John Hunte is an arts practitioner, activist, and teacher. He is armed with a Diploma in Dance Theatre and Production from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica, a BS Dance from State University of New York - College at Brockport , an MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College, New York City in 2003 and a PhD degree in Cultural Studies from the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the Cave Hill, Barbados Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 2014. His PhD thesis, Beyond the Silence: Men, Dance and Masculinity in the Caribbean, interrogates where dance and masculinity intersect as perceived through the lens and perception of men who dance onstage.
John lectures part-time in creative, cultural and gender studies modules at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and is a part-time tutor in dance and theatre at the Barbados Community College. As practitioner, John still works with academies, colleges, and programmes across the globe. He was Cultural Officer – Dance at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Barbados (2011-2015) and was Artistic Director, CARIFESTA XIII in Barbados from February to September 2017.
• John is the current Executive Director of the
Barbados Dance Project Inc.,
a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the collaboration, education, and
engagement through dance since 2014.
• He currently serves as the Artistic Director and Principal of the Barbados Dance Theatre Inc.
• He sits and supports the Barbados Landship Association Advisory Committee.
• John is an ordained minister in the Caribbean Regional Spiritual Baptist Community and currently serves as Chairman of the Council of Spiritual Baptist Churches of Barbados (CSBCB).
Archiving Caribbean Identity: Records, Community, and Memory
Chapter 6. Concert Dance in Barbados as Archive: Dancing the
› Authored by John Hunte, PhD
Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures
Chapter 18. Dance in Barbados: Reclaiming, Preserving, and Creating National Identities
› Co-authored by John Hunte, PhD