Dr. Shondrika Moss-Bouldin is the proud co-founder of Soulploitation Creative Works/Acting Up!. She also works as an independent artist and scholar that has earned all of her degrees from Northwestern University (B.A., M.A., PhD). She is a certified white belt with the Nia technique for over ten years. She received a Fulbright Award in 2006 to study in South Africa and has taught and lectured at several universities such as Northwestern University, CUNY, DePaul University, and Spelman College and presented at numerous conferences such as National Minority Aids Council, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Southeastern Theatre Conference, and American Society for Theatre Research. She is a member of Lincoln Center's 2012 Director's Lab. Some of her previous artistic and consultant work has been with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Kennedy Center, Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, Creative Arts Team, Cobb and Atlanta Public Schools, Chicago Shakespeare, The National Black Arts Festival, and The National Black Theatre Festival. She has directed, produced, and choreographed, in New York City (Off Broadway), San Francisco, Chicago, and Atlanta. Some of her most recent theatrical productions have been The Vagina Monologues, Mirandy and Brother Wind, and Bitter Fruit. She is currently workshopping the play, 4 Love: a dedication to women who have HIV and their loved ones and developing artistic and professional development programs for professional artists.