Rubie Inez Williams is an educator, dancer, and facilitator of the arts. She has been dancing since the young age of two years old. Dance has always been a part of her development and her passion. Rubie Williams professional dance career began at the age of four years old with A Touch of Folklore and More Dance Company where she performed across the country under the tutelage of Whilemina Taylor. Throughout high school she continued to develop her skills as a dancer and supporter of the arts. She both choreographed and performed original works of her own and her peers during this time. She performed in the school musicals and began working very heavily with costume and make-up and other supporting aspects of the performing arts.
During this time she was able to further develop her own passion and commitment to the preservation and presentation of art. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in 2002 she returned to New York and began performing with Asase Yaa African-American Dance Theatre with Artistic Director Yao Ababio. While performing with Asase Yaa she has performed at various venues and has been functioning as Director of Operations for Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation since its inception. While in this position she has helped to develop and further promote the arts in Brooklyn. She began her career as an educator that same year and has been teaching in New York City schools for fifteen years. During her first years as an educator she realized the need for the arts within many Brooklyn neighborhoods. Her commitment to art and education allowed for her to envision and Co-found Asase Yaa Children’s Arts Camp in 2006. This camp is a performing arts camp that exposes New York City youth to the arts in a fun and exciting setting, which concludes with them performing an original culturally relevant full production on a professional stage at The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.