Creator. Inventor. Dancer. Scientist. Software Engineer.
Thulani Vereen is a senior, computer science major at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. From a young age, she has been fascinated with puzzles and what can come about from putting pieces together. Since being at Spelman, Thulani has merged her passions for Computer Science and Dance through award-winning research implementation projects. She applies algorithmic thought processes from her computer science studies to her choreographic process and dance pedagogy. She applies her dance creations to her computer science research projects. At Spelman, Thulani is the co-captain of the Spelman Programming Team and a student choreographer with Spelman Dance Theatre. Whether it is a performance technology, dance piece, or educational outreach, Thulani Vereen’s work aims to provide new ways for engaging with diverse as well as with untraditional performing spaces and learning environments. Thulani hopes to be at the forefront of the technological revolution of the arts by inventing performing arts technologies for dance performance and dance education.