Sandra Foster-King, is a prominent dance artist in San Diego: a teacher, professor, choreographer, presenter. She has been greatly recognized and honored for her contributions in the field of dance locally, nationally and in Sweden. Her Foster-King Dance Collection hosted the 14th Annual 2001 International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance. She has received numerous awards including: UnionBank/KPBS Unsung Hero, SD Dance Alliance Educator of the Year, Josephine Baker, UCSD Out Standing Faculty, 100 African American Role Models, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Ira Aldridge Repertory Theatre, Governor/Mayor Commendations. As well she has received various community & TV accolades such as: KPBS TV filmed biography, Dancin’ & Prancin’ TV host, and Saturn car commercial.
Over the past 40 years Ms. Foster-King has received numerous acknowledgements for contributions as a local, national, & international dance artist-impresario-leader in the arts, with the latest being the exhibition: “Beautiful, Brilliant & Brave” a celebration of Black Women at the San Diego Women’s Museum 2014, and City Hall 2015. Ms. Foster-King is the proud mother of Marne Foster (2001 IABD Director, now SD School Board President), and her four (college student) grandchildren.
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