Dance Educator Lincoln Performing Arts School and Artistic Director LaNita Rocknettes School of Dance
An inclusive leader in the field of arts education and culture committed to empowering girls through dance and performance.
Mrs. Harlina Trumbo is a Certified Dance Educator K-12 with Jefferson County Public Schools Louisville Kentucky for 14 years and Community Artistic Director for the La’Nita Rocknettes School of Dance in West Louisville. A Hilliard Lyons Excellence Award, Fund for the Arts Teacher of the year 2017. She is a contributor of Dance Lessons to the K-8 Arts Integration Leadership Project which is an online resource project for teachers Nationally. She has studied and performed dance in Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Gambia and Togo, West African countries, London England, Montreal Canada, Paris France and throughout the United States. She helped to bridge the Gap between African and African Americans in Two very important ways: 1st by helping to Create Africa Night on the University of Louisville campus to showcase the different African Cultures on campus. Through Dance, Food, Fashion and African History. 2nd she took youth to Togo West Africa on behalf of the Chestnut Street YMCA to help build a YMCA. Her degrees include BS in Pan African Studies & Cultural Anthropology and a Master’s in Teacher Leadership Education: Equity & Diversity focusfrom the University of Louisville. A Certificate from the Institute for the Study of African Culture Senegambia, Educational and Exchange Program in Senegal, West Africa. She is featured in KET-Television’s Dance Arts Toolkit, “West African Dance” and “African Dance Performance” segments on African Root video/DVD and in the “Iye, Iye'' on the Dance Performances. Also contributed to the “Dance and Culture” section of the Dance Arts Toolkit binder. Her work has been featured in both the February & March issue of the Louisville Magazine 2018. She teaches African, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Native American, Salsa and Liturgical styles of dance. I have choreographed for Stage One Children Theater, Actor’s Theater of Louisville, and the University Of Louisville Theater Department. She is the Dance educator at Lincoln Performing Arts School, Kentucky Arts Council “Al Smith Fellowship ($5000) Kentucky Foundation for Women ($22,000) & ($4000), Jefferson Community & Technical College (community Award), Governor’s Award (Outstanding Achievements Award), Louisville Metro Council (Certificate of Merit award), Muhammad Ali Center (Find Greatness Within award),