L’Antoinette Stines – Jamaica

Possessing the experience that comes from many years and many lives, Dr. L’Antoinette Stines has a long and varied performing history ranging from classical ballet to Yoruba “Orisha” dances. Her dance career began in Jamaica with Alma MockYen , continued to the Martha Graham School and finally to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater . She originally established L’ACADCO: A United Caribbean Dance Force in Miami, Florida in 1978. She relocated the company to Jamaica on her return to the country in 1982. Today, L’Acadco is regarded as one of Jamaica’s leading contemporary dance companies and Dr. Stines as one of the experts in the development of contemporary technique as well as popular and traditional Jamaican dance. She has lectured in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and The Caribbean. In 1994, Dr. Stines unveiled a new modern Caribbean dance Technique called L’Anyah Reggae Technique later known as L’ANTECH. Culminating from years of research, this innovative technique is a blend of classical ballet and several Caribbean folklore forms. Regarded as one of the four pure modern dance technique to develop out of the Caribbean, L’ANTECH, the language, gives the audience choreography embodying a wholeness of body, mind, and soul. The technique is now included on the CAPE level examinations. She has been Consultant Artistic Director for CARIFESTA in Haiti and Consultant producer to CARIFESTA in Surinam. Her Ph.D. is on Cultural Studies in Dance from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus. She functions as cultural consultant to movies such as Baby Mother—London, Revelations—Jamaica, Beyonce and Jayz Everything is love, Luke Cage Season 2 and more. She is the author of SOUL CASINGS: A Journey from Classical Ballet to the CARIMOD DAAANCE Technique and Does The Caribbean Body Daunce Or Daaance?: Dr. Stines appears in the Netflix Series Luka Cage Episode 11 titled The Creator and was nominated for the Canadian Dora Mayor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography for the Watah Theatre production “Lukumi: A Dub Opera ,The Doctor Bird Award For Excellence in Dance, The RJR/Gleaner Award for Dance and is also featured in Luke Cage Season 2 Episode 11, “Skanking Sweet” by Chronix as well as Beyonce’ and Jayz’s song “Black Effects” on their 2018 Album titled “Everything Is Love”, released June 2018.