Duke University | Baldwin Scholars Program

Ava Vinesett


Faculty Director, Baldwin Scholars Program

Profession: Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from North Carolina Central University; Master of Fine Arts in Dance from University of North Carolina Greensboro

Hometown:
Teaneck, New Jersey

Last Great Book I read:
My journal, because there's NO WAY I'm going backwards and it inspires me to keep moving forward.

Favorite Movie:
anything with Denzel Washington

Family:
husband Richard (Rico) and children Domingo and Oesa

Hobbies:
renovating (I was supposed to be a licensed contractor, but was switched at birth) and gardening

Favorite Vacation Spot: 

Barra do Jacuípe  (Salvador da Bahía)


Person I admire:
My grandmother, Eva McFarlane (1894-1986), who left Jamaica and immigrated to the United States with nothing more than belief in her pockets.