THE COMPANY

Our Mission

To provide cultural enrichment, discipline, and positive self-esteem in all children through the art of dance.

Our History

The Iibada Dance Company was founded in 1989 under the direction of Sabra Logan, a.k.a. “Mama Sabra”. Through many years of teaching and performing various dance styles, she developed a desire to inspire the young to be positive young men and women. Thus, Iibada was born. Iibabada means “Worship” in Swahili. Iibada Dance Company in a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and has been in existence for 31 years promoting education, discipline, self-esteem, and a safe place for children to come and express themselves through dance. Iibada has provided affordable dance lessons and has touched many lives of children and young adults throughout Indianapolis!

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham



About the Founder

Sabra Logan was born in Baltimore, MD.  Mama Sabra’s dance career encompasses over twenty-five (25) years of dance experience.  Mama Sabra’s training includes:

  • Modern, Jazz & Ballet – Maryland Dance Community Center

  • Modern, Jazz & Ballet – Butler University Indianapolis, IN

  • African, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop – Workshops: Madame C.J. Walker, Chicago Muntu Dance Company, Katherine Dunham, Soweto Street Beat, Khamisa Dance of Cincinnati, African-American Dance Ensemble & International Association of Blacks in Dance

Mama Sabra has an impressive resume of dance instruction.  Some of her leadership includes:

  • Eastern Star Baptist Church – Children’s Dance Ministry Director

  • Zion Hope Christian School – Taught K-6th Grade African & Modern Dance

  • Circle City Classic Pageant – Choreographed Junior & Senior high school contestants

  • Indianapolis Children’s Museum StarPoint Program – Taught African & Modern Dance

Mama Sabra received her Child Development Accreditation from IVY Tech State College in 1999.

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Sabra Logan

Founder/Executive Director

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Roland Smith 

Chief Program

Officer

Tierre Clark

Youth Program

Director

Christa Sanders

Executive Assistant

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Ronne Stone

African Dance

Instructor 

Khadijha Stewart

Ballet/Modern

Instructor

LaNel Scott

Apprentice Dance

Instructor

Luis Antonio

Modern Instructor

Teaching Artist 

Ryan Malone Jr.

Ballet/Modern

Instructor

Lauren Curry

Ballet

Instructor

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