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Teniqua Broughton is the Executive Director of the Act One Foundation, providing educational fieldtrips to visual and performing arts venues for Arizona’s underserved schools throughout Maricopa and Pima counties.
Teniqua has experience in providing both direct services for students, teachers and schools in education and arts education positions focused areas such as teaching artist residencies or workshops, art integration models and evaluation and assessment projects. She provided administrative leadership and staff/resource management for Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, Cultural Participation department at Arizona State University Gammage and the Community Services department at the City of Tempe.
Teniqua’s commitment to the community is demonstrated in her role in numerous community projects. One being, Journey Home program in collaboration with ASU Gammage, Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office Estrella Jail and a select team of local artists and therapists, Teniqua brings her innovative brand of art and expressive movement to incarcerated women. She is also a mentor for the Rites of Passage Program, a culture and leadership development program for girls, where she also volunteers her management and administrative skills to ensure the program’s success. One of her latest projects is the launch of the Monarch Society membership and Monarch Council (board committee) at the Desert Botanical Gardens, which focuses on engaging emerging professionals the garden’s strategic and philanthropic efforts for the future.
Teniqua currently serves as President for EPIK Dance Company. She also sits on the board or councils of Desert Botanical Gardens, Arizona State Young Alumni Council (ASYA) and the Western States Arts Federation’s Multicultural Advisory Committee. She was named the 2010 YWCA “Tribute to a Woman” Emerging Leader honoree and the 2009 Arizona Business Journal’s 40 under 40 recipient.
She holds a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision, and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies in educational psychology, with an emphasis on theater for youth.