Native Pride Productions

On Stage

Sep 23 @ 12:35 pm

The Native Pride Dancers’ mission is to educate, inspire, motivate, and empower diverse communities to bridge cultural gaps through Indigenous traditions. They strive to educate and entertain audiences of all ages throughout the world about the beauty, skill, and majesty of Native American music and dance while creating a moving artistic experience that engages the audience. The Native Pride Dancers offer a variety of performance types from solo (and duo, trio, troupe) to large ensemble theatrical productions. The versatility of the company is proven as presentations and productions are continually customized to meet the needs for classrooms, theaters, festivals, universities, corporate events and in the virtual world via livestream through various platforms. They provide cultural diversity training to promote unity and cultural sensitivity in the workplace and offer curriculum support for physical education, history, social studies, physical/behavioral health, and performing arts, etc. for PreK-12 schools and they provide performances, student activity engagements, and Master Dance classes for college and university campuses around the world. In addition, the Native Pride Dancers provide theatrical, engaging, and entertaining performances for various venues including Performing Arts Centers, Auditoriums, Conventions, and Festivals.

Native Pride’s performances incorporate information about the dances, the regalia (dress), and the meaning and importance of the dances presented and utilize traditional and contemporary music to engage audience members. Founder, CEO and Artistic Director, Larry Yazzie of the Meskwaki Nation, has created a platform for Indigenous Performing Artists to share their talent with the world. He leads a dynamic talent roster of cultural educators, musicians, dancers, and singers who are members of numerous tribal nations including: Meskwaki, Navajo, Dakota, Lakota, Ojibwe, Lumbee, Cree, Pueblo, Choctaw, and Chickasaw, to name a few. Native Pride also collaborates with many established and up and coming artists throughout Indian country and from the mainstream stage.

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