Dasha Kelly Hamilton is a writer, artist and creative change agent. Rooted in collaborative work and committed to human-level development, Dasha has delivered her uniquely engaging sessions to college campuses, correctional institutions, arts groups, K-12 classrooms, elderly centers and executive teams.
Dasha has served as an Arts Envoy for the U.S. Embassy to teach, perform and facilitate community building initiatives in Botswana, Africa, and the island of Mauritius. She was the first U.S. Artist in Residence at Lebanon’s Rafiki Hariri University and the American University of Beirut.
She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University and a Masters in Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University. Dasha has written for national, regional and local magazines; published three collections of poems, essays and short stories; four full-length spoken word recordings; and two novels. She is founder of Still Waters Collective, an arts outreach and community-building initiatives.