Baba McDaniel Roberts is a native of Durham, NC. Currently, Baba McDaniel is the Dance Teacher @ Community School of Digital and Visual Arts in Durham, NC, Artistic Director of the The Harambee Collective, Co-Director of Baba’s Rising Sons, and Assistant Artistic Director of the African American Dance Ensemble. Baba McDaniel is also the 2016 recipient of the Durham Arts Council’s Emerging Artist Grant in Dance. Baba McDaniel pays homage to his Dance Father, the late Baba Chuck Davis and all the ancestors of greatness. His mantra: “Believe in Yourself, Keep the Faith, and Don’t Give Up”.