Princess Mhoon

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Lecturer; Strategic Program Manager, Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project

Princess Mhoon is a choreographer, director, producer, educator, scholar and business leader in the field of dance. Recognized in 2021 by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music  and Entertainment as a DC STAR; in 2015 by HUFFINGTON POST as one of 26 Female Choreographers You Should Know; and nominated BEST DANCE COMPANY in 2016-2018 by Washington City Paper for the Princess Mhoon Dance Institute.

Mhoon is a second generation artist and entrepreneur who has set her sights on enhancing the artistic landscape of Chicago and the Nation’s Capitol. In 2016 she was invited as one of the region's premiere dance leaders by First Lady Michelle Obama during her Celebration of Black Women in Dance; she also served as a panelist for The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans during Women's History Month.

She is a 2015 Helen Hayes Award Winner for Best Musical and Nominee for Best Choreography in a Musical. With work commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the DC Jazz Festival, Princess Mhoon has been called a visionary of her generation." , and was selected one of 37 International artists invited to Lusaka, Zambia for solo performance and master classes at the 2015 Barefeet Theatre Festival for vulnerable youth sponsored by UNICEF.

A Chicago native, Mhoon has served on faculty at American Univesity and Howard University, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and a Master of Arts degree in Public History from Howard University. Her research focuses on Dance History and the African-American experience in dance.  In 2015 she was awarded the Owen Dodson DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI award from her Alma Mater.

Mhoon is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington,(

Princess Mhoon leads the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project at the Reva and Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago and lives between Washington, DC and Chicago.