Aziza (Carole A. Reid)
P.O. Box 3092
Manhattanville Station
New York, NY 10027



Focused, energetic, detail-oriented professional with background in artistic and academic youth programs, spiritual counseling, family services, project development and non-profit organization management.   Considerable experience working with people with disabilities.   Effective communicator, resourceful manager and experienced fund-raiser who is skilled at American Sign Language (ASL).


Def Dance Jam Workshop
Founder/Director, September 1994 to Present
Overall responsibility for all aspects of this after-school performing arts and academic program for deaf, hearing and physically-challenged teens, including curriculum development, program and budget management, mentoring, volunteer recruitment and fund-raising.   Students enrolled in the workshop have consistently shown academic, social and familial improvement.

Judson Memorial Church
Special Program Associate, January 1993 to Present
Responsible for identifying, implementing and managing artistic and social programs consistent with Judson's longstanding history of providing services to the underserved. These include Licks 'n Licks, jazz workshops and performances for children in temporary housing, the Single Mothers' Workshop, and the Dance of African Descent Downtown (DADD) Series among others.

Selected Employment/Projects
Artistic Director, Kwanzaa, Black History Celebration, The Museum of Natural History, 2007, 2008
Co-Producer/Hosts, New Heritage Theater Group, "UnHeard Notes" Carnegie Hall, United Nations, 2007
Artist   in Residence, Istanbul. Turkey , 2007, 2008
Artistic Director, NUDance Series, The Theater at Riverside Church, 2006
Dance Instructor, Performing Arts Program Coordinator, New Song Learning Partnership. 2006, 2007,2008
Choreographer, Dance Instructor, Howard University Dance Department, 2004, 2005, 2006
Artist in Residence, Cyprus, Greece, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,2007
Spiritual Counselor, Program Director, The Valley, 2003, 2004, 2005
Founder/Producer, Black Choreographers Project, 2002
Dance Instructor, Professional Performing Arts School, 2001, 2002, 2003
Instructor/Choreographer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, 2000
Assistant Choreographer,"RENT," the Broadway Musical, 1996
Special Needs Movement Therapists, JHS 47 For the Deaf , 1995, 1996
Assistant Choreographer,"Mule Bone," the Broadway Musical, 1991


One Spirit Interfaith Seminary
Ordained Interfaith Minister, 2003

New York Society for the Deaf
Certification in American Sign Language, 1993

State University of New York at Purchase
Dance/Arts Management Program, 1984


Knowledgeable in Word, WordPerfect, Excel and various PC-based programs. Graphic Design


2008: Shutov Elohim (Partnership with God) Award - One Spirit Interfaith Seminary Women
2004: Women of Excellence Award - The National Action Network Women's `Auxiliary
2003: Entrepreneur Of The Year- The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club
2001: The PASEsetter Award (PASE, Partnership for After School Education), NAOBI-Honoring Our Queens
2000: Union Square Award Community Service Award, Samuel & May Rudin NYU Community Service Award
1999: Community Service Award - The National Assoc. of Negro Business and Professional Women
1998: New Yorker of the Week-New York 1 News, Harlem Women Making a Difference - Community Works