Spoken Word Artist
Ezra is an ambitious and multitalented independent artist. The Newark, New Jersey native received his BA in Studio Arts with a concentration in Drawing for Illustration at Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 2014. Despite never declaring as a Theater and Dance Major at Trinity, Ezra was an extremely active participant in the performance community while co-founding and leading Elemental Movement Dance Crew with singer/dancer dual threat Ella Wechsler-Matthaei. This dynamic duo continued their collaboration abroad in Spring 2013 at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, where Ezra began to consolidate his talents within the study of Carnival Arts, Cultural Performance, and Hip-Hop/STEAM education. Ezra has only continued to expand his skills and deepen his connections to the rich cultural community in the Bay Area. He has been a lead dancer and Media Manager for SambaFunk! Carnaval Explosion since 2015, studying samba extensively under Carnaval San Francisco King emeritus "King Theo" Aytchan. Theo’s mentorship was instrumental in helping Ezra finish as first-runner up in the 2017 Carnaval King and Queen Competition, his first year competing. He currently teaches Hip-Hop dance to youth across the Bay Area, works as an independent graphic designer, muralist and illustrator, and as a Production Assistant at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts.