Creator. Inventor. Dancer. Scientist. Software Engineer.
Thulani Vereen is a software engineer at Microsoft and a freelance choreographer based in Atlanta. She is an alumna of Spelman College where she earned a degree in computer science with Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa merits. While at Spelman, she merged her passions for computer science and dance through award-winning research projects. Thulani is currently a Guest Artist at Spelman College and with Illumine 2022 - Oakland Cemetery, as well as a 2021 Idea Capital Grant recipient. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Atlanta Contemporary with Dance Canvas, worked as a guest artist with the Georgia Tech Science.Art.Wonder program, as well as the HomeTraining Experimental Gallery, and has produced 2 short films since graduating in 2020. Her dance pedagogy takes a computational approach to dance in which she challenges artists to build algorithmic processes through the body to efficiently invent new movements based off a classical, technical framework. She also intentionally uses her dance creations to influence her tech-related projects. Thulani aims to create work that encapsulates the stories most authentic to humanity and aims to show that, like STEM fields, dance is a vehicle for unlocking new innovations. Thulani has been featured on Good Morning America and ArtsATL for her accomplishments thus far. Learn more about Thulani at thulanivereen.com.