Akua Kouyate-Tate

VP, Education
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Akua F. Kouyate-Tate, Vice President, Education, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Akua Kouyate-Tate oversees all of Wolf Trap’s Education Programs including the nationally recognized Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts and Wolf Trap Internship and Apprenticeship Program.

Prior to joining Wolf Trap in 2001, Ms. Kouyate-Tate worked for more than 25 years as an administrator, educator, and professional artist with arts and disability organizations and government agencies including Memory of African Culture, Inc.; Young Audiences – DC Chapter; DC Public Schools; United Cerebral Palsy; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Library of Congress. She also has served as an Adjunct Faculty member of Dance Major programs at Howard University, University of Maryland, American University, and George Mason University; as a grants review panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and other state and local arts agencies; and regularly presents at national and international conferences on arts education.

Ms. Kouyate-Tate holds a MA in Arts Management and a BA in Performing Arts-Dance from American University, and is a recipient of a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award and a 2015 BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference K -12 Promotion of Education Award. She has conducted postgraduate research in African Cultural Studies at Howard University and in the countries of Mali, Senegal, and the Gambia.

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