Building Community Through Art, Dance & Tech w/ Deavondre Jones, Founder of DANCESPIRE

Grand Rapids
Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 5:00 PM (EST)

About this event

"When people have an outlet to express, and a community to better themselves, the world is inherently a better place. We build outlets and communities." 


Join us to learn how Deavondre is building community through dance and tech, and accelerating his vision despite the challenges of operating and growing a company during the pandemic.

We'll discuss:

  • His journey as an artist, entrepreneur, community builder, Founder, and father
  • Building Drop-In Wednesdays, the most consistent drop-In dance class in Michigan
  • DanceSpire Studios: the Over-the-Top (OTT) platform for Dance Curriculums and Artistic Entrepreneurs
  • Art Tech and necessity for Artistic organization to develop an "AI Factory" 


As a West Michigan native, Deavondre Jones is Entrepreneur, Artist, and Father to a toddler. 

He's the Founder of DanceSpire, a dance brand working to build self-sustaining outlets and communities for Dancers. 

Deavondre splits his time running DanceSpire Agency, a digital marketing company whose mission is to close the tech knowledge gap for artists and seasoned professionals. 

He is passionate about dance, marketing, fatherhood, and building community. 

Deavondre is also a Grand Valley State University Professor, serves on the state-wide board Michigan Action Plan for Fatherhood Involvement (MAP-FI), serves in leadership for the Iota Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, and volunteers for West Michigan "Dads Count!" collective.



Wednesday, Feb 17
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)

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