Grace Okereke has been in the dance sector for nearly two decades, with her career evolving from performer and teacher to manager, with the latter being the predominant role. She has transitioned between an employed and freelance capacity spanning a wide range of activities, predominately on a national pan-European and international level. As a producer Grace works across performance productions, touring, fundraising and strategic development.
Grace has founded her own company, Uprise Rebel, which supports Black female choreographers and administrators, as well as developing inclusive audiences. The overarching aim is to challenge the structures and hierarchical archetype that currently is in place, and to set a new paradigm for the representative faces of the contemporary dance sector. Within Uprise Rebel, Grace is Executive Producer for Alleyne Dance, Alesandra Seutin Vocab Dance and Uchenna Dance.
Outside of her work with Uprise Rebel Grace works as an independent producer for organisations such Dance 4, Birmingham International Dance Festival, Horizon Showcase, Diverse City and more.
Grace holds a BA in Dance and a MA in Arts Policy and Management. She is also currently under a Fellowship with ISPA (international Society of Performing Arts), representing England.