Ms. Athena Powell is a Maryland native, alumni of Morgan State University (Bachelors of Science in Mass Communications Minor Socialology and Musical Theater) and alumni of Bowie State University (Masters Information Systems Computer Technology/dual masters MBA/MPA). Entering the dance and theatrical performing Arts as a trained dancer at age four earns her over 40years in the Arts and Entertainment Community of Artistry. She has worked with most of the Arts and Entertainment organizations, churches, programs, and supported many local Artist throughout the DMV. While her love for the Arts is equally strong in the Sciences, she has had an amazing career at the National Security Agency (NSA) and US Cyber Command (USCC). She also currently serves many roles as a Senior Executive/Consultant and Board of Advisors for the Department of Defense protecting and defending the Nation for the Intelligence, Weapons & Space, Cyber Security, and the Office of Small Business Administration for the Critical Technology and Business Intelligence mission. She was the founder and Artistic Director of DareU2Dance a mentoring choreography and performance company for high school and college age dancers for 18 years. Now most recently, she is the owner of the DMVs Adult Premier Dance and Artistry Studio (Abundant Dance & Artistry Studios). Her studio is dance based with a focus on all forms of the Arts and Entertainment which include training, productions, choreography, acting, singing, fashion, photography, and cinematography. Currently, she is running a production at the Carlyle Room in Washington DC on Wednesday nights. She acts as a member on various boards and advisory committees within the Arts and STEM organizations and committees. Mrs. Athena Powell is a business entrepreneur, STEAM Ambassador, lecturer, inspiring speaker, mentor and former educator, and a true “Creative of Innovation” for both the Arts & Sciences!