Thulani Vereen is a software engineer and a freelance choreographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. 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. In 2022 Thulani has been a Guest Artist at Spelman College as well as with Illumine 2022 - Oakland Cemetery. She was also awarded a 2021 Idea Capital Grant this year and was a Dance Canvas Career Development choreographer. Since beginning her journey as a choreographer, 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. 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 expand the horizons for computational invention. 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.