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About

 Carina Ayiesha Brown

Transmedia Artist

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       Carina Ayiesha Brown, daughter of the beloved Eileen Callier, is a Transmedia Artist who views life as art and seeks to infuse it with love and passion. Her personal mission statement is “artistic inspiration from the inside out.” She’s been writing poetry since the age of 11 and began performing her poetry in high school. After graduating from Campbell High School in Smyrna Georgia, Carina attended Georgia State University and later transferred to California State University Dominguez Hills. While there, she majored in Art and minored in Dance concurrently training as a diversity facilitator, a counselor and as a cosmetologist at El Camino College.

      On campus at Dominguez, she had the privilege of experiencing a true “communiversity”. She was also enriched by working as the youth arts director at Krst Unity Center of African Spiritual Science in Los Angeles, her home away from home. She is the CEO of Carina’s StudioTM, a private natural hair studio and boutique in Smyrna and choreographs musical theatre productions at The Children’s School in Atlanta. She is also launching a dance fitness and empowerment program called AfricopiaTM. She is joyfully married to Rod Brown, CEO of Native ComicsTM and home schools their three-year-old son Jhai.

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 NATURAL HAIRCARE

 

Braids Weaves & Things                              Salon, Platform, and Freelance Stylist,Tradeshow,Sales; Atl, GA        

2003 2nd Place Winner                                Student Competition: Ideal black & Gold Trade Show LA, CA

S.A.S.S.Y Beauty & Barber                          Salon Platform and Freelance Stylist, Sales L.A., CA

2005 1st Place Winner                                 Lock Competition: World Natural Health Hair & Beauty Show; ATL, GA

Deeply Rooted                                             Salon & Platform Stylist for Tradeshow; Smyrna, GA

Carina’s Studio                                             Freelance Natural Hair Designs, Artist, Sales; Smyrna, GA

 

PERFORMANCE ART

Night at The Wax Museum (play)

Choreographer

The Children’s School, Atlanta GA

Inspirational Solo Artist 

Dancer/Poet

Krst Unity Center; LA, CA

Rites of Passage Ceremony

Choreographer

Pasadena, CA

Feature for Mandaza Kandemwa

Poet

Day of The Ancestors, LA, CA

A Tribute to Nina Simone (concert)

Dancer

Pan-African Film Festival; LA, CA

Feature

Poet/Singer

Liemert Park Film Festival; LA, CA

Feature/African Heritage

Poet/Singer/Dancer    

So. Bay Lutheran Middle School; LA

Feature/Literature Appreciation

Poet/ Dancer

Dominguez High School; Compton CA

Feature/ World AIDS Day

Poet/ Singer

Washington High School; LA, CA

The Scars on My Back (play)

Dancer

St. Louis, Missouri

Senior Art Exhibitor

Fine Arts

CSU Dominguez Hills

Seduziak (play)

Actress/Poet

CSU Dominguez Hills

Verdict of The Cobra (play)

Dancer

CSU Dominguez Hills

Spring Dance Concert

Choreographer/Dancer

CSU Dominguez Hills

Fall Dance Concert

Choreographer /Dancer

CSU Dominguez Hills

Feature for Amiri Baraka

Poet

CSU Dominguez Hills

 

EXPERIENCE

Youth Arts Director               Krst Unity Center; Los Angeles, CA

Founder of THE CENTER      Krst Unity Cente;; Los Angeles, CA

Assistant                              Greenbriar Early Learning Academy; East point, GA

Pre-K Teacher                       Florence Jackson Academy; Atlanta, Ga

Assistant                               Eileen Callier, Home Day Care provider; Smyrna, GA

 

 TRAINING /EDUCATION

 Eileen Callier,                                       Apprenticed Home Day Care Provider, Great Mom

Rev. Meri Ka Ra,                                  Krst Unity Center of African Spiritual Science

Georgia State University                       Studio Art (1996-1998)

Taliah Waajid                                        Natural Hairstylist Certificate ( September 2000)

Fresno State University                         Summer Arts Workshop with Joe Good Dance Ensemble (2002)

CSU Dominguez Hills                            Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art Major, Dance Minor (2003)

CSU Dominguez Hills                            Certificate in Domestic Violence Counseling (2004)

El Camino College                                 Master of Cosmetology License (2005)

Coalition For Community Justice            Trained as a facilitator in diversity relations (2005)

Art Matters Workshop                             Building Community Bridges for Fine Arts is schools- LA, CA (2006)

Culver City Adult School                          Cathy Wallace- Musical Theater and Vocal Performance Workshop (2008)