DeMar Walker is one of the Associate Artistic Directors of Ko-Thi Dance Company and Ton Ko-Thi Children’s Performing Ensemble.  He is responsible for teaching, training, and choreographing for both ensembles. Since becoming a member in 2010, his performance credits include: “Words from the Sole”, “The Sweet Grass Project”, “IMANI: A Tribute to West Africa”, & “VIBRATIONS: Rhythmic Motion”.  He is trained in Hip Hop/Street, West African, & Afro-Caribbean techniques.  He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Theatre Arts from the University of Central Arkansas where he performed in the following productions: “Answers”, “The Threepenny Opera”, “The Story”, and “The Colored Museum”

He is a two-time participant of the apprenticeship program Public Allies Milwaukee and three-time recipient of the Danceworks Intensive Study Scholarship receiving training in ballet, contemporary, & hip hop techniques. He has also received rave reviews from the Shepherd Express & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for his works “To the Morning”, “Solemn Games”, “YIN/YANG” & “The Beckoning”.  He is an original cast member of the theatre production “PIECES: In My Own Voice” which focuses on raising mental health awareness in the African American community.  

Since 2014, DeMar has been an Associate Artist/Lecturer in the Peck School of the Arts/Department of Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also a teaching artist for the organization Black Arts Milwaukee.

With a passion for service & advocacy, the Milwaukee native has worked at various non-profit organizations including Cardinal Stritch University’s Lifetime Learners Program, Social Development Commission, and the Free & Community Clinic Collaborative.  He also serves as an adult basic education tutor for Literacy Services of Wisconsin. 

DeMar plans to pursue graduate studies with an emphasis on Black dance theory and its societal impact on communities throughout the African Diaspora.