Tracie Jiggetts, Director, Choreographer and Mother, set out to change the scope of the future by addressing the fear that threatens the lives and dreams of our youth.
With this vision, she founded The Art of Truth in 2013.
As proud teachers and mentors in the inner city of Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Jiggett’s and The Art of Truth team could hear the resounding voices of potential activist, leaders, politicians and of course artist that were often portrayed by the media and those alike as thugs, gang members, negative influences and “blacks”. What was witnessed was what Marianne Williamson explained in her book A Return to Love, was “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
By taking a deeply honest approach to understanding the human experience, addressing the root of individual and communal challenges and helping to overcome societal hardships, The Art of Truth is a catalyst for healing and self-love, a movement toward empowerment through dance, music, theatre and visual art.
We will change the lives of our future leaders and the communities in which they reside.
The Art of Truth Mission:
To offer a sacred space and freedom to be one’s self, the courage to find who that self is; and the creative ability to express that self through the art.
A captivating dancer, actor, choreographer and director, who believes in the power of individualism and creativity. Tracie was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland, where she begin her training at the Baltimore School for the Arts, with a host of inspiring instructors, that included Sylvester Campbell and Stephanie Powell. She continued her dance and theatre training at Catonsville Community College, Studio 801, Morton Street Dance Studio and Towson State University to name a few. She holds a BA in Urban Arts from Coppin State University.
Tracie has an extensive performance history; gracing the stage of countless venues including The Lyric, Arena Players, Center Stage and The National Black Theatre Festival. Ms. Jiggetts is the founder of The ART of TRUTH and director for the Maryland Summer Center Arts program at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center. University of Maryland Division of Social Work, The Archdiocese of Baltimore and The Children’s Theatre Festival; have called upon Tracie to facilitate self-esteem through the arts workshops for girls ages 12 to 17. Most recently Ms. Jiggetts directed “Skittles and Sweet Tea" and “Once on this Island” for Connexions and “The Wiz" for Spotlighters Theatre.
Her style is an energetic mix of theatre and dance, incorporating music and themes from all over the world. Tracie loves to challenge her students and audiences to use the arts as a catalyst to bring positive change in their lives and community.