Dubbed “The Ancient Jazz Priestess Of Mother Africa”, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi is an African, Cuban, indigenious, American trans performance artist, author (Yemaya’s Daughters, Brew, Wither & Baltimore: A Love Letter, Remains:A Gathering Of Bones), teacher, choreographer, oracular consultant, healer, advocate, cohost of The Inside Out Radio Show, and a founding member of Force Collision.
She is a 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominee for her choreography in Dontrell Who Kissed The Sea.
She is the director of global initiatives for TWOCC (Trans Women Of Color Collective.)
In December 2013 Lady Dane became the first trans woman of color author in Washington, DC to publish a novel of fiction (Yemaya’s Daughters)whose main protagonist is a trans woman.
In 2014, she was featured in season 1 of the webseries the Green Vespers.