2020 Performers

TEDxAlpharettaWomen is launching our first TEDx experience this year through SEEK 2020, a virtual event of extraordinary ideas, presented by 12 powerful women and 4 performers with the aim to bring the community together and spark conversations that can change the world. Our aim is to accelerate innovation and social impact through the power of big ideas, transformative virtual events, and empowered digital communities.

Check back to this page every week or follow us on social media for Performer updates. Join us in our virtual event on 21 Nov 2020.

Be prepared to SEEK  differently. 

Kalaivani Dance Academy

Kalaivani Dance Academy is a nationally recognized dance academy that specializes in one of the most ancient and graceful art forms of India that is Bharatnatyam. They have been pivotal in preserving the rich heritage of Indian legends, traditions, and mythology while transcending borders of geography, culture, religion, and ethnicity. Kalaivani Dance Academy is directed by Guru Padmaja Kelam and Siddarth Kelam.

On November 21st, Kalaivani Dance Academy will be performing a specialized dance with a fusion of choreography. 
Samarpayani Aftermovie: https://youtu.be/ioqiG8RLdy0
Check out their website here!

Sheila Pree Bright

Sheila Pree Bright is an acclaimed International Photographic Artist who portrays large-scale works that combine a wide-range knowledge of contemporary culture. She is known for her series, #1960Now, Young Americans, Plastic Bodies, and Suburbia. Bright’s is the author of ‘#1960Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives Matter protest’ published by Chronicle Book. The work is a feature in the New York Times and she has appeared in the 2016 feature-length documentary film Election Day: Lens Across America. Her series has exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Smithsonian National Museum of African American Museum, Washington, DC; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and the Leica Gallery in New York. Her series #1960Now, Young Americans, Plastic Bodies and Suburbia have been extensively reviewed and written about national and internationally.

Check out her website here!

Okorie “OkCello” Johnson

Okorie “OkCello” Johnson is an American cellist-songwriter whose artistry integrates cello performance, live-sound-looping, improvisation, and storytelling – all culminating in original compositions that collide classical with jazz, EDM, reggae, and funk. 

His music is inspired by the exploration of African diasporic melodies and narratives and their intersection with people’s perceptions and assumptions about the classical and European nature of the cello.  As well, his work with improvisation attempts to embody the phenomenon of wordless prayer.

He is a recipient of the Alliance Theatre’s 2018 Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab grant, and a 2018 Creative Loafing Readers’ Choice winner for Best Local Jazz Act. His sophomore album Resolve was named one of ArtsATL’s top local albums of 2018. 

Listen to his music here


PRISCA is a cinematic-pop artist who is showing all of her colors on
stage through her songs. She is a vocal acrobat, producer, and
storyteller that will leave you wondering if she is some type of
alien. This soulful songstress has been called upon to write for
independent and well seasoned artists, and is is currently
co-producing her debut album with Grammy-Award Winning producer Billy Hume.

PRISCA was hand picked by Kelly Clarkson to share the stage during her Piece by Piece tour, topped the charts with a #1 hit on iTunes for her song “Kamikaze” featured on KB’s album ‘100’, and has toured as a
singer for Ben Folds during his symphonic orchestra concert series.

Check out her website here