About Us

Founded in 2007 in St. Louis, MO by artistic director & choreographer, Alicia “Sunshine” Depry-Gbaho, built a dance company that would entail intermingled choreography rooted in the African Cultures, illuminating the dynamics of its powerfully influential and iconic dances. Beyond Measure Dance Theater has been called “a preeminent Afro-Fusion Dance Company!” It’s  members receiving accolades for their technique, artistry & musicality.

Traditional & creative music are vital to Beyond Measure as well as  community engagement.  Since 2009, Beyond Measure Dance Theater has a annual production, community involvement and international.

Continuing to live up to their reputation of being a powerful & dynamic performance company, BMDT provides educational opportunities in dance for all ages and abilities. The  art of fusion is the language of this company expressed  through song, folk tales, dance, visual art and poetry.


Who We Are
Alicia Sunshine Depry-Gbaho- Artistic Director/Founder/Choreographer
Germaine “DGS” Depry-Gbaho- Musical Director/Choreographer

Artist-Dance Members

Adad Ezenwa-Autrey  
Kim Northcross      

Karlyne Killebrew

Charis Railey      

Artist-Vocalist Members
Evann DaBoise

We greatly appreciate your interest in Beyond Measure Dance Theatre.

Alicia Sunshine (The Urban Jewel)

Because a little sun makes everything brighter.
 ~ Anonymous

(photo by Jonathon White)


Alicia Sunshine, Director

           (photo by Gara Dyson)

BMDT in Action