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ABOUT
 
Mrs. Kehinde Salter

Fremont High Performing Arts Instructor & Lyric Performing Arts Academy Artistic Director 

 

 

 

Mrs. Kehinde Salter is a classically trained vocalist, dancer, and actress with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and a minor in music. She has served as an educator for the past 23 years, and has performed professionally for over 30. An accomplished vocalist, Mrs. Salter has recorded for, and performed with the Kaleo Christian Fellowship Choir, the Go Tell It Ensemble, Umoja Jazz Ensemble, the African Roots of Jazz, Ma’at Jazz and Performance Ensemble, the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, and the Prairie View A&M University Concert Chorale. Beginning her vocal studies at the age of 12, Salter trained with Norma Levister at UC Berkeley's Young Musician's Program until graduating from high school. Starting out as a dancer for the Imhotep Dance Ensemble, Salter performed for such legends as Katherine Dunham, and Winnie and Nelson Mandela. Specializing in Hip-Hop, West African, Stepping, Tap, and Liturgical Dance, Mrs. Salter has studied various dance styles under Linda Johnson, Lynn DeFazio, Laura Ellis, Nina Haft, and Eric Kupers. An instructor full of energy, and enthusiasm, Salter has taught dance for Stanford University, California State University East Bay, Berkeley City College and numerous elementary, middle, and high schools, conservatories, dance and theater arts schools and companies throughout the greater Bay Area. Mrs. Salter is a praise and worship leader, and founder of Grace and Mercy Ministries, and a performing arts instructor at Fremont High School.