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OUR BELIEFS

 
 

Mission

Our mission is to provide corporate training that teaches the art of leadership, tools and practices for sustainable creativity, battle occupational stress, while developing your unique leadership style through embodied leadership lessons, team building activities and dance performance.


Vision

Our goal is to establish creative leadership as a social norm in every person and organization so that we're more productive, engaged and focused in our work, and able to create new habits and solutions whether you hold a formal position of leadership or not. By gaining the wisdom of our bodies through principles rooted in dance and choreography, we learn to harness the creativity needed to adapt and grow in the fourth industrial revolution. 


Why Movement for Creativity?

Creativity isn't taught in higher education. It's taught through the minds of creatives/artists who've developed and perfected their craft. Through collaboration and experience, they give perspective to the art of leadership. The "In Between" is where you'll find artists/creatives....living their lives contemplating the known and the unknown...where many are reluctant to go, but where innovation is found. So the real question is, how are we utilizing creativity in every person/organization to stay innovative in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? We believe leadership and creativity is within everyone, but must be exercised just like any other muscle needs exercise. Our workshops and camps are designed to spark and sustain a creative mindset through interactive exercises paired with dance and choreography. Use your imagination as a principle way to learn, innovate, and collaborate. We look forward to seeing your organization find the "groove" and thrive through creative leadership!

 

OUR TEAM

 
 
 Joshua Okpara  Teaching Artist/Choreographer/Motivation Leader  Discipline: Dance & Creative Movement Participants: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Hight School, Adults, Educators, Older Adults, Youth with Disabilities, Adults with Disabilities, At-risk Youth Settings: Schools: Pre-k, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Alternative Education Community Sites: Parks & Recreation Centers, Arts Centers, Childcare Centers, Libraries, Senior Centers, Health Care Facilities Availability: Statewide, Year-round

Joshua Okpara

Teaching Artist/Choreographer/Motivation Leader

Discipline:
Dance & Creative Movement
Participants:
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Hight School, Adults, Educators, Older Adults, Youth with Disabilities, Adults with Disabilities, At-risk Youth
Settings:
Schools: Pre-k, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Alternative Education
Community Sites: Parks & Recreation Centers, Arts Centers, Childcare Centers, Libraries, Senior Centers, Health Care Facilities
Availability:
Statewide, Year-round

 

Joshua Okpara is a versatile and innovative teacher, dancer, and choreographer. Since 2009, he has brought arts education in the form of dance and creative movement to a wide range of populations in Oklahoma through, master classes, workshops, arts camps, staff development sessions, seminars, and guest choreographer positions. Believing that individuals learn best through the application of the arts in various formats, Joshua finds great joy in working collaboratively with artists of other mediums to bring multi-faceted arts curriculum to participants of all ages and abilities. In addition to his work as a teaching artist, he currently teaches dance as an faculty member of Oklahoma Contemporary, Studio 5-6-7-8 and Race the Space. In addition, Joshua is a director and member of Band of Misfits and has competed in international dance competitions such as World of Dance. He is a recipient of many studio dance competition awards and his performance and choreography has been a part of numerous concerts, festivals, theatre productions and events throughout Oklahoma, Texas, California and overseas. As a creative director of many performance arts organizations, Joshua enjoys expressing his love of dance by performing challenging choreography in many creative projects. Eventually Joshua was given the opportunity to tour overseas in Germany, France and Amsterdam with a non profit organization called HYPE (Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence). Afterwards, Josh teamed up with Project Elevate; another Oklahoma based non-profit organization that uses creative arts such as spoken word, skits, MCing, hip hop dance and freestyle, and motivational speaking that focuses on anti-bullying and suicide prevention throughout the school districts. Josh continues to stay heavily involved in the non-profit sector and has recently teamed up with Generation Why (GNWY), a non profit organization that uses the arts to inspire kids to find their “Why” and passion so that they are able to move forward in your life.


 

 

When he’s not working with youth, he loves to be apart of historic events that happen in Oklahoma. Joshua was apart of the first of its kind FutureFashion Show at Oklahoma Contemporary, a full theatrical production featuring original designed piece that gave an innovative perspective on ways technology and fashion might evolve as the future does. Josh has performed in other theatrical productions such as “Fiddler on the Roof” with El Reno Community Theatre Company and short films such as “SWIRL” directed by Lance McDaniel. 

Joshua's unique mix of experiences, entrepreneurship and following his mantra "If you take care of your passion, your passion will take care of you" has led him to explore creative leadership development and start his own company YCreative, a company whose aim is to fulfill the creative needs in the workplace by teaching the art of leadership, battle employee burnout, while developing your own unique leadership style through corporate training, youth programs, and wellness programs. Joshua believes creativity can become the social norm among people and aspires to equip people with tools and practices to solve their problems by understanding the wisdom of their body and developing their own “brand” style of leadership. To do this, he believes people can best learn to be creative from embodied leadership lessons that stem from the realm of dance and choreography. He continues to dive into his work and reflect on his own story with the purpose of examining how the creative process of artists can be utilized to spark health and cultural innovation across organizations worldwide. 

 

Daily Mantra  

"If you take care of your passion, your passion will take care of you."

 
 

Our Impact

 
 
 

Projects done with current & past clients:

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YOUTH ARTS CAMP VIDEO

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Client Experience

 
 

Testimonials

 

 

 

"Tired and sweaty! But it was a lot of fun too!"  

Gena Barnhill, 5th Grader teacher


"I always enjoyed being there!"

Jamie Sneed, 1st Grade Teacher


"Feel accomplished!" 

Loren Fox, 3rd Grade Teacher


"I loved it!!" 

Lisa Boser, Kindergarten Teacher