PTA Artist: Diana L. Ford
Diana L. Ford, MLA – Director, Producer, Writer, Choreographer & Dancer
Ms. Diana L. Ford is an experienced Choreographer/Dancer/Multimedia Entrepreneur, and she does creative freelance work in association with DLF Productions & Company. She is a high school graduate from the Cincinnati School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). She has a bachelor’s degree in Communications – Radio/Television from Northern Kentucky University (NKU). In 2012, she earned her M.A. in Liberal Arts with a discipline in Humanities and a focus on Social Justice, from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, where she created her inspiring Community Facebook Blog page called Welcome to America: There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This Crap: https://www.facebook.com/WelcometoAmerica.TheresGottaBeSomethingBetter.
Ms. Diana has a wide range of theatrical and multi-media experience, both onstage and offstage, including working in the I.T. – Media Production and Distribution Division at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), where she was a Media Coordinator and managed the cable channel, a Production Assistant with Channel 12/WKRC (CBS), Cincinnati Children’s Theater, and performing in multiple Pones Inc. events and DANCEFIX by HBDC (formerly Rhythm & Motion) demonstrations throughout Greater Cincinnati. She has created a few pieces for the PTA shows at CDT in the past, and she used to teach her JUST DANCE Class at CDT and the Williams YMCA. She also choreographed one version of the musical 100 Years of Divas in American Music… and performed in this production within other various capacities. Ms. Diana directed, produced and choreographed her own dance, spoken-word, multimedia and musical production in 2007 called *The Woman Within (Letting Go…)* for the 20/20 Festival in Cincinnati, OH. She has a very broad singing and acting background, and she writes as well.
Welcome to America: There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This Crap, featuring dancers Michelle Bump Morano, Lisa Schechtman, Glenda Figueiredo, Huiqing You and Rufan Li, MS, MBA; Poet & Spoken Word Artist Regina Ford-Fowler; actors Robin Alicia-Clare Hoskins (who will be singing as well) and Jahadia P. Fowler; and singers Pamela Carter Pitts and Semion Androne.
Welcome to America: There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This Crap reflects on the idea how debt is the new form of slavery. It will show our fading civil rights, our lack of privacy and people’s false sense of safety and security in the dominating Land of the Afraid. This piece will emphasize how strengthening our communities is extremely crucial, because in the end, we cannot rely on the US Government to save us! Our power to help one another is far greater.